February 27, 2011

Baseball Defeats Sacred Heart 11-2

Feb. 26, 2011

Box Score

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Rhode Island baseball team posted an 11-2 victory over Sacred Heart, Saturday afternoon at the Palm Beach Challenge. Junior Ty Muller led the way with three hits while classmate Greg Annarummo drove in a team-best three runs. Muller and Annarummo also scored two runs apiece.

Down 2-0 in the top of the sixth, senior Kyle Borden evened the score with a two-run shot that also plated redshirt junior Jeff Cammans. Muller then ripped a two-run triple, scoring senior Tom Coulombe and Annarummo, before redshirt sophomore Pat Fortunato homered to put Rhody in front 6-2.

The Rams added three more in the seventh - two of which came on a two-out single by junior Milan Adams - and tacked on another pair in the eighth, thanks to a two-run single by Annarummo.

Borden, Annarummo and Muller all finished with multiple hits, runs and RBI on the afternoon to pace the Rams' offense - which strung together a season best 15 hits. Sacred Heart, meanwhile, managed just eight hits while striking out seven times and drawing zero walks.

Redshirt junior Chris Pickering picked up the win for URI, allowing just one earned run over six innings. Sophomores Mike Bradstreet and Rob Curran combined to allow just one hit while striking out four the rest of the way. SHU's Matt Fitton was charged with the loss.

Rhody is back in action on Sunday when it faces Northeastern at 4 p.m.

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