After dropping a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, the CCRI baseball team was able to take the final game of the three-game set at Mercyhurst Northeast with a 4-2 win on Sunday morning. With the win, the Knights improved to 14-6 on the season.
Knights’ ace Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) continued to baffle hitters on the mound, pitching six inning and surrendering just two runs on three hits while striking out five. The hard throwing right-hander’s record improved to 3-0 with the win on Sunday. Joe Yankee (Lincoln, RI) was equally impressive, coming on in relief to throw three scoreless innings, while allowing just one hit and striking out two en route to his first save of the season.
Jake Tillman (Scituate, RI) paced the Knights at the plate, scoring three times and depositing a ball deep over the right-center field fence for a solo homerun in the fifth inning, which proved to be the game-winning run for the Knights. He also led off the seventh inning with a double and eventually scored the fourth run on an RBI by O’Dell.
Eddie Apice (North Kingstown, RI) contributed to the Knights power surge as well, setting the tone with a solo homerun of his own to lead off the top of the second inning.
The Knights will be back in action of Tuesday when they travel to Rindge, NH to take of Franklin Pierce University’s JV squad for a night game at 6:00 p.m.
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.