April 8, 2016



Newport, R.I.-Rhode Island College junior left fielder Austin Barry (North Kingstown, RI) went 1-for-5 with a pair of RBI and a run scored to lead the baseball team to a 7-7 tie, their second deadlock of the season, to Salve Regina on Friday.


The Seahawks (6-7-1) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when sophomore second baseman John Militano (Miller Place, NY) stole home. RIC (9-9-2) was able to escape the stanza with no more damage as junior pitcher Edward Apice (North Kingstown, RI) notched a strikeout to close the inning.


The Anchormen took the lead in the top of the third, scoring four runs in the inning. Following back-to-back singles to lead off the inning, a wild pitch put both runners in scoring position with no outs. Sophomore center fielder Brad Douglas (Wakefield, RI) broke the game open, reaching on a fielder’s choice that brought in two runs. Junior first baseman TJ Lynch (South Kingstown, RI) singled to drive in Douglas with Barry scoring on a two-out single to cap the RIC outburst.


Salve was able to get a run back in the bottom of the inning when sophomore first baseman Alex Perry (North Attleboro, MA) smashed a solo homer to make the score, 4-2, Anchormen. SRU scored a pair in the bottom of the next inning to tie the game before RIC could take the lead in the sixth.



 Junior left fielder Austin Barry


RIC started the scoring with junior third baseman Scott Linnane (North Kingstown, RI) notching an RBI single. With two outs and the bases loaded, Barry stepped in and ripped a double, which scored a pair to give RIC a 7-4 lead.


Salve got one back in the bottom of the frame when freshman right fielder Zack Smith (New Canaan, CT) smacked a solo homer. The Seahawks would be held scoreless until the bottom of the eighth when they were able to score a pair of runs on three hits to knot the game at 7-7.


The game continued into extra innings, with Salve’s All-American, Perry, stepping up to bat against RIC senior pitcher Kory Lawrence (Woonsocket, RI) with two down in the bottom of the 11th. Lawrence was able to strike the All-American out to secure the tie for the Anchormen.


Apice (1-0) struck out seven in six innings of work, while the Salve bullpen went 8.1 innings, allowing just three runs while striking out seven.   


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Little East Conference play at home against Plymouth State on Saturday, April 9 (Noon).