The CCRI Knights baseball team will host a sophomore showcase this Friday, September 27, 2013 at 4:00pm.
The Knights will be teaming up with Conference rivals: Dean College and UConn Avery Point in a skills showcase to display their second year players to various four year colleges. This idea as originally promoted by Dean Coach Seth Kaplan and agreed upon by the CCRI coaching staff and Region XXI Baseball Director Roger Bidwell from UConn-Avery Point to showcase sophomores to some of the top four year colleges in the area, with the hopes that they’ll recruit their upperclassmen.
The Knights will showcase some of their top talent from last year’s 28-13 team. Some notable players are: Joe Yankee (Lincoln, RI) 2013 statistical highlights: .386 with 30 RBI, Jonathan Vazquez (Bridgeport, CT) 2013 statistical highlights: .373 batting average and 13 RBI, Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) 2013 statistical highlights: .319 average and 26 RBI, Jake Tillman (Johnston, RI) 2013 statistical highlights: 20.66 IP and 0.87 ERA, and Matt Laferierre (Coventry, RI) 2013 statistical highlights: 33.66 IP, with 4-1 record and 2.14 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.