Knights Make Short Work of Warriors Winning Doubleheader 15-4 and 14-4!
Warwick, R.I. – April 1, 2019: The CCRI Knights baseball team traveled to Brockton, MA to take on the Massasoit Community College Warriors for a Saturday doubleheader. The Knights continued their offensive dominance by winning game one 15-4 and game two 14-4, both games ending after six innings. The wins improve CCRI's season record to 9-8 overall, 5-1 in Region XXI play and 4-1 in League play.
Game 1: CCRI – 15 Massasoit – 4
CCRI started the scoring early and continued to score often. In fact, the Knights would score in every inning in game one, starting with two runs in the top of the first. The Warriors would answer back with two runs in the bottom half to tie the game at 2-2. Two more runs in the second and one in the third inning for the Knights gave them a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the third. Massasoit would draw within one run, trailing 4-5 before the Knights would score 10 unanswered runs to win game one 15-4.
The Knights were led at the plate by freshman Anthony Ramos (Cranston, RI) with a career day, batting 5-5 with one triple, two doubles and two singles, five RBI, four runs scored and two stolen bases. Sophomore co-captain Nick D'Ambra (Coventry, RI) went 3-5, one double and two singles with two runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases. Sophomore Jacob Frost (Cranston, RI) batted 2-3, one double and one single with two runs scored and one RBI. sophomore Ray Aponte (East Providence, RI) was 2-3, two singles with two runs score and one RBI. Sophomore Kyle McCann (Coventry, RI) recorded one hit while going 1-4, a single and added two RBI and one run scored. Sophomore Justin Brown (Wallingford, CT) went 1-3 with one RBI, one run scored and one stolen base.
Sophomore Zach D'Andrea (Warwick, RI) pitched for the Knights, going the full six innings in which, he allowed four hits and four runs with three strikeouts in his second win of the season.
Game 2: CCRI – 14 Massasoit – 4
Although CCRI would not score in every inning of game two as they did in game one, the offense still amassed 14 runs. CCRI would take a 4-0 lead after two innings, one run in the first and three in the second. Massasoit made it 4-3 after scoring three runs in the bottom of the third inning before the Knights tallied six runs in the top of the fourth. The Warriors would score their fourth and final run to put the score at 10-4 in CCRI's favor. The Knights would score four runs in the top of the sixth and close out the game, winning game two 14-4.
The CCRI offense was led again by Anthony Ramos this time going 3-5 at the plate, one double and two singles with three runs scored, one RBI and a stolen base. Freshman David Meech (Douglas, MA) went 1-1, a double with three runs scored and a stolen base. Freshman Alejandro Martinez (Cranston, RI) batted 1-3, a double with three RBI and a run scored. Freshman Adrien Duran (Providence, RI) registered a double while batting 1-1 adding three RBI and a run scored. Freshman Stewart Kay (Bristol, RI) notched a double with a 1-3 performance in game two and added one RBI and a run scored. Sophomore Asa Nyblom (Wakefield, RI), freshman CJ Casalino (Bristol, RI), sophomore Zack Odsen (Providence, RI), Nick D'Ambra and Ray Aponte all added one single each for the Knights to round off their 12-hit performance.
Freshman Ben Sears (East Providence, RI) started on the mound for CCRI, throwing five innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out nine Warrior batters. Freshman Riley Beard (North Kingstown, RI) pitched the final inning, completely shutting out Massasoit, not conceding a single hit.
The CCRI Knights baseball team will next be in action on Saturday, April 6th at 12 p.m. as they host the Cougars of Holyoke Community College for a home doubleheader.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England's largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 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.