Rhody's Starting Lineup
Roy (CF), Caputo (SS), Quinn (C), LeBel (3B), O'Connell (DH), Fortunato (2B), Stenhouse (RF), Foreman (1B), Famiglietti (LF), Bradstreet (P)
Dayton's Starting Lineup
Hundley (CF), Sunderman (3B), Broughton (2B), Podlas (RF), Huesman (DH), Schutzius (SS), Ryan (1B), Skochdopole (LF), Robinett (C), Schrage (P)
How it Happened
Rhode Island (10-13, 0-1) got on the board in the bottom of the first, taking a 1-0 lead when junior Jeff Roy crossed the plate on an RBI sac fly by redshirt senior Mike LeBel. However, Dayton (6-14-1, 1-3) went on to plate five two-out runs in the top of the third and added another in the seventh to make it 6-1 before Rhody scored its final run of the game in the bottom of the eighth.
Inside the Box Score
- After opening the bottom of the first with back-to-back singles, Rhode Island did not record another hit until the bottom of the eighth.
- Despite recording a season-low three hits, the Rams stranded 13 base runners on the afternoon.
- Senior Mike Bradstreet's scoreless inning streak came to an end at 32.2 consecutive frames - the longest in the country by any Division I pitcher this season.
- Bradstreet took the loss for the Rams, giving up six runs (five earned) on five hits. He also fanned five batters over 6.1 innings of work.
- Freshman Brad Applin and redshirt senior Rob Curran combined for 2.2 innings of scoreless relief without allowing a hit.
- Dayton's Parker Schrage earned the win - his first of the season - as he allowed just one run on two hits, despite walking seven batters.
- Schrage threw 136 pitches over his 7.0-inning start while Rhode Island's three pitchers combined for 110 over a full nine frames.
- Junior Jeff Roy, sophomore Tim Caputo and redshirt senior Chris Famiglietti were the only Rams to record hits as they finished with one apiece. Famiglietti also picked up an RBI on an eight-inning single that scored redshirt junior Shane O'Connell.
- Senior Kevin Stenhouse and classmate Mike LeBel combined to go 0-for-4, but each reached twice as Stenhouse drew a pair of walks and LeBel was hit by a pitch twice. Stenhouse also stole two bases while LeBel drove in URI's first run of the game.
The Rams and Flyers return to Bill Beck Field for Game Two of the series, Saturday at 1 p.m.