Former CCRI and URI ace right-hander Sean Furney kicked off his second professional season in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization this spring. In three starts split between Mobile (AA) and South Bend (A), Furney has compiled an 0-1 record, an ERA of 7.90, and 12 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched.
Former CCRI catcher Tom Gavitt has had an outstanding senior season at Bryant University. The Bulldogs are currently 40-14 and Gavitt has been a main contributor. The North Stonington, Connecticut native currently has a .328 average, to go along with six homeruns and 29 RBI. For his efforts this season, Gavitt has earned All-Northeast Conference Second Team and All-New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Second Team. Bryant is the first team in Northeast Conference history to record back-to-back 40-win seasons.
In his first year at URI, Mike Sherburne has led the Rams in several offensive categories. Although URI has had a down year, Sherburne has 20 runs scored, two home runs, four triples, and 11 steals—all team highs, to go along with a .255 batting average.
Nick Coro played some infield and outfield this season for Central Connecticut State University, playing in 26 games. The Providence native compiled a .241 average and four runs scored.
Former Knights Conor Gleason and John Razzino led Franklin Pierce University to a 35-18 season. The Ravens were ousted by Stonehill in the first round of the Northeast-10 Tournament, but earned the two-seed in the East Regional. There, Franklin Pierce lost a pair of games to Dowling College and Felician College to be eliminated.
Just like he was at CCRI, Gleason was the Ravens’ ace this year. The righty was second in the conference with 95 strikeouts in just 63 innings pitched and compiled a 5-3 record and a 2.71 ERA. Gleason was an All-Northeast-10 First Team selection and was also tabbed an American Baseball Coaches Association and a Daktronics Second Team All-East Region selection.
Razzino earned All-Northeast-10 Third Team honors for his offensive output this season. The speedy right-fielder led the Ravens in RBI (34), steals (45), and walks (23). He also hit four home runs and finished the year with a .264 batting average.
Rob West earned All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Third Team this season at Johnson and Wales. West pitched to a perfect 7-0 record, while pitching a team-high four complete games and finishing the year with a miniscule 1.94 ERA. Johnson and Wales lost to Suffolk in the GNAC Tournament final.
Outfielder Dylan Gracia had a solid season for Marietta College in Ohio. Gracia had a .257 average, to go along with 21 runs scored, six doubles, and 16 RBI.
Two former Knights, Tyler Santaniello and Angelo St. Laurent, suited up for the 13-23 Rhode Island College Anchormen this season. Santaniello was one of RIC’s top hitters, posting a .287 average, 20 runs scored, 13 RBI, and a team-high 11 doubles. St. Laurent contributed at the plate and on the mound. The lefty had a .261 average and 16 RBI at the dish and also pitched 25 innings, compiling a 3.60 ERA.
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.