May 13, 2012

Rhode Island Downs Richmond, 11-4, on Senior Day

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

Richmond's Starting Lineup
McConnell (3B), Small (SS), Ruzbarsky (RF), Cowell (C), Conway (1B), Forrer (DH), Vecchione (CF), Flanagan (LF), Gadd (2B), Blum (P)

How it Happened

Richmond (24-24, 11-10) struck first, scoring a pair of runs in the top of the first but Rhody got one back in the bottom of the inning and tacked on five more in the bottom of the second to lead 6-2 after two complete.

Pat Quinn and Milan Adams started off the second with back-to-back singles before two straight walks – to Dan Haverstick and Chris Famiglietti – evened the score at 2-2 and kept the bases loaded with no outs. Jeff Roy then tripled to right centerfield to put Rhody on top 5-2 before scoring the Rams' sixth run on a two-out double by Jeff Cammans.

Cammans made it 7-2 in the fourth when he crossed the plate on an RBI single by Pat Fortunato but Richmond's Chris Cowell homered in the fifth to cut the lead to 7-3. Rhody would then add three more in the bottom half of the inning – scoring twice on wild pitches and once on an RBI bunt single by Tim Caputo – for the 10-3 advantage.

Fortunato drove in Caputo for the Rams' 11th run of the game before Cowell homered again in the ninth to close out the scoring.

Inside the Box Score

  • Jeff Roy went 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBI, extending his reached base streak to 40 consecutive games.  
  • Cammans led the Rams with three hits – including his 20th double of the season, which tied him with former teammate Tom Coulombe for the third-best single season total at Rhode Island. Cammans is also tied for fifth all-time with 41 career doubles.
  • Famiglietti reached three times, going 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs and an RBI. Milan Adams also scored twice and threw out all four Richmond players who attempted to steal over the three-game series. 
  • Pat Quinn went 2-for-3 on the day, recording his 14th multiple-hit outing of the season.
  • Fortunato drove in a pair of runs for his seventh multiple-RBI game this year. With his fourth-inning single, he also extended his reached-base streak to 20 consecutive A-10 games.   
  • Chris Pickering picked up his sixth win of the season, allowing three runs on nine hits while striking out five batters over 5.2 innings. With 21 career wins, he currently ranks fifth all-time at URI.
  • Liam O'Sullivan earned his first career save as he closed out the game 3.1 innings of relief, giving up just one run on three hits. 
  • Andrew Blum (6-3) took the loss for the Spiders. He allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks over a two-inning start. Cowell paced the Richmond offense with four hits, three RBI and two runs scored.  

What's Next
The Rams return to action at Northeastern on Monday afternoon. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.