April 16, 2009



Providence, RIóSophomore designated hitter Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI) went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, three RBI and two home runs (7) as Rhode Island College defeated Curry, 12-8, at Anchorman Field on Thursday afternoon.



 Sophomore Designated Hitter Gary Levesque


RIC improves to 18-10 overall, while Curry sees a 10-game winning streak come to an end as it drops to 24-4 on the season. The Anchormenís 12 runs were the second-most allowed by CC this spring.


The Colonels took a 1-0 lead in the first as senior right fielder James Geosits (Wyomissing, PA) doubled in junior designated hitter Tony Luciani (Weymouth, MA). RIC senior catcher Jordan Amorin (Swansea, MA) homered (3) in the second to tie the game, 1-1.



 Senior Catcher Jordan Amorin


The Colonels went on top, 2-1, in the third as freshman second baseman David Stevens (Deerfield Beach, FL) reached on an error and came across on a Geosits RBI single. The hosts answered back in the home half of the frame, plating two as senior center fielder B.J. Doyon (Douglas, MA) and Amorin contributed run-scoring singles.



 Senior Center Fielder B.J. Doyon


RIC jumped out to a 7-2 lead with a four-run fourth inning, highlighted by an RBI double from junior right fielder Jared Rossi (Johnston, RI), a two-run blast by sophomore designated hitter Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI) and another key hit by Amorin.


The visitors would not go quietly as Geosits knocked in two in the fifth with a single. Curry put another run up in the sixth as junior leftfielder Tim Sweeney (Walpole, MA) registered an RBI single. Levesque made it an 8-5 game with his second homer of the day in the home half of the inning.


Geosits continued his hot hand at the plate, pulling the Colonels within one run, 8-7, with a two-run homer (10) in the seventh. Doyon gave the Anchormen some breathing space with a two-out, two-run single, while freshman left fielder Mike Nadiger (Warwick, RI) plated an additional insurance run with an RBI fielderís choice and senior shortstop Josh Cardoso (New Bedford, MA) scored on a wild pitch in the eighth.


Curry loaded the bases in the ninth, but freshman reliever Andrew McKeon (Johnston, RI) was able to get Geosits to ground into a double play, which produced a run, then got junior first baseman Rick Vail (Lynnfield, MA) to pop out to end the game.


The Anchormen used four pitchers on the day, with sophomore Rob Rushton (Freetown, MA) picking up his fourth win (4-1) of the year. He hurled seven innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits, while striking out three.


Curry senior starter Jim Simon (Deerfield Beach, FL) took the loss (4-1), allowing five earned runs on 10 hits in 3.2 innings.


Doyon went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored, while Amorin went 3-for-5 as well with three RBI and a run scored. Geosits went 4-for-5 with six RBI and a run scored.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume the Little East Conference circuit with a single game tomorrow afternoon at Western Connecticut.