March 2, 2013

Bradstreet's Two-Hitter Leads Rams to 3-0 Win Over Ohio


Rhody's Starting Lineup
Caputo (SS), Roy (CF), Fortunato (1B), Stenhouse (RF), LeBel (3B), Landi (2B), Livingston (DH), O'Connell (C), Famiglietti (LF), Bradstreet (P)

Ohio's Starting Lineup
Squires (LF), Gaertner (C), Madsen (1B), Wells (CF), White (DH), Nikithser (RF), Przebieda (3B), Schmidt (SS), Otto (2B), Paliotto (P)

How it Happened
Rhode Island (1-9) beat Ohio 3-0 for its first win of the season, thanks to a dominating performance from starting pitcher Mike Bradstreet Saturday. 

Bradstreet (1-2) held the Bobcats (1-6) hitless until a leadoff single in the top of the seventh inning. It was the deepest a Rhode Island pitcher has taken a no-hitter since Sean Furney went 6.1 hitless innings against George Washington last April. The last no-hitter in school history was by Adam Perkins against Iona on April 12, 2005.

Bradstreet went the distance, allowing just two singles and no walks. He faced just 29 batters - two more than the minimum - and struck out 10 on the afternoon. It was the first complete game for the Rams this season.

Inside the Box Score

  • With the shutout, Mike Bradstreet lowered his earned run average to 6.52, nearly six runs lower than where it started the day.
  • Freshman Chase Livingston made his first career starts. Livingston was the designated hitter and singled once in three at-bats. 
  • Senior Mike LeBel singled once and scored a run. With 160 career runs scored, LeBel now ranks first all-time at Rhode Island.
  • Rhode Island had nine base hits, by nine different players. All nine hits were singles.
  • Joe Landi singled and scored a run. He has a least one hit in eight of Rhody's 10 games and leads the team with 14 hits.
  • The game was part of the USA Baseball-Irish Classic, presented by the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance. The event is being held at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

What's Next
The Rams return to the USA Baseball Training Complex for a game against Notre Dame Sunday 11 a.m. The Irish are ranked No. 22 by Perfect Game and No. 23 by Baseball America, marking the 10th top 25 opponent in 11 games for Rhode Island.

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