Rams Ease Past Owls, 15-5, in Series Opener

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

Temple's Starting Lineup
Queja (DH), Lustrino (SS), Nikorak (3B), Dunigan (2B), Elko (1B), Reilly (RF), Juran (C), Khan (CF), Stiles (LF), Miller (P)

How it Happened
Rhode Island (30-23-1, 14-8) got the only runs it would need in its first three trips to the plate, taking a 7-2 lead after three complete frames. Rhody and Temple (19-23, 7-15) each scored once in the seventh, before the Rams added another in the eighth and four more in the ninth. The Owls got two back in the bottom of the ninth, but that was as close as they would get. With the 15-5 win, URI has now won by 10-or-more runs four times this season.  

Inside the Box Score

  • The win was Rhode Island's 30th of the year, marking the fifth consecutive season that the Rams post 30-or-more victories. Additionally, head coach Jim Foster has now reached 30 wins in six of his seven seasons as URI's head coach. 
  • Five different Rams turned in multiple hit performances against Temple, led by Jeff Cammans' 4-for-6 day at the plate. Two of his hits were doubles, upping his season total to 23 – one shy of matching URI's single-season record, set by Dan Batz in 2004. Cammans also drove in five runs and scored twice.
  • Ty Muller reached base five times, going 3-for-4 with a pair of walks and a team-high three runs scored. 
  • Jeff Roy, Tim Caputo and Kevin Stenhouse each had a pair of hits in for the Rams. Roy also drove in three runs, stole three bases and scored twice while Caputo had two runs scored and an RBI.
  • Anthony Pisani earned the win on the mound, improving to 4-1 on the season. Over six innings of work, he allowed just four hits and two runs while striking out four batters. Cole Warren – who came on in the seventh – gave up one run but did not allow a hit over two innings of relief.  

What's Next
Rhody and Temple return to Skip Wilson Field for Game Two of the series, Friday at 2 p.m.