April 2, 2013

Rhody Picks Up 4-2 Win at Northeastern

Rhody's Starting Lineup
Caputo (SS), Roy (CF), LeBel (3B), Quinn (C), Fortunato (2B), Landi (RF), Livingston (DH), Foreman (1B), Famiglietti (LF), Mantle (P)  

Northeastern's Starting Lineup
Barbosa (RF), Burcroff (LF), Vosler (SS), Lyons (CF), Fonseca (1B), Foster (2B), Kessler (DH), Treff (C), Dougherty (3B), Lippert (P) 

How it Happened
Rhode Island (12-14) led 2-0 after three innings as freshman Connor Foreman and redshirt senior Pat Fortunato each had an RBI double to put the Rams ahead by two early on.

The Huskies (15-12) - who entered the game on a five-game win streak that included a three-game sweep of James Madison as well as a pair of wins over Boston College and Central Connecticut - did not get on the board until the bottom of the sixth, with a single run that cut URI's lead in half at 2-1.

The Rams continued to build on their lead though as junior Jeff Roy scored in the seventh - on a sacrifice foul out by classmate Pat Quinn - and then used an infield single to plate senior Kevin Stenhouse in the top of the eighth.

Inside the Box Score

  • Rhode Island finished with 10 hits on the afternoon, while holding Northeastern to eight.
  • The Rams scored three of their four runs with two outs.
  • Freshman Connor Foreman and redshirt senior Pat Fortunato each had a pair of hits, including an RBI double. Fortunato also finished the day with two stolen bases.
  • Junior Jeff Roy - who was just 3-for-17 over four games last week - reached three times on two hits and a walk. He also scored once and drove in a run.
  • Redshirt senior Mike LeBel also had a pair of hits and a run scored in the Rhode Island victory.
  • Junior Milan Mantle (3-1) picked up the win on the mound, allowing five hits and one run over a 5.1-inning start. He also struck out six batters while issuing zero walks.
  • Sophomore Ty Sterner came on in the bottom of the sixth. He struck out two and gave up one run over 2.1 innings before being relieved by redshirt senior Bobby Dean, who retired the final four outs to earn his fourth save of the season.

What's Next
The Rams are back in action on Wednesday afternoon when they host Central Connecticut at 3:30 p.m.