Rams Fend Off Late Rally in 8-6 Win at Quinnipiac

Rams Fend Off Late Rally in 8-6 Win at Quinnipiac

Rhody's Starting Lineup
Roy (CF), Famiglietti (LF), Cammans (1B), Stenhouse (DH), Fortunato (2B), Quinn (C), Landi (RF), Haverstick (3B), Caputo (SS), O'Sullivan (P)

Quinnipiac's Starting Lineup
Ruditys (CF), Ullrich (LF), Guglietti (1B), Nisson (DH), Palmer (3B), Donaghue (SS), Dwyer (2B), Civale (RF), Caldari (C), Lorenzetti (P)

How it Happened
RBI singles by Jeff Cammans and Pat Fortunato – as well as a sac foul out by Pat Quinn – gave Rhode Island (17-14) a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. In his next trip to the plate, Cammans doubled to center to drive in Chris Famiglietti and Jeff Roy and put the Rams on top, 5-0. 

A lead-off solo shot by Vincent Guglietti put Quinnipiac (3-26) on the board in the bottom of the seventh but Rhody came back with a three-run ninth to make it 8-1. The Bobcats rallied in the bottom of the frame, cutting it to 8-6, but two groundouts and a strikeout by Mike Bradstreet ended the Quinnipiac rally. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Cammans led the Rams with a 4-for-5 day at the plate. He also drove in three runs, scored twice and had three stolen bases. Three of his four hits were doubles, tying URI's single-game record and becoming just the fourth Ram ever to double three times in a single game. He now has 54 stolen bases for his career – good for fifth all-time at Rhode Island. 
  • Roy went 1-for-3 and scored twice. He has now reached base in 20-consecutive games for the Rams. 
  • Quinn drove in a pair of runs for his fifth multiple-RBI game of the season.
  • Liam O'Sullivan picked up the W on the mound, allowing just one run on six hits over 6.1 innings. He is now 3-0 on the season, having earned the victory in each of his last three starts.
  • Cole Warren struck out two over a scoreless inning of relief before handing the ball over to Brendan Doonan. Doonan retired two batters in the eighth but combined with Matt Young for five consecutive walks in the top of the ninth. 
  • Quinnipiac plated three more runs with Bradstreet on the mound, but the Rhody closer managed to finish things off and pick up his seventh save of the season. 
  • Matthew Lorenzetti took the loss for the Bobcats, surrendering five runs (all earned) on four hits and four walks over 2.0 innings.

What's Next
The Rams return to action on Wednesday afternoon when they host Bryant at 3:30 p.m.