|High School:||Joseph Case|
Made 14 appearances - all starts - and turned in a 6-2 record as a junior... Ended the season with a 5.80 ERA and 62 strikeouts over 76 innings pitched... Issued just 31 walks on the year... Stuck out seven batters in four innings at NC State on Feb. 20... Tallied seven K's with just four hits to earn his first win of the season against Duquesne on Feb. 28... Struck out a season-high eight batters at George Washington on March 20... Recorded four consecutive wins over Xavier, Dayton, La Salle and St. Bonaventure from March 27-April 17... Picked up his sixth win of the season at the Atlantic 10 Championship as Rhody downed Xavier, 7-6.
Made 18 appearances and turned in a 4-1 record for the Rams... Ended the season with a team-best 0.89 ERA and five saves... Struck out 36 batters and had just three earned runs and six walks over 30.1 innings pitched... Was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Northeast Region Second Team... Also earned a spot on the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Second Team and was selected to participate in the 2008 NEIBA All-Star game... Closed out the season with 15.2 consecutive scoreless innings from April 11-May22... Earned his first win of the season after pitching 1.1 scoreless innings with no hits against Pittsburgh on March 1... Closed out the game with two strikeouts and a scoreless ninth inning in URI's win over Iona on March 9... Pitched 2.2 innings with four strikeouts to earn his first save of the season against Radford on March 17... Recorded three strike outs with zero hits in 1.1 innings on March 23... Earned his second save in URI's 1-0 win over Marist on March 26... Pitched 2.2 innings with a pair of K's against Connecticut on April 9... Earned his second win of the season against Saint Louis on April 11... Pitched 4.1 shutout innings with five strikeouts to earn the win at Richmond on April 19... Recorded his third save of the year pitching two shutout innings in a 9-8 win over Saint Joseph's on May 2... Pitched 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts against Northeastern on May 13... Earned his fourth save pitching two scoreless innings and allowing just one hit with two strikeouts against Charlotte on May 16... Pitched two scoreless innings with no hits to get the save against top-seeded Xavier in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Championship.
Finished with a record of 1-0 for the Rams while leading the team in saves with six... Also had a team high 22 relief appearances... Was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie team... Made his season debut against Florida International on Feb. 24, recording six strikeouts and allowing just one hit while closing out the game for the Rams' first win of the season... Gave up just one hit over two innings against Marist on March 4... Earned his second save of the season, pitching 1.1 innings and striking out three against Duquesne on March 31... Pitched 2.1 innings and struck out two batters to earn his first career win against Massachusetts on April 7... Picked up his third save of the season, pitching three innings and allowing just two hits while striking out four batters, in a 5-4 victory over St. Bonaventure on April 21... Earned his fourth save of the season in a 3-1 win over Xavier on April 28... Struck out two batters in as many innings in a 5-4 victory over Xavier on April 29... Recorded his fifth save of the season, pitching three innings and allowing just two runs on four hits while striking out three batters, in a 6-5 win over Saint Joseph's on May 15... Earned his sixth save of the season in URI's 4-3 win over Xavier in the opening game of the Atlantic 10 Championship on May 23...Closed out the game with 1.2 scoreless innings of relief in Rhody's 3-0 loss to Xavier in an elimination-round game on May 24.
Was a four-year member of the baseball and golf teams at Joseph Case High School... Also played two years of varsity basketball... Was a pitcher/shortstop and a three-time league All-Star... Earned Team MVP and South Coast Conference MVP honors as a senior... Pitched a perfect game against Apponequet HS and earned SCC All-Star honors as a junior... Helped lead baseball and basketball teams to the SCC title his junior year.
Born February 6, 1987... Son of Sharon and Michael Boyce... Majoring in Horticulture & Turfgrass Management.