March 22, 2009






Providence, RIóJunior first baseman Tim Schabowski (Pascoag, RI) went 6-for-8 with four runs scored, three RBI, a double  and two stolen bases as Rhode Island College swept a doubleheader from Newbury at Anchorman Field on Sunday afternoon.






 Junior first baseman Tim Schabowski




RIC (10-3) pounded out 21 hits in a 20-3 victory in game one. The hosts plated eight runs in the first and never looked back. The offense was the story as 10 different Anchormen recorded a hit, with senior right fielder B.J. Doyon (Douglas, MA) leading the way with a 4-for-5 performance. He added four runs scored and three RBI. Senior second baseman Garrett Grenier (North Smithfield, RI) went 3-for-4 with four RBI, two runs scored and a double.




Freshman pitcher Cory Madore (Carver, MA) earned the win (2-0), allowing two runs on three hits, to go along with five strikeouts, in four innings of work. Freshman Andrew McKeon (Johnston, RI) threw the final three frames. Newbury (1-8) freshman pitcher Alex Chetlat (Farmington, CT) took the loss (0-2), getting roughed up for 10 runs on seven hits in two innings of work. Classmate Mike Gulla (Westbury, NY) didnít fair much better in relief, surrendering 10 runs on 14 hits over the final four frames.






 Freshman pitcher Cory Madore




Although Rhode Island College scored in all but one inning of game two, it was a tightly contested affair with RIC coming out on top, 10-5. The Anchormen took a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI-double from sophomore designated hitter Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI). The visitors tied the game up in the second as freshman shortstop Curran Shane (Bedford, NH) walked with the bases loaded. RIC freshman starter Mike DeWald (Hope Valley, RI) got out of the jam on a double play grounder.






 Freshman pitcher Mike DeWald




The Anchormen went right back on top in the home half of the inning. Sophomore catcher Justin Corso (Cranston, RI) contributed an RBI-single, while senior second baseman Bryan Colombero (Skillman, NJ) plated another with a sacrifice fly.




The hosts built a 6-2 advantage in the third as Corso knocked in one on a single and freshman shortstop Kyle Allaire (Uxbridge, MA) registered a sacrifice fly. RIC effectively ended the game in the fifth on a Colombero RBI single and a two-run double from Schabowski. DeWald earned the win (1-0), allowing two earned runs on eight hits to go along with three strikeouts in five innings of work. Newbury freshman pitcher Jorge Pimentel (Winsted, CT) took the loss (1-1), allowing seven runs, of which only four were earned, on eight hits in four innings.




Chetlat went 3-for-4 with a double while playing first base in game two. Junior second baseman Hayato Iwahori (Tokyo, Japan) contributed a pinch-hit RBI single in game one, then went 2-for-2 with two runs scored in the nightcap.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Coast Guard on Tuesday, Mar. 24.