04.04.13: The CCRI Knights baseball team hosted the Rams of the Naval Academy Preparatory School on Thursday. The Knights defeated NAPS 7-1. With the victory the Knights improve to 10-7 on the season.
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Freshman Kory Lawrence (Woonsocket, RI) got his first win of the season throwing five strong innings of shutout ball giving up only two hits while recording seven strikeouts. Freshman Marc Boutilier (Orlando, FL) came on in the sixth inning and recorded three strikeouts while giving up only three scratch singles and one run, and the third freshman of the day, Keegan Dellacona (Hyannis, MA), was at the top of his game with two strikeouts and no runs allowed in a commanding set up role. Knights’ Closer Jay Ferri (North Kingstown, RI) came on in the ninth to record three strikeouts to finish the game. The Knights staff was dominant allowing only five hits and one run over nine innings with a season high 15 strikeouts.
Co-Captain Nick Coro (North Providence, RI) led the nine-hit offensive attack with two hits and two RBIs while Joe Yankee (Lincoln, RI) continued his hot bat while chipping in with two more hits. Co-Captain Mike Sherburne (North Kingstown, RI) launched his second homerun of the season with a missile blasted to left center field through a heavy head wind in the bottom of the fifth inning. Lead-off hitter Dylan Gracia (Middletown, RI) got the game winning hit with a two RBI single in the bottom of the second inning. Jonathon Vasquez (Bridgeport, CT) followed Gracia with an RBI double in the bottom of the second to add to the Knights lead. The Knights scored five runs in the second inning to break the game open with a 5-0- lead and tacked on two more in the fifth on the Sherburne blast while Navy scored one in the sixth to give the Knights the 7-1 victory.
The Knights are back in action Friday when they will travel to Willimantic, CT to play the Warriors of Eastern Connecticut JV squad at 4:00pm
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.