April 13, 2008


Senior Hurls Complete Game, While Junior Shortstop
Belts Game-Winning Home Run

Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College baseball team won game one, 7-0, and took the nightcap, 3-2, in a sweep of Little East Conference rival UMass Boston Sunday afternoon at Anchorman Field.


RIC (18-7, 7-1) senior pitcher Eric Thibault (Somerset, MA) hurled a complete game, five-hit shutout in the opener. He recorded five strikeouts, while posting a no-hitter through the first five innings to earn his team-leading fifth (5-1) win. Junior third baseman Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, RI) did the damage offensively, going 4-for-6 with two runs scored. Senior second baseman Pete Olson (North Providence, RI) and junior catcher Jordan Amorin (Swansea, MA) drove in two runs apiece. UMass Boston (11-13, 3-3) senior starting pitcher Nick Conway (Methuen, MA) lasted only four innings, allowing five runs on six hits, while striking out six in a losing (3-2) effort.


Senior Eric Thibault


Game two was a tight affair as RIC junior shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) snapped a 2-2 tie with his fourth home run of the season off UMB sophomore starting pitcher Mike Andriano (Massapequa, NY). Cardoso went 2-for-4 with one run scored and two RBI. Amorin posted another solid outing from the dish, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Andriano took the loss (1-2), allowing three runs on five hits to go along with six strikeouts in a complete game effort. RIC freshman starting pitcher Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI) threw six strong innings, allowing no earned runs on four hits, while striking out eight. Senior reliever Evan Grogan (East Lyme, CT) earned his fourth (4-0) win, while junior closer Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) hurled a scoreless ninth to pick up his fifth save. UMB junior designated hitter Eric Salvador (Middleboro, MA) went 3-for-4 with an RBI.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Elms tomorrow night for a 7:30 game, while the Beacons will play at Babson on Wednesday, Apr. 16.