04.18.13: The CCRI baseball team hosted the Ravens of Franklin Pierce University Junior Varsity team, for a game on Thursday. The Knights defeated the Ravens 5-1. With the victory the knights win their 11th game in a row and improve to 22-9 on the season.
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The Knights extended their winning streak to 11 games as they defeated the Ravens of Franklin Pierce 5-1. Keegan Dellacona (Hyannis, MA) pitched what Head Coach Ken Hopkins felt was “His finest outing of the season as he stymied the Ravens hitters with only four hits and one run while striking out seven batters over eight complete innings.” Closer Jayson Ferri (North Kingstown, RI) came on in the ninth to record three strikeouts to seal the victory as the Knights record climbed to 22-9.
Offensively Ryan Wordell (Little Compton, RI) continued his hot hitting streak as he went 4-4 at the plate, scored two runs, and drove in two. Joe Yankee (Lincoln, RI) and Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) also continued their hot hitting as they both had two hits. Jake Tillman (Johnston, RI), Nick Coro (North Providence, RI), and Tyler Santaniello (Lincoln, RI) also chipped in with RBI’s as the Knights continued their winning ways.
Coach Hopkins was “extremely pleased with the effort of Dellacona as he is maturing quickly and giving us great mound presence in his last couple of appearances. Wordell has also been impressive with his defense as he has caught all eleven games during the streak while Pat O’Keefe (East Greenwich, RI) recovers from a minor injury.”
The Knights have Friday off but are back in action Saturday when they host The Bulldogs of Dean College for a critical conference doubleheader beginning at 12noon 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 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.