March 20, 2009




Levesque Picks Up Second Win; Fama Notches Fifth Save


Providence, RI—Senior center fielder B.J. Doyon’s (Douglas, MA) sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning plated the winning run in Rhode Island College’s, 2-1, victory over Brandeis at Anchorman Field on Friday afternoon.




Sophomore pitcher Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI) hurled eight innings, allowing just one run on six hits, while striking out five, to stay unbeaten (2-0) on the season. Senior closer Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) threw a scoreless ninth to register his fifth save.






 Sophomore Pitcher Gary Levesque




The Anchormen (8-2) took an early lead, 1-0, in the bottom of the second as junior first baseman Tim Schabowski (Pascoag, RI) was hit by a pitch and later scored on an error.




The Judges (5-8) evened the game up in the top of the seventh as sophomore first baseman Pat Nicholson (East Walpole, MA) reached on an infield single and scored on junior right fielder Jon O’Brion’s (Portland, ME) RBI double.




RIC senior shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) was hit by a pitch to lead off the seventh, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. With one down, Doyon smacked a hard liner to left field that was able to get Cardoso home with the go-ahead run.




Brandeis sophomore reliever John McGrath (New York, NY) took the loss in relief of classmate starter Justin Duncombe (Canyon County, CA). Duncombe threw six innings, allowing just one unearned run on two hits to go along with four strikeouts.




O’Brion went 3-for-3 to pace the Judges offensively.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Wheaton tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 p.m.