Rams Head West for Four Games Against Seattle

Photo Credit: Nolan Hicks
Photo Credit: Nolan Hicks

Friday, Feb. 23 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern
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Pitching Matchup
URI - LHP Tyler Wilson
SU - LHP Tarik Skubal

Saturday, Feb. 24 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern
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Pitching Matchup
URI - RHP Matt Murphy
SU - RHP Brayden Weyer

Saturday, Feb. 24 – 7:30 p.m. Eastern
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Pitching Matchup
URI - RHP Taso Stathopoulos
SU - LHP Jake Prizina

Sunday, Feb. 25 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
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Pitching Matchup
URI - RHP Vitaly Jangols
SU - LHP Jarrod Billig

Seattle

  • Friday's series opener against Seattle will be the first-ever meeting between the Rams and the Redhawks.
  • The Redhawks are coming off a 3-1 weekend, having bounced back from an opening-night loss to Pacific (8-7) to take the next three games from the Tigers (6-5, 5-3, 11-2).
  • Seattle has four players hitting .400 or better - Sean Sutton (.692, 9-for-13), Kyler Murphy (.571, 4-for-7), Austin Lively (.467, 6-for-13) and Curtis Perrin (.462, 6-for-13).
  • The Redhawks will send lefty Tarik Skubal to the mound on Friday, followed by righty Brayden Weyer (GM2), lefty Jake Prinzina (GM3) and lefty Jarrod Billig (GM4). Each has already started once this season, but none have picked up a decision.

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island traveled to Texas A&M last weekend, dropping all three games to the ninth-ranked Aggies.
  • The Rams lost the opener, 4-1, and the finale, 10-2. Game #2 was a heartbreaking defeat as URI went up 3-1 in the third inning and remained on top until the bottom of the ninth, where Texas A&M eventually walked off with the 4-3 victory.
  • Offensively, sophomore Greg Cavaliere led the way, going 6-for-11 at the plate. He scored four of Rhody's six runs - and drove in another - while going a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts.
  • Cavaliere and senior Mike Foley both tripled in the series while Jordan Powell hit URI's first home run of the season.
  • Matt Murphy turned in Rhode Island's best start of the weekend, allowing just one run - in the bottom of the first - over six complete frames in Game #2. Taso Stathopoulos and Nick Johnson both had dominant relief appearances for the Rams. Stathopoulos tossed three shutout innings in Friday's opener and Johnson struck out four over two innings on Saturday, sending the Rams into the bottom of the ninth with a 3-2 lead.