2018 Rhode Island College Baseball Summary

2018 Baseball Team Photo

Providence, R.I.—Head Coach Scott Virgulak’s (Career record: 165-174-2; .487) team finished the 2018 season with a 20-15 overall record and an 8-6 (fourth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

The fourth-seeded Anchormen knocked off No. 3-seeded Southern Maine, 7-3, in opening round action of the 2018 Little East Championship on May 9. RIC fell to No. 2-seeded Eastern Connecticut, 10-5, on May 10 and then ended its season with a 6-4 setback vs. No. 6-seeded UMass Dartmouth on May 11.

Senior center fielder Brad Douglas (South Kingstown, RI) closed out his career as an Anchorman having played in 138 games, starting all of them. He batted .347 (183-for-527) with 127 runs scored, 183 hits, 26 doubles, three triples, two home runs, 85 RBI and 24 stolen bases. He owned a .419 slugging percentage, a .445 on-base percentage and a .975 fielding percentage.

As a senior in 2018, Douglas was named First Team All-Little East. He played in 35 games, starting all of them. He batted .361 (53-for-147) with 40 runs scored, 53 hits, 13 doubles, two triples, 35 RBI and two stolen bases. Douglas owned a .476 slugging percentage, a .456 on-base percentage and a .940 fielding percentage.

As a junior in 2017, Douglas played in 34 games, starting all of them. He batted .328 (39-for-119) with 39 hits, 26 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, one home run, 14 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Douglas owned a .403 slugging percentage, a .450 on-base percentage and a .990 fielding percentage.

As a sophomore in 2016, Douglas played in 37 games, starting all of them. He batted .301 (41-for-136) with 41 hits, four doubles, one home run, 17 walks, 27 RBI, 30 runs scored and four stolen bases. Douglas owned a .353 slugging percentage, a .409 on-base percentage and a .968 fielding percentage. He led the team in runs scored and was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the year.

As a freshman in 2015, Douglas was named the Little East Conference Co-Rookie of the Year. He played in 32 games, starting all of them. Douglas batted .400 (50-for-125) with 50 hits, five doubles, nine RBI, 14 walks and 31 runs scored. He owned a .440 slugging percentage, a .469 on-base percentage and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. Douglas led the team in fielding percentage, ranked second in at-bats, hits, walks and on-base percentage, while ranking third on the team in batting average, runs, steals and putouts.

Douglas is a criminal justice major and a 2014 graduate of South Kingstown High School. 

Senior pitcher Daniel Greaves (Warwick, RI) closed his career as an Anchorman having appeared in 39 games, starting 26 of them. He was 9-10 with a 6.53 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 155.2 innings pitched. 

As a senior in 2018, Greaves appeared in 10 games, starting nine of them. He was 3-1 with a 6.56 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 48.0 innings pitched.

As a junior in 2107, Greaves appeared in 11 games, starting eight of them. He was 3-5 with 42 strikeouts in 55.0 innings pitched.

As a sophomore in 2016, Greaves appeared in 11 games, starting seven of them. He owned a 1-3 record with 32 strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA in 40.0 innings of work. Greaves was tied for second on the team with one complete game. 

As a freshman in 2015, Greaves appeared in seven games, making two starts. He was 2-1 to go along with 12 strikeouts and a 9.95 ERA in 12.2 innings of work.  

Greaves is a psychology major and a 2014 graduate of Veterans High School.

Senior pitcher Myles Levy (Cranston, RI) closed out his career as an Anchorman having appeared in 46 games, starting 11 of them. He was 4-7 with a 5.65 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 113.0 innings pitched.

As a senior in 2018, Levy appeared in 10 games, starting three of them. He was 1-1 with a 7.33 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 27.0 innings pitched.

As a junior in 2017, Levy appeared in 17 games, starting four of them. He was 2-2 with two saves, 21 strikeouts in 36.1 innings pitched.

As a sophomore in 2016, Levy appeared in 15 games, starting three of them. He posted a 1-3 record with 22 strikeouts and a 4.89 ERA in 42.1 innings of work. Levy was tied for second on the team with one complete game.

As a freshman in 2015, Levy appeared in four games, starting one of them. He was 0-1 with four strikeouts and an 8.59 ERA in 7.1 innings out of the bullpen.

Levy is an accounting major and a 2014 graduate of Cranston High School West.

Senior designated hitter Frank Pettinato (Cranston, RI) closed out his career as an Anchorman having played in 125 game, starting 119 of them. He batted .302 (135-for-447) with 58 runs scored, 135 hits, 18 doubles, four triples, seven home runs, 82 RBI and one stolen base. Pettinato owned a .407 slugging percentage, a .361 on-base percentage and a .993 fielding percentage.

As a senior in 2018, Pettinato was named First Team All-Little East and team MVP. He played in 35 games, starting 34 of them. He batted .367 (51-for-139) with 22 runs scored, 51 hits, seven doubles, one triple, three home runs and 34 RBI. Pettinato owned a .496 slugging percentage, a .441 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

As a junior in 2017, Pettinato played in 32 games, starting all of them. He batted .350 (41-for-117) with 41 hits, 18 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, one home run, 21 RBI and one stolen base. He owned a .436 slugging percentage, a .406 on-base percentage and a .996 fielding percentage.

