April 1, 2009






Bristol, RI—Sophomore pitcher Rob Rushton (Freetown, MA) threw eight innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, to earn his third win (3-10, while senior closer Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) tossed a scoreless ninth for the save (7) as Rhode Island College defeated Roger Williams, 7-5, in collegiate baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Paolino Field.






 Sophomore Pitcher Rob Rushton




Senior shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) went 2-for-5 with three runs scored, while senior second baseman Bryan Colombero (Skillman, NJ) went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.




The Anchormen put one on the board in the first inning after sophomore first baseman Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI) tripled in senior catcher Jordan Amorin (Swansea, MA) with two outs. Justin Reyes (Lincoln, RI) quickly erased the deficit in the bottom of the first for the Hawks with a two-out, two-run single to center, scoring Kevin Simpson (Londonderry, NH) and Alex Perry (Glastonbury, CT). Reyes would add another run for the Hawks in the following inning with an RBI double to put RWU up 3-1.




RIC continued to chip away at the lead, getting a run in the fourth inning, and then tied the game in the fifth on a home run to left field by junior right fielder Jared Rossi (Johnston, RI). Rhode Island College finally regained the lead in the sixth on a Cardoso RBI-double to give the visitors a 4-3 advantage.




The Anchormen added two more in the eighth on a two-run double by Rossi to extend the lead to 6-3, yet the Hawks got both of the runs back in the bottom half of the inning on a two-run homer by Zach Porter (Middleboro, MA)




Rhode Island College added an insurance run in the top of the ninth, with Cardoso scoring on Colombero’s RBI single. RIC set the Hawks down in order in the bottom half of the inning to get the win.




Dan Roberge (Oakdale, CT) suffered the loss, allowing five runs in 5.1 innings of work. Reyes finished 2-for-4 with three RBI with Perry adding two hits and three runs scored.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference play at Western Connecticut on Friday, Apr. 3.