March 26, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sophomore Kevin Stenhouse recorded two hits and drove in URI's only run in a 3-1 loss to Charlotte on Saturday afternoon.
The loss drops Rhody to 9-10 (0-2) on the season and 3-11 in the all-time series against Charlotte. Eight of the 14 games between the Rams and Niners have now been decided by either one or two runs. Only twice has the margin of victory exceeded four runs.
The Rams loaded the bases with no outs in the first, but Charlotte's Corey Roberts recorded a pair of strike outs before sophomore Kevin Stenhouse's infield single scored junior Mike LeBel for the 1-0 advantage.
Charlotte (19-5, 2-0) evened things up in the bottom of the second before scoring again in the fourth and once more in the seventh to post the 3-1 win.
Senior Ken Graveline (2-3) took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out four over 6.1 innings. Classmate Dan Johnson closed things out for the Rams - not allowing a hit over the final 1.2 innings.
The Rams and 49ers return to Hayes Stadium to close out the series, tomorrow at Noon.