As a sophomore in 2016, Pettinato played in 29 games, starting 26 of them. He batted .152 (14-for-92) with 14 hits, two doubles, one home run, seven walks, 11 RBI and four runs scored. Pettinato owned a .207 slugging percentage, .218 on-base percentage and a.986 fielding percentage.

As a freshman in 2015, Pettinato played in 29 games, starting 27 of them. He batted .293 (29-for-99) with 29 hits, four doubles, two triples, two home runs, 16 RBI, four walks and 14 runs scored. Pettinato owned a .434 slugging percentage, a .324 on-base percentage and a .991 fielding percentage. He ranked first on the team with 216 putouts and was second on the team with a .991 fielding percentage.

Pettinato is a computer information systems major and a 2013 graduate of Cranston High School West.

Senior catcher Tyler Rains (North Kingstown, RI) closed out his career as an Anchorman having played in 93 games, starting 86 of them. He batted .259 (82-for-316) with 44 runs scored, 82 hits, 14 doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 51 RBI and four stolen bases. Rains owned a .377 slugging percentage, a .330 on-base percentage and a .968 fielding percentage.

As a senior in 2018, Rains played in 22 games, starting 20 of them. He batted .313 (26-for-83) with 20 runs scored, 26 hits, six doubles, one triple, three home runs, 17 RBI and three stolen bases. Rains owned a .518 slugging percentage, a .380 on-base percentage and a .976 fielding percentage.

As a junior in 2016, Rains played in 33 games, starting 32 of them. He batted .274 (32-for-117) with 32 hits, five doubles, three home runs, six walks, 19 RBI, 11 runs scored and one stolen base. Rains owned a .393 slugging percentage, a .320 on-base percentage and a .956 fielding percentage.

As a sophomore in 2015, Rains played in 13 games, starting 12 of them. He batted .128 (5-for-39) with five hits, three RBI, five walks and four runs scored. Rains owned a .128 slugging percentage, a .244 on-base percentage and a .989 fielding percentage. 

As a freshman in 2014, Rains played in 25 games, starting 22 of them. He batted .247 (19-for-77) with 19 hits, three doubles, one home run, 12 RBI, nine walks and nine runs scored. Rains owned a .325 slugging percentage, a .333 on-base percentage and a .958 fielding percentage. 

Rains is a marketing major and a 2013 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

Senior pitcher Andrew Veiga (Lincoln, RI) appeared in 14 games, starting 11 of them. He was 6-5 with a 6.19 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 77.0 innings pitched.

Prior to coming to RIC, Veiga played two seasons at the University of Rhode Island.

He is a 2014 graduate of  Lincoln High School

Senior right fielder Shaun Vigeant (Coventry, RI) closed out his career as an Anchorman having played in 142 games, starting all of them. He batted .250 (141-for-564) with 112 run scored, 141 hits, 22 doubles, 11 triples, eight home runs, 69 RBI and 13 stolen bases. He owned a .371 slugging percentage, a .323 on-base percentage and a .954 fielding percentage.

As a senior in 2018, Vigeant played in 35 games, starting all of them. He batted .254 (36-for-142) with 30 runs scored, 36 hits, six doubles, one triple, six home runs, 28 RBI and one stolen bases. Vigeant owned a .437 slugging percentage, a .343 on-base percentage and a .969 fielding percentage.

As a junior in 2017, Vigeant played in 36 games, starting all of them. He batted .229 (32-for-140) with 32 hits, 21 runs scored, six doubles, six triples, one home run, 23 RBI and three stolen bases. He owned a .379 slugging percentage, a .284 on-base percentage and a .973 fielding percentage.

As a sophomore in 2016, Vigeant played in 37 games, starting all of them. He batted .212 (31-for-146) with 31 hits, four doubles, three triples, four RBI, 17 walks and 25 runs scored. Vigeant owned a .281 slugging percentage, a .307 on-base percentage and a .934 fielding percentage. He ranked first on the team in at-bats, triples and assists (97).

As a freshman in 2015, Vigeant was named Second Team All-Little East. He was one of three Anchormen to play and start in all 34 games. Vigeant batted .309 (42-for-136) with 42 hits, six doubles, one triple, one home run, 14 RBI, eight walks, five stolen bases and 36 runs scored. He tallied a .390 slugging percentage, a .360 on-base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage. Vigeant led the team in at-bats and assists, while ranking second in runs and stolen bases. He was named Little East Rookie of the Week once on the season.

Vigeant is a community health major with a minor in coaching and a 2014 graduate of Coventry High School.

Junior second baseman Sam Alkins (East Greenwich, RI) played in three games. He batted .250 (1-for-4) with two runs scored, one hit and one RBI. Alkins owned a .250 slugging percentage, a .250 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Junior third baseman Tyler Calabro (Cumberland, RI) played in 13 games, starting seven of them. He batted .370 (10-for-27) with 10 runs scored, 10 hits, one triple and seven RBI. Calabro owned a .444 slugging percentage, a .469 on-base percentage and a .786 fielding percentage.

