April 24, 2013

URI Extends Win Streak to Nine Games with 8-2 Victory at Hartford

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

Hartford's Starting Lineup
Stover (SS), Estevez (2B), Sheetz (1B), Lukach (RF), DelDebbio (CF), Touhey (LF), Dummar (DH), Roberti (C), Wilson (3B), McKay (P) 

How it Happened
Tied at 1-1 after two innings, the Rams (24-17) broke things open in the top of the third as they batted around the order and plated seven runs on eight hits. Jesse Lee led off with a single to center and Jeff Roy followed with a homer to right to put Rhody in front, 3-1. The Hawks (12-26) retired the next two batters, but URI then strung together six consecutive hits - including two doubles and a triple - to take an 8-1 lead after three innings.

Hartford managed to get a run back in the bottom of the sixth, but a bases-loaded 6-4-3 play ended the threat.

Inside the Box Score

  • The Rams are now 24-8 in their last 32 games.
  • Over the course of the doubleheader, Rhode Island collected 25 hits while allowing the Hawks just nine.
  • Jeff Roy went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. He also hit his first home run of the season and recorded stole a base, improving to 24-of-24 in stolen base attempts this season.
  • Connor Foreman finished the day 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI while Mike LeBel, Tim Caputo and Jesse Lee each had a pair of hits and an RBI in the win. Caputo and Lee also scored one run each.
  • Tyler Bowditch picked up his first career win as a Ram as he allowed just four hits and one run over a 5.0-inning start.
  • Ty Sterner closed things out with 1.2 innings of relief for Rhode Island. 

What's Next
The Rams are back in action this weekend when they travel to Xavier for a three-game Atlantic 10 set against the Musketeers.

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