April 21, 2013

Rams Get the Sweep with 6-2 Win Over Temple

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

Temple's Starting Lineup
Peterson (1B), Stiles (LF), Knabe (3B), Elko (DH), Lustrino (SS), Nist (C), Yarborough (2B), Kerrigan (RF), Hall (CF), Moller (P)  

How it Happened
Tied 2-2 after three innings of play, Rhode Island (22-17, 9-3) broke things open in the bottom of the eighth when Connor Foreman and Jesse Lee strung together back-to-back singles and then scored on a pair of base hits by Kevin Stenhouse and Joe Landi. Tim Caputo then delivered a two-run double that drove in both Stenhouse and Landi and put Rhody ahead 6-2. Temple (14-20, 5-10) managed to put a pair of runners on in the top of the ninth, but Bobby Dean struck out the side before the Owls were able to do any real damage.

Inside the Box Score

  • The series sweep over Temple extended Rhody's win streak to seven games. The Rams have also won seven consecutive Atlantic 10 games, improving to 9-3 overall in the conference.
  • Tim Caputo, Connor Foreman and Kevin Stenhouse each had a pair of hits for the Rams. Caputo also scored a run and drove in two while Foreman and Stenhouse each had an RBI and a run scored.
  • Jesse Lee and Joe Landi each entered the game as pinch hitters, went 1-for-1 and scored a run. Landi also picked up an RBI.
  • Jeff Roy had a pair of stolen bases on the afternoon, improving to a perfect 23-of-23 in stolen base attempts this season.
  • Steve Moyers got the start for URI and gave up two unearned runs over 7.0 innings of work. He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out eight.
  • Brendan Doonan picked up the win - his first of the year - as he tossed a scoreless eighth.
  • Bobby Dean shut things down in the ninth, striking out the side to lock up the Rhody win. Over his 14 relief appearances this year, Dean has recorded 29 strikeouts while allowing just nine hits.
  • Temple reliever Matt Hockenberry was charged with the loss, giving up four runs on five hits over two innings of relief.  

What's Next
The Rams return to action on Tuesday afternoon when they travel to Brown. First pitch vs. the Bears is set for 3:30 p.m.

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