Knights Baseball Out-Muscled by Mott in Florida
Warwick, R.I. – March 17, 2020: The CCRI Knights baseball team continued their 2020 campaign Sunday, March 8th in Disney at the Wide World of Sports Stadium as they took on the Mott Community College Bears (MI) for a single seven inning game. The Knights were outclassed and fell to the Bears 7-0. The loss drops CCRI’s season record to 0-5 overall.
CCRI-0 Mott CC-7 (7 innings)
Fresh off an extra inning defeat to Delta and one day off to process it, the Knights baseball team traveled to Disney to right the ship and get back to winning ways. Their opponent for the day was the powerhouse Mott Bears who are deadly the plate.
The Bears wasted no time, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. The Knights did well at the plate, producing eight hits but couldn’t get over the hill to bring the baserunners home. Mott would score once more in the third and three more runs in the sixth game the Bears a 7-0 victory.
Sophomore co-captain David Meech (Douglas, MA) got the start on the mound for the Knights and threw three and two thirds innings for CCRI, allowing seven hits and four earned runs while striking out three batters. Sophomore John DeRouin (Cranston, RI) threw one and two thirds innings of relief work, allowing just one hit and two earned runs with two strikeouts. Freshman Bellamy Gutierrez (Pawtucket, RI) threw two thirds of an inning, conceding two hits and one earned run with one strikeout.
At the plate CCRI was led by sophomore co-captain Anthony Ramos (Cranston, RI) as he batted 2-4, a double and a single. Freshman Ruffino Conception (Santo Domingo, DR) went 2-3 with two singles. Sophomore James Pederson (Westerly, RI) was 1-3 on the day with a double. Freshman Chase Griffin (Providence, RI) batted 1-3 with a single. Freshmen Brodie Carey (North Attleboro, MA) and Lewis Nunez (Providence, RI) both batted 1-2 with singles to round off the Knights’ offense.
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 10 varsity, four club programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.