Rhode Island College senior outfielder Brad Douglas (South Kingstown, RI), senior designated hitter Frank Pettinato (Cranston, RI) and junior first baseman Tyler Walsh (Cumberland, RI) earned All-Little East honors for their respective performances in baseball this season.
Douglas was named First Team All-Little East as an outfielder. 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. He ranked in the top-10 in nearly every offensive category in the league, including in runs (fourth), hits (sixth), doubles (fifth), triples (10th) and RBI (sixth). Douglas had 16 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-6 performance with one run and one RBI in the 16-13 win over No. 8 UMass Boston on May 4.
Pettinato was named First Team All-Little East as a designated hitter. The team MVP played in 35 games, starting 34 of them. Pettinato 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. He had 15 multi-hit games on the year. Pettinato went 6-for-9 with three runs and an RBI in a doubleheader sweep over Plymouth State on April 7. His 51 hits on the year ranked him ninth in the Little East, while his 34 RBI were eighth-best in the conference.
Walsh was named Second Team All-Little East as a first baseman. He played in 35 games, starting all of them. Walsh batted .368 (50-for-136) with 34 runs scored, 50 hits, 11 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 32 RBI. He owned a .596 slugging percentage, a .488 on-base percentage and a .993 fielding percentage. Walsh’s six home runs were sixth-most in the LEC, while his 11 doubles ranked him eighth in the conference. His .488 on base percentage and .596 slugging percentage were both good for third in the LEC.
Head Coach Scott Virgulak’s team finished the 2018 season with a 20-15 overall record and an 8-6 (fourth place) finish in the Little East.