Rhode Island Completes Series Sweep with 12-6 Win at Temple

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

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

How it Happened
Despite combining for just three hits over the first four frames, the Rams (32-23-1, 16-8) took a 6-0 lead into the fifth inning, where they exploded for five more runs. Temple (19-23, 7-17) did not get on the board until the bottom of the sixth, when Matt Elko homered to left to score two. Rhody added another in the top of the eighth before Temple came back with four unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Inside the Box Score

  • The victory was Rhode Island's 32nd of the year, surpassing the team's win total from a year ago (31-22).
  • Over the course of the three-game set at Temple, the Rams outscored the Owls, 44-14.
  • Kevin Stenhouse paced the Rhody offense, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. 
  • Roy has now reached base in 23 consecutive Atlantic 10 games after failing to get on base in URI's conference opener vs. Charlotte. 
  • Chris Pickering picked up his seventh win of the season, allowing just three hits over five scoreless innings. With 22 career wins, he is currently tied for second all-time at URI and is one victory shy of matching the all-time record (23), which is held by Adam Perkins (2004-07).
  • Mike Bradstreet was charged with four runs in the ninth, although none were earned due to the Rams committing three errors in the final inning of play.

What's Next
The Rams return to action on Wednesday afternoon when they open play at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship, on Fordham's campus in Bronx, N.Y. Please visit atlantic10.com for the official announcement of tournament seeds and pairings following the conclusion of today's A-10 competition.