April 27, 2010



Norton, MA-Sophomore Nolan Corr (Somersworth, NH) tied a Wheaton College baseball record with his eighth win of the season, spinning a complete-game shutout during a rain-shortened, 12-0 victory in six innings over Rhode Island College on Tuesday in Sidell Stadium.


The Lyons, who are ranked 18th nationally by, improved to 25-7 behind their ninth straight win, moving to 11-1 all time against the Anchormen. RIC fell to 17-13, as the contest marked just the fifth time this season that Rhode Island College played in a game decided by more than six runs.


Corr became the seventh Wheaton pitcher to notch eight victories, as he has compiled that total in as many starts, and matched another mark with his second shutout. He struck out one, did not yield a walk and surrendered just six hits. After entering the game with the second-lowest earned run average in Division III, he trimmed the figure to 0.89.


The Lyons picked up all 12 of their runs and each of their 17 hits by the fourth inning, as sophomore Dan Haugh (Andover, MA) led the charge by going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Senior Paul Malaguti (Andover, MA) and freshmen Eric Jensen (Gorham, NH) and Sean Ryan (Norton, MA) each provided two hits while scoring twice, as Ryan homered, and junior Sean Munley (Trenton, NJ) was 2-for-3 with two RBI.


In his first start of the year, senior Bobby Venditto (Cranston, RI) took the loss, allowing five runs on eight hits in two innings of work. All 12 of Wheaton's runs were earned. Six different Anchormen had one hit apiece, with senior Jared Rossi (Johnston, RI) picking up a double.



 Senior center fielder Jared Rossi


RIC put at least one runner on base in every inning, but Corr's defense twirled double plays in each of the opening three frames, with twin killings ending the second and third innings.


Malaguti's first-inning sac fly gave the Lyons the lead for good, as Wheaton plated three runs on five hits. Haugh legged out an RBI triple, and Munley poked a run-scoring double. Ryan swatted a solo home run with two down in the second before Haugh provided another RBI on a base knock, and Jensen and Landers drove in runs thanks to third-inning hits.


Wheaton tacked on five runs on six hits in the fourth, as Lieneck, Munley and junior Eric Laliberte (Nashua, NH) picked up RBI singles and senior Jason Clucas (Peabody, MA) drilled a run-scoring double.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Framingham State tomorrow afternoon at Anchorman Field.