April 14, 2009



Providence, RIóJunior right fielder Jared Rossi (Johnston, RI) went 3-for-5 with a run scored as the Rhode Island College baseball team defeated Johnson & Wales, 6-1, on Tuesday afternoon at Pierce Field.


Rhode Island College took the lead in the top of the fourth when an RBI double by freshman left fielder Mike Nadiger (Warwick, RI) put the team up 1-0. Johnson & Wales responded in the bottom of the fifth when junior left fielder Mike Sarfati (Plainfield, NJ) crossed the plate after a run-scoring single by sophomore right fielder Bryan Sayers (Chelmsford, MA)



 Senior Second Baseman Garrett Grenier


The visiting Anchormen regained the advantage in the top of the sixth, going ahead 2-1 on an RBI single by senior second baseman Garrett Grenier (North Smithfield, RI). RIC extended its lead to 5-1 after three runs in eighth, paced by a Nadiger RBI triple. The visitors added one more in the ninth on a senior third baseman Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, RI) sacrifice fly.



 Freshman left fielder Mike Nadiger


Nadiger was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI. Freshman starter Mike DeWald (Hope Valley, RI) picked up the win (2-0) for the Anchormen, allowing one run on five hits, in six innings of work.



 Freshman Pitcher Mike DeWald


Sayers paced the Wildcats in the setback, going 2-for-4 with an RBI, while junior Jeff Jordan (Woodbridge, NJ) suffered the loss (4-2), allowing one earned run on four hits, in three innings.


With the loss Johnson & Wales falls to 14-14, while Rhode Island College improves to 17-10 for the year.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Curry on Thursday, April 16.