04.05.13: The CCRI Knights baseball team traveled to Willimantic, CT to play the Warriors of Eastern Connecticut Junior Varsity squad on Friday. The Knights defeated the Warriors 11-6. With the victory the Knights improve to 11-7 on the season.
CCRI 11 Eastern CT JV 6
The offense finally came alive as the Knights pounded out 13 hits and overcame an early 4-2 deficit by scoring five runs in the top of the third inning, two more in the top of the fourth inning and single runs in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings to pull away for an 11-6 victory. Lefty pitcher Jake Tillman (Johnston, RI) came out of the bullpen in the top of the third inning and pitched brilliantly scattering only three hits and no runs while striking out seven Warrior batters to pick up his first victory of the season. Starter Dan Depippo (Scituate, MA) struggled early and left the game after only two innings with a mild injury. Keegan Dellacona (Hyannis, MA) and Jay Ferri (North Kingstown, RI) came on to pitch the eighth and ninth innings respectively to seal the victory for the Knights.
Ryan Wordell (Little Compton, RI) paced the offensive attack with three hits and two RBIs and Co-Captain Nick Coro (North Providence, RI) and Tyler Santaniello (Lincoln, RI) chipped in with two hits apiece. Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) also added a single and two RBIs to the offensive punch. Head Coach Ken Hopkins was very excited by the performance of Jake Tillman. “Jake came on in the top of the third inning and completely shut the door on Eastern. He very easily could have completed the game but the bullpen needed some work. He will definitely get some more innings on the mound after such an impressive performance.”
The Knights host the Pointers of UConn-Avery Point on Saturday the 6th for a doubleheader at Fell Field located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick beginning at 12noon.
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.