April 19, 2008


Anchormen Drop To 7-3 in Little East Play

Willimantic, CTóRhode Island College saw a modest three-game Little East Conference win streak stopped by Eastern Connecticut on Saturday afternoon as the Warriors took a doubleheader from the Anchormen.  RIC lost game one, 8-5, and the nightcap, 19-8, in seven innings.


RIC (21-9, 7-3) scored three runs in the top of the eighth to pull within one run, 6-5, in the first game, but the Warriors (19-10-1, 6-3) added two more in the bottom of the frame to seal the victory. Freshman pitcher Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI) took the loss (1-2), surrendering six runs on seven hits, while striking out two, in 5.1 innings. Junior catcher Jordan Amorin (Swansea, MA) went 2-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI on his first home run (1) of the season. Senior first baseman Jim Connell (Smithfield, RI) went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Eastern Connecticut right-hander junior Jimmy Jagodzinski (Greenwich, CT) won his sixth game (6-2) in eight decisions by pitching into the eighth inning. He fanned eight without a walk and gave up nine hits. Sophomore righty Chris Wojick (Uncasville, CT) gained his fourth save in his staff-leading 15th appearance in relief of Jagodzinski.


In game two, the Warriors jumped out to a 3-0 lead off RIC senior starting pitcher Eric Thibault (Somerset, MA) in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back. A seven-run fourth inning for ECSU put the game out of reach. Thibault (2-1) took the loss, allowing six runs on six hits, while striking out two, in three innings. Senior second baseman Pete Olson (North Providence, RI) went 3-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI. Eastern Connecticut sophomore starting pitcher earned his third win (3-1), allowing four runs on eight hits, while reaching double digits in strikeouts with 11, over six innings.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will face Worcester State at Holy Cross on Wednesday, Apr. 23.