04.17.13: The CCRI Knights baseball team traveled to Manchester, NH to play the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire University Junior Varsity squad for a doubleheader. The Knights defeated the Penmen 11-0 and 13-1. With the two victories the Knights improve to 21-9 on the season.
CCRI- 11 SNHU- 0
Dylan Pingitore (Johnston, RI) once again threw a fabulous game as he shut out the Penman giving up only two hits while recording 10 strikeouts in what Head Coach Ken Hopkins described as “A near perfect performance on the mound. Dylan was in complete command from the first pitch of the game and proved once again that he has become one of the top pitchers in the region.”
The offense continues to pound the ball as the Knights recorded 11 hits over six innings. Dylan Gracia (Middletown, RI) led the attack with three hits, three runs scored, while adding two more stolen bases to his team leading total. Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) , Joe Yankee (Lincoln, RI), and Ryan Wordell (Little Compton, RI) extended their hot hitting ways with two hits apiece and Tyler Santaniello (Lincoln, RI) added three RBIs with a two run single and a bases loaded walk to close out the scoring for CCRI.
CCRI- 13 SNHU- 1
The Knights continued their hitting ways as they pounded out 15 hits in game two of the doubleheader to rack up 13 runs as they improved their record to 21-9 and extended the team winning streak to 10 games. Rob West (East Windsor, CT) was once again in command on the mound as he picked up another victory going five complete innings giving up only one run. CJ Angelo (Trumbull, CT) came on to finish the bottom of the sixth inning as the game ended on the mercy rule.
Zack Wood (Jewett City, CT) led the offensive explosion with three hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored. Tyler Santaniello also continued a recent hot streak at the plate as he added two hits, scored two runs, and drove in two runs. While Dylan Gracia, Joe Yankee, and Ryan Wordell also contributed two hits apiece to the Knights attack.
The Knights are back in action Thursday when they will host the Ravens of Franklin Pierce University Junior Varsity team for a game beginning at 3:30pm at Fell Field located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls 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.