Junior right-handed pitcher David Hoey toed the rubber just three outs away from pitching a complete game shutout in his first start of the season in his first start of the year. He
struck out the first two batters of the inning to raise his total to six for the game and got a lazy flyball
to left to end the game, leading the Rhode Island College baseball team to their third win of the regular season with a 1-0 shutout against the Suffolk University Rams.
The Anchormen started off the regular season with a dominating 13-4 win at home on Tuesday, March 20 against in state rivals Roger Williams University. Seven of the 13 runs were scored in the first inning alone. Freshmen David Cummiskey picked up the win for the Anchormen after relieving starting pitcher CJ Tsou- makas.
The team took the win on the road Thursday against Salem State with a score of 10-7 in a non-conference match up. Senior catcher J.P. Stone helped carry the Anchormen to the win with 3 RBIs and went 4-for-5. Four runs were scored in the fourth inning, becoming the Anchormen’s biggest inning when they took the lead with a score of 6-1. Stone had an RBI double during this inning while shortstop Kyle Allaire had a two-run single. With a win on the road, the Anchormen headed home to take on Suffolk University in their first regular season double header.
Stone had another strong day at the plate on Saturday against the Suffolk Rams going 5-for-8 on the afternoon. Suffolk took the first game by a score of 9-5 to give the Anchormen their first loss at home. The Rams sent four players home in the fourth inning followed by three more in the fifth to help them take the days’ first game. The Anchormen tried to answer back at the bottom of each inning but came up just short, scoring two runs in the fourth and another two in the fifth. Freshmen pitcher Stephen Lapatin was given the loss after pitching four innings and allowing six earned runs.
Hoey took the mound for the second game in his first start of the season. Due to an undisclosed off the field issue, Hoey was not able to play during the team’s trip to Florida. Rams freshmen pitcher Josh Desai also helped lead his team into the 7th inning without allowing a run.
The score was 0-0 when Allaire came up to bat with two outs and hit a single into left field to get on base. Stone was next at bat and ripped a double that rolled to the left-center gap that rolled to the wall.
Allaire was off to the races as he rounded third and crossed the plate standing to give Stone the lone RPI of the game. The Anchormen stranded stone on second and headed into the bottom of the seventh up one.
Hoey pitched a 1-2-3 final inning gem to close out the second game and give the Anchormen the win during a split double header. The Anchormen now have a 3-1 regular season record and an 8-6 record on the year.