Warwick, R.I. – March 18, 2019: The CCRI Knights baseball team continued their Florida trip as they faced the Timberwolves of SUNY Adirondack (Queensbury, NY) for a Tuesday double header. CCRI lost the first game 12-7 but would win the second game 15-5. These results put CCRI's season record to 2-4 overall.
CCRI came into the doubleheader against Adirondack looking to bounce back from the losses on the day prior. The Timberwolves came out of the gates strong, scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Knights would score twice in the second inning, trailing 5-2. CCRI would score two more runs in the fourth to draw within one run, 5-4 but Adirondack would score four runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning, leading the Knights 9-4. Both teams would score three runs in the fifth inning putting the score to 7-12 where it would finish with Adirondack taking the first game of the doubleheader.
CCRI's offense was led by sophomore Kyle McCann (Coventry, RI) as he batted 3-4 with a double and two singles, one RBI and a run scored. Freshman Alejandro Martinez (Cranston, RI) went 1-3 with a solo home run, his second of the season. Freshman Anthony Ramos (Cranston, RI) batted 1-2 with a single, two runs scored and one RBI. Sophomore co-captain Zack Odsen (Providence, RI) recorded 1-3 at the plate, a single and one RBI. sophomore co-captain Nick D'Ambra (Coventry, RI) batted 1-4 with a single, one RBI and one run scored. Sophomore Justin Brown (Wallingford, CT) went 1-3 with a single.
Taking to the mound, Freshman Riley Beard (North Kingston, RI) threw four and one third innings, allowing eight hits, conceding nine earned runs and striking out three batters. Freshman John DeRouin (Cranston, RI) came in as relief, throwing one and two thirds innings, allowing one hit and striking out one batter.
CCRI came out with vengeance in game two of the doubleheader and their bats led the way. The Knights would open the scoring in the bottom of the second inning, tallying three runs. They would strike again, scoring once in the third inning, six runs in the fourth, three runs in the fifth and two runs in the sixth inning. The Timberwolves would score five runs, all in the top of the fifth but it was not enough and CCRI would win the game in six inning 15-5.
The CCRI bats were led by Anthony Ramos who went 3-5 with a triple and two doubles, three runs scored and two RBI. Zack Odsen batted 3-4 with three singles, three runs score, two RBI and two stolen bases. Jacob Frost registered a 3-4 performance with one double, two singles, four RBI and two runs scored. sophomore Asa Nyblom (Wakefield, RI) went 2-3, two singles and two runs scored. Freshman CJ Casalino (Bristol, RI) batted 1-3 with a single and two runs scored. Freshman James Pederson (Westerly, RI) was 1-3 in the game with a single, a run scored and a stolen base. Freshman David Meech (Douglas, MA) went 1-4 with a single, one RBI and a run scored.
Freshman Pete Cohen (North Attleboro, MA) started for the Knights, throwing four and two thirds innings, allowing nine hits, five earned runs and striking out four batters. Sophomore Joey Barter (Coventry, RI) threw the remaining one and one third innings not allowing a single hit and striking out one batter.
The CCRI Knights baseball team will next be in action as they continue their Florida trip, facing off with Minnesota West Community & Technical College (Worthington, MN) for a doubleheader on Thursday, March 14th.
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