April 16, 2013

Rhody Downs Boston College, 3-2, in Extra Innings

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

Boston College's Starting Lineup
Cronin (SS), Butera (2B), Pare (C), Hennessy (1B), Hoggarth (LF), Shaw (DH), McGovern (CF), Dowdell (RF), Hernandez (3B) 

How it Happened
Rhode Island (19-17) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first after Tim Caputo scored on a two-out single by Mike LeBel but Boston College (6-30) plated a pair in the bottom of the frame to move ahead 2-1. URI quickly evened it up though, as Jeff Roy's second-inning RBI single drove in Joe Landi to make it a 2-2 game.

The Rams went on to load the bases in the fourth - and advanced a runner to third in both the fifth and the sixth - but were unable to plate a go-ahead run until the top of the 10th. There, Kevin Stenhouse led off with a single through the right side before advancing to second on a sac-bunt by LeBel. Connor Foreman then singled to right to move Stenhouse to third and a passed ball allowed Rhody to take a 3-2 lead.

Inside the Box Score

  • As a team, the Rams collected 12 hits - their most since recording 16 against UMass Lowell on March 26.
  • Jeff Roy and Mike LeBel each went 2-for-4 with an RBI. LeBel also stole a base and collected his 45th career double, moving him into fifth all-time at Rhode Island.
  • Shane O'Connell and Chris Famiglietti each had a pair of hits as well, while Tim Caputo, Kevin Stenhouse and Joe Landi accounted for the team's three runs.
  • Rob Curran improved to 2-0 as he tossed four shutout innings without allowing a hit or walking a batter. He also recorded four strikeouts. 
  • Bobby Dean collected his seventh save of the season, closing things out with a 1-2-3 tenth.
  • Milan Mantle gave up two runs on four hits over a five-inning, no-decision start. He also struck out three batters and walked one.
  • BC's John Gorman was charged with the loss.

What's Next
The Rams return to action on Friday afternoon when they open up a three-game set against Atlantic 10 rival Temple. First pitch at Bill Beck Field is set for 3 p.m.

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