Rhode Island Posts 5-2 Win Over Hartford

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

Hartford's Starting Lineup
Meerman (CF), Stover (SS), Alfonso (C), Drexel (LF), Hunter (DH), Kudernatsch (3B), Suchy (RF), Sheetz (1B), Estevez (2B), Ferris (P)

How it Happened
Rhode Island (26-16) slowly built up a four-run lead over the first seven innings, scoring once in the second, once in the third, once in the fifth and once in the seventh. Hartford managed to plate a pair in the top of the eighth, cutting the Rams lead in half at 4-2, but Rhody added one more in the bottom of the frame for the 5-2 win.  

Inside the Box Score

  • Jeff Roy led the Rams with three hits on the afternoon. He sandwiched his first homer of the season between a pair of bunt singles, reaching base for the 31st consecutive game.
  • Pat Quinn also belted his first home run of the season, sending a solo shot over the over the right field fence in the bottom of the third.
  • Jeff Cammans finished with a pair of hits for the Rams, including his league-leading 18th double of the season. He is currently tied for seventh all time at URI with 39 career doubles. 
  • Bobby Dean picked up the win – his first of the season – giving up just two hits over six scoreless innings. He also struck out a season-high six batters and did not allow a hit until the top of the fifth.
  • Mike Bradstreet closed things out for the Rams, allowing just one hit over the final two innings en route to his ninth save of the season. He now ranks third all time at Rhode Island with 12 career saves.   
  • Hartford's Zach Ferris took the loss. Offensively, the Hawks were paced by Brian Hunter's two hits while James Alfonso drove in a pair of runs on his only hit of the day. 

What's Next
The Rams return to action this weekend when they travel to No. 1 Florida State for a non-conference series with the top-ranked Seminoles. URI and FSU will play at 6 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, marking the third consecutive season that Rhode Island travels to take on the top team in the nation (Florida-2011, Virginia-2010).