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Knights foil Franklin Pierce in Doubleheader!
The CCRI baseball team traveled to Rindge, NH to play the Ravens of Franklin Pierce University Junior Varsity squad for a doubleheader on Saturday. The Knights swept the Ravens 8-2 and 4-2. With the two victories the Knights improve to 16-9 on the season.
CCRI- 8 Franklin Pierce JV- 2
Conor Gleason (North Stonington, CT) continued his dominance on the mound as he pitched six strong innings giving up two runs, only one earned, in dominating fashion with 13 strikeouts as the Knights took the first game at Franklin Pierce by a score of 8-2. Knights’ Closer Jay Ferri (North Kingstown, RI) came on in relief of Gleason to strike out the side in the bottom of the seventh inning to seal the victory.
Offensively for the Knights Dylan Gracia (Middletown, RI) and Andrew Crowley (Canton, CT) led the way with three hits apiece. Gracia hit a monstrous home run to left center field to put the game out of reach in the top of the sixth inning. Shortstop Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) also continued his hot hitting by chipping in with two hits.
CCRI- 4 Franklin Pierce JV- 2
Keegan Dellacona (Hyannis, MA) picked up the win for CCRI by pitching a strong five and two third innings while giving up only five hits and two runs with four strikeouts. Max Perry (Pawtucket, RI) came out of the bullpen to pitch the final inning and a third to shut down the Ravens with no runs and three strikeouts to pick up the save.
Co-Captain Mike Sherburne (North Kingstown, RI) and Ryan Wordell (Little Compton, RI) led the Knights’ offensive attack with two hits apiece and Tyler Santaniello (Lincoln, RI) added three RBI’s including the game winner in the top of the fifth inning.
The Knights travel to Springfield, MA on Sunday to play the Pride of Springfield College Junior Varsity team for a doubleheader 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.