April 24, 2012

O'Sullivan, Rams Cruise Past Brown, 13-4

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

Brown's Starting Lineup
DeRenzi (CF), Tyler (SS), Slaughter (1B), Van Boom (C), Marcal (RF), DiBiase (DH), Franco (2b), Massey (LF), Fornaca (3B), Gormley (P)

How it Happened

Rhode Island (25-16) scored in every inning but the first, posting its 25th victory of the season with a 13-4 win over in-state rival Brown University. The Rams managed to keep the Bears (8-30) off the board through the first six innings while building up a 10-run lead.

Liam O'Sullivan allowed just two hits over the first six frames and retired 12 consecutive batters from the third to the seventh. It was there that the Bears put their leadoff man on, before finally getting on the board with a two-run homer. Brown added one more in the eighth and another in the ninth but URI plated thee in its last two trips to the plate, cruising to the 13-4 win.

Inside the Box Score

  • O'Sullivan (5-0) picked up his fifth win in a row, tossing six shutout innings before allowing a two-run shot in the seventh. He finished the day with two runs (both earned) on five hits.
  • Each of Rhode Island's starters recorded at least one hit with eight players reaching multiple times. As a team, the Rams slugged out 18 hits and drew 10 walks. The Rhody pitchers, meanwhile, issued zero free passes on the afternoon.
  • Jeff Roy and Jeff Cammans finished with three hits apiece. Cammans also drove in a season-high four runs and scored once while Roy had an RBI and three runs scored. Roy has now reached base in 30 consecutive games for the Rams. Cammans has hit safely in each of the last 12 contests.
  • Defensively, Roy had 10 putouts in centerfield. As a team, Rhode Island was flawless on defense, improving to 11-2 when the team commits no errors.
  • Starter Mark Gromley (1-5) took the loss for the Bears, giving up three runs (all earned) on two hits and four walks in one inning pitched. He left the game with bases loaded and no outs in the top of the second.

What's Next
The Rams return to Bill Beck Field on Wednesday afternoon when they host Hartford at 3:30 p.m.

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