April 9, 2011
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KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island freshman Jeff Roy recorded two hits, two runs and two RBI as the Rams downed Saint Louis, 6-2, on Saturday afternoon at Bill Beck Field. Junior Milan Adams also finished with a pair of hits for the Rams, who improve to 15-13 (4-4) with the win. Saint Louis, meanwhile, drops to 20-11 (2-3).
Senior Ken Graveline picked up the win on the mound for URI, allowing five hits and two runs over 7.2 innings of work. He also fanned four batters, increasing his season strikeout total to 32 with just two walks. Classmate Kyle Regnault faced the minimum four batters the rest of the way to lock up the victory. In seven relief appearances this season, Regnault has combined to allow just seven hits.
As a team, Rhode Island was flawless in the field, improving to 7-1 when playing error-free defense.
Saint Louis jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but Rhody quickly took over in the bottom of the inning when sophomore Kevin Stenhouse blasted his first homerun of the season - a two-run shot to right that also scored junior Ty Muller.
Roy made it a 3-1 game in the the bottom of the third, leading off with a single up the middle before eventually scoring on a base hit by junior Greg Annarummo. With the single to left, Annarummo extended his hit streak to a season-best nine games.
In his next trip to the plate, Roy ripped a two-run triple that pushed across both Adams and junior Mike LeBel. He then came in to score Rhody's sixth run of the game on a sac-fly by senior Tom Coulombe.
Marco DiRoma recorded a solo shot for the Billikens in the top of the fifth, but the Rams' pitching staff allowed just one hit the rest of the way to secure the win.
URI and SLU return to Bill Beck Field to close out the conference series with a Noontime game on Sunday.