Sophomore outfielder Ryan Chadwick (Wakefield, RI) played in seven games. He batted .500 (1-for-2) with two runs scored and one hit. Chadwick owned a .500 slugging percentage and a .750 on-base percentage.

Sophomore third baseman Nate Donovan (Lincoln, RI) played in four games, starting one of them. He batted .500 (3-for-6) with two runs scored, three hits, one double, three RBI and one stolen base. Donovan owned a .667 slugging percentage, a .571 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Junior catcher Nick Feola (North Providence, RI) played in five games, starting two of them. He batted .400 (4-for-10) with four runs scored, four hits, one home and five RBI. Feola owned a .700 slugging percentage, a .500 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Junior pitcher Stephen Noti (Warwick, RI) appeared in 14 games, starting for of them. He was 4-1 with a 5.81 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 52.2 innings pitched.

Junior first baseman Tyler Walsh (Cumberland, RI) was named Third Team All-New England and Second Team All-Little East. He played in 35 games, starting all of them. He batted .368 (50-for-136) with 34 runs scored, 50 hits, 11 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 32 RBI. Walsh owned a .596 slugging percentage, a .488 on-base percentage and a .993 fielding percentage. He was named the Little East Player of the Week once on the season.

Sophomore pitcher Kevin Alvarez (Providence, RI) appeared in two games. He registered a 27.00 ERA with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings pitched. As a hitter, he played in three games. 

Sophomore pitcher Erry Baldayac (Providence, RI) appeared in 10 games, starting four of them. He was a 1-2 with a 6.53 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 20.2 innings pitched.

Sophomore pitcher Julio Brens (Providence, RI) appeared in eight games, starting one of them. Brens registered a 5.91 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 10.2 innings pitched.

Sophomore catcher Sam Franco (Cranston, RI) played in 22 games, starting 11 of them. He batted .267 (12-for-45) with 14 runs scored, 12 hits, two doubles, one triple, two home runs and 12 RBI. Franco owned a .489 slugging percentage, a .353 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Sophomore pitcher Stephen Maybach (Saunderstown, RI) appeared in one game. He registered a 36.00 ERA in 1.0 innings pitched.

Sophomore pitcher Riley Miller (Newport, RI) appeared in three games. He registered an 11.57 ERA with three strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched.

Sophomore infielder Evan Moore (Warren, RI) played in four games. He batted .333 (1-for-3) with one run scored, and one hit. Moore owned a .333 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage.

Sophomore shortstop Rommy Morel (Providence, RI) played in 35 games, starting all of them. He batted .256 (33-for-129) with 25 runs scored, 33 hits, four doubles, 14 RBI and three stolen bases. Morel owned a .287 slugging percentage, a .366 on-base percentage and a .933 fielding percentage. 

Sophomore pitcher AJ Morris (Coventry, RI) appeared in one game and hurled 0.1 innings.

Sophomore left fielder Josh Silva (Seekonk, MA) played in 27 games, starting 19 of them. He batted .410 (34-for-83) with 21 runs scored, 34 hits, three doubles, one triple, nine RBI and 17 stolen bases. Silva owned a .470 slugging percentage, a .438 on-base percentage and a .944 fielding percentage.

Sophomore second baseman Nate Vigeant (Coventry, RI) played in 33 games, starting all of them. He batted .375 (45-for-120) with 26 runs scored, 45 hits, 11 doubles, two home runs, 19 RBI and one stolen base. Vigeant owned a .517 slugging percentage, a .445 on-base percentage and a .953 fielding percentage.

Sophomore outfielder Mike Webb (Pawtucket, RI) played in 20 games, starting 15 of them. He batted .382 (26-for-68) with 14 runs scored, 26 hits, eight doubles, 12 RBI and two stolen bases. Webb owned a .500 slugging percentage, a .442 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, he appeared in nine games, starting three of them. Webb was 1-4 with one save, a 6.43 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched.

Sophomore third baseman Ray Zincone (West Warwick, RI) played in 33 games, starting 30 of them. He batted .283 (32-for-113) with 28 runs scored, 32 hits, five doubles, one home run, 19 RBI and three stolen bases. He owned a .354 slugging percentage, a .407 on-base percentage and a. 867 fielding percentage.

Freshman pitcher Billy Geiger (Old Bridge, NJ) appeared in seven games. He was 1-0 with a 10.67 ERA and eight strikeouts in 14.1 innings pitched.

Freshman catcher/pitcher Sam Kenyon (West Kingston, RI) played in six games, starting three of them. He batted .182 (2-for-11) with one run scored, two hits, one double and one RBI. Kenyon owned a .273 slugging percentage, a .308 on-base percentage and a .944 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, he appeared in two games. Kenyon registered a 6.75 ERA with two strikeouts in 2.2 innings pitched.

Freshman pitcher Christian Sanchez (Providence, RI) appeared in 12 games. He was 3-1 with a 5.52 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 14.2 innings pitched. He was named the Little East Rookie of the Week twice on the season.