HOME OPENER: Rams Host Sacred Heart on Tuesday Afternoon

Photo Credit: Tim Cowie
Photo Credit: Tim Cowie

Tuesday, March 21 – 3:30 p.m.
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Pitching Matchup

Sacred Heart (5-13)

  • Tuesday's game between the Rams and the Pioneers was originally scheduled to be played at Sacred Heart, but was relocated to Kingston due to unplayable field condition at Harbor Yard.
  • SHU comes to URI looking to snap an eight-game losing streak, which most recently included three straight losses to Rhody's Atlantic 10 rival Fordham.
  • Ted Shaw leads Sacred Heart with a .286 average, 20 hits, 10 runs scored and four stolen bases.
  • Just behind him is Keith Klebart, who is hitting .284 with a team-best 12 RBI.
  • Elija Brown has the team's best on-base percentage at .397. He leads the club in walks, with 16. Klebart and Alex Perry have the next most with seven each.
  • Lefty Franklin Miller is scheduled to get the start on the hill. He enters the game with an 0-1 record and an 18.00 ERA over four appearances, totaling 2.0 innings. Opponents are hitting an even .300 off of him.

Rhode Island (6-10)

  • The Tuesday afternoon matchup will be the first home game of the season for the Rams.
  • Most recently, Rhody dropped a pair of games at William & Mary (11-2 and 7-3).
  • Chris Hess leads the Rams with a .354 average, 23 hits and nine runs scored.
  • Jordan Powell is hitting .351 with 20 hits and five runs scored.
  • Mike Corin has belted a team-best four home runs so far this season and boasts a team-leading .518 slugging percentage.
  • Jake Walker will have the ball for the Rams. He enters the game with a 5.23 ERA and a .263 opposing average over 10.1 innings pitched.