April 16, 2015



Milton, Mass.-Junior catcher Matt Foley (Seekonk, MA) and classmate left fielder Joe Yankee (Lincoln, RI) each went 2-for-4 with a home run to lead the Rhode Island College baseball team to a 4-3 non-conference victory over Curry College at D. Forbes Will Field on Thursday afternoon.


The Anchormen (15-7) and the Colonels (13-7) stayed scoreless thru three innings with RIC starter freshman Dan Greaves (Warwick, RI) and Curry starter sophomore Mike Reiher (Ramsey, NJ) combining to allow four hits over the three innings.


Following a pop-out to third base, the Anchormen got on the board in the top of the fourth when Foley blasted a solo homer to give RIC the 1-0 lead. Reiher induced back-to-back outs to escape the inning down, 1-0.



 Freshman pitcher Daniel Greaves


RIC tacked on three more runs in the top of the sixth to take the commanding, 4-0, lead. The inning started with freshman center fielder Brad Douglas (Wakefield, RI) reached on a single to left field.  Following a fly out, Yankee went yard, driving in Douglas to make the score 3-0. Foley then reached on a single, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on an error to make the score 4-0.


The Colonels made a run in the seventh, scoring two runs on three hits. Senior shortstop Derek Pizarro (Cambridge, MA) notched a one-out single to start the rally. Sophomore William De La Cruz (Bronx, NY) followed that with a single of his own, putting runners on first and second. Following an Anchorman error loading the bases; a wild pitch allowed Pizarro to score. Junior right fielder John Arens (Milton, MA) smacked a single up the middle to score De La Cruz. RIC ended the inning by fanning the final batter swinging.



 Junior left fielder/pitcher Joe Yankee


The Colonels struck again in the eighth when junior designated hitter Philip Perez (West Covina, CA) reached on a double than scored on a double into left field. RIC sophomore reliever Jake Roy (Seekonk, MA) was able to finish the inning with only the one run allowed, making the score, 4-3, entering the ninth.


Following a scoreless ninth for RIC, Yankee came on in relief to close out the game. Starting with a strikeout looking, he induced back-to-back ground ball outs to close out the 1-2-3 inning and pick up his first save (1) of the season.


Greaves went 5.0 innings, allowing no runs on two hits with three strikeouts in the victory (2-0). Reiher allowed four runs on six hits, three of those earned, with two strikeouts in the loss (0-2).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at home against Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, April 18 (Noon).