04.10.13: The CCRI Baseball team hosted the Cougars of Holyoke Community College from Holyoke, MA for a Region XXI non-league game on Wednesday. The Knights defeated the Cougars 11-4. With the victory the Knights improve to 13-9 overall and 4-4 in Region XXI play.
CCRI- 11 Holyoke- 4
Once again the Knights’ offense pounded opposing pitching staff as they registered 12 hits over eight innings to defeat Holyoke CC by a score of 11-4. Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) continued to lead the offensive explosion with two hits and three RBIs. Andrew Crowley (Canton, CT) also chipped in with two hits and his defensive play at third base has “been nothing short of spectacular” said Head Coach Ken Hopkins. The Knights jumped on Holyoke starter Lee Albertson for five runs over the first two innings and broke the game open with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Three more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning sealed the victory for the Knights.
Once again, Rob West (East Windsor, CT) continues to shine on the mound as he picked up his second victory scattering seven hits over six innings with two strikeouts. Marc Boutilier (Orlando, FL), Max Perry (Pawtucket, RI), and Keegan Dellacona (Hyannis, MA), came out of the bullpen to close out the victory. Coach Hopkins also commented “We were aggressive in the running game as the team, we had a season high nine stolen bases.” The game ended on a spectacular play by Zach Wood (Jewett City, CT) in left field as he went a long way towards the foul line and dove fully extended to make one of the finest plays of the season. Coach Hopkins was “happy with the effort and liked the fact that the entire team contributed to the victory.”
The Knights are back in action today, Thursday April 11th when they will host the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire University junior Varsity squad at Fell field for a game at 3:00pm.
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.