May 14, 2012

Rams Down Huskies, 8-3, for Fourth Extra-Innings Win

Rhody's Starting Lineup
Roy (CF), Caputo (SS), Cammans (1B), Stenhouse (DH), Fortunato (2B), Quinn (C), Annarummo (RF), Diggins (3B), Landi (LF), Narodowy (P)

Northeastern's Starting Lineup
Barbosa (RF), Puttress (DH), Miller (LF), Leroux (C), Vosler (2B), Fonseca (3B), Hart (SS), Roeder (1B), Lyons (CF), Ferguson (P)

How it Happened

Rhode Island (29-23) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when Joe Landi's two-out single scored Pat Quinn, who had doubled with one away. The Huskies (21-27) evened things up in the bottom of the inning and moved in front 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth.

Back-to-back fifth inning RBI-doubles by Jeff Cammans and Kevin Stenhouse allowed the Rams to reclaim the lead at 3-2 but Northeastern knotted the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh.

After nearly an hour-long rain delay in the top of the 10th, Rhody went on to plate five runs upon the resumption of play. Quinn got things started with an RBI single through the left side before Ty Muller ripped a pinch-hit double up the middle to drive in Stenhouse and Pat Fortunato. Myles Diggins then drew a walk, setting up Landi's two-run single that put Rhode Island on top for good, 8-3.

Inside the Box Score

  • The win improves Rhody's record to 4-1 in extra-inning games, with all four wins taking 10 innings to decide.
  • Quinn went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI while Landi scored three times on a 2-for-5 day the plate.
  • Tim Caputo reached base four times, going 2-for-4 with a pair of walks. Jeff Roy also had two hits – both doubles – extending his reached base streak to 41 games.
  • Nick Narodowy struck out six batters while allowing two runs on three hits over a five-inning, no-decision start. He was relieved by Ty Sterner, who gave up the game-tying run in the seventh despite allowing just one hit over two innings of work.
  • Cole Warren – who retired the side in order in the eighth and escaped the ninth with a runner on first – picked up the win in his first decision of the season. Brendan Doonan then came in to close things out with a scoreless 10th.

What's Next
The Rams return to action on Tuesday afternoon when they take on the UConn Huskies at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Conn. First pitch is set for 11 a.m.