March 25, 2010






Salem, MA-Rhode Island College junior second baseman Andrew Sceeles (Seekonk, MA) belted his first collegiate home run with a two-run shot in the fourth inning, but it was not enough as Salem State downed the Anchormen, 9-3, on Thursday afternoon.






 Junior second baseman Andrew Sceeles




Salem State co-captain and first baseman Steve Mucci (Wallkill, NY) smacked two, two-run homers to lead the Vikings to victory. Mucci was 4-for-4 with one walk and five RBI. He was a triple away from attaining the cycle. Second baseman Troy Ingemi (Malden, MA) also had a good day with two doubles and one RBI in five at-bats.




The Vikings improve to 6-6 on the young season. The Anchormen drop to 6-3. The non-conference matchup pitted Salem State hurler Joe Galindo (Monument, CO) against Rhode Island College pitcher Chris Day (North Kingstown, RI).




Galindo recorded the win along with eight strikeouts and allowed only three runs on three hits through seven innings pitched. He helped his cause from the batters box by going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.




RIC freshman pitcher David Hoey (Lincoln, RI) relieved Day in the fourth. Hoey was tagged for the loss after he allowed four runs on three hits in 1.1 innings of work.




Left fielder Guery Alonzo (Boston, MA) scored the first run of the game for the Vikings in the second inning on a passed ball. Catcher Matt Gusdorf (Reston, VA) drove the ball to left center to drive in Ingemi to extend Salem State’s lead, 2-0 at the end of the inning.




Rhode Island College tied the game in the fourth inning on Sceeles’ blast. 




The Vikings scored four runs in the fifth inning. Ingemi and Galindo led off with back-to-back doubles to score the first run of the inning. Mucci then homered and third baseman Devon Davis capped the inning with an RBI single to score shortstop Ryan Kane (Nahant, MA). Salem State ended the inning with a 6-2 advantage.




Mucci’s power stroke resurfaced in the bottom of sixth. He sent a lazy fly that hit the top of the right field fence and was ruled to be a home run by the umpiring crew. Sam Perkins scored on the homer to push the Viking lead to five runs, 8-3. Mucci produced the final Viking run in the bottom of the eighth with an RBI double.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Framingham State tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m.