April 6, 2011

Rams Hang On for 7-6 Win at Northeastern

April 6, 2011

Box Score

BROOKLINE, Mass. - Rhode Island junior Ty Muller went 2-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs as the Rams posted a 7-6 win at Northeastern on Wednesday afternoon. Redshirt junior Greg Annarummo and classmate Milan Adams also finished with two hits while senior Kenny Burns and junior Mike LeBel each scored twice for URI.

LeBel also recorded two stolen bases, as did redshirt junior Jeff Cammans, who now leads the team with 15 on the season.

On the mound, junior Anthony Pisani picked up the win - his third in as many appearances - after allowing just four hits and two runs over five innings of work. Senior Dan Johnson, meanwhile, closed things out to earn his third save of the season.

Rhode Island (14-12) built up a 4-0 lead after three and a half innings of play but the Huskies (5-20) came back and cut it in half on John Puttress' two-run double in the bottom of the fourth.

The Rams extended it in the eighth as Adams led off with a triple to left center before Burns was walked and LeBel was hit by a pitch, loading the bases for redshirt sophomore Pat Fortunato. Fortunato was walked as well, pushing across Adams and making it a 5-2 game. An RBI groundout by Cammans then scored Burns before senior Tom Coulombe's fly out plated LeBel to put URI on top 7-2.

The extra runs would prove to be necessary as Northeastern rallied back with four runs in the ninth, but the Huskies were unable to do any additional damage as Rhody hung on for the 7-6 win.

Rhode Island returns to action on Friday when it welcomes Saint Louis to Bill Beck Field for the first of three Atlantic 10 matchups. The Rams and Billikens will play at 3 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday and Noon on Sunday.