DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode Island College snapped a four-game skid to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, scoring four runs in the third inning to propel past the Corsairs 7-2 in Little East Conference action on Monday.
Score: Rhode Island College 7, UMass Dartmouth 2
Records: UMass Dartmouth (19-14, 7-3 LEC) | Rhode Island College (14-15, 3-7 LEC)
How it Happened
Sophomore Erick Ramirez (Boston, Mass.) and senior Taylor Cacciola (West Greenwich, RI) were the only UMass Dartmouth batters to have multiple hits for the Corsairs. In his first appearance of the spring, sophomore Ryan Britton (Milford, NH) pitched two perfect innings in relief, striking out two in the process.
Myles Levy (Cranston, R.I.) received the starting nod for RIC, as the junior righty threw seven shutout innings, allowing just five hits.
The Anchormen jumped out to the early lead when Austin Barry (North Kingstown, R.I.) flared a single to left field, plating one run. The Anchormen quickly expanded their lead in the top half of the third inning, scoring four runs on five singles.
In the top of the fifth, Rhode Island College pushed two more runs across the plate, on back-to-back singles from Nate Cahoone (Westerly, RI) and Scott Linnane (North Kingstown, RI), making it 7-0.
UMass Dartmouth ended shutout bid in the eighth, as Ramirez laced a lead-off double to left field. He would score when freshman Mike Knell (Dennis, Mass.) reached on an infield single, and eventually advanced to third on the throwing error from the third baseman. Cacciola sent a double to the left field fence, plating Knell.
Inside the Numbers
- The UMass Dartmouth bullpen combined for 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out five.
- Freshman Kevin Lebel (Peabody, Mass.) got the call for the Corsairs in the eighth inning, striking out both batters he saw in seven pitches.
- With the Anchormen victory, RIC snaps a four-game losing streak to the Corsairs, but still trail in the all-time series 55-37.
The Corsairs travel to Boston to take on Suffolk on Thursday for a 4 p.m. first pitch. Rhode Island College returns home to host Salve Regina on Wednesday for a 3:30 p.m. start time.