Rams Take Series With 3-1 Win Over UMass

Rams Take Series With 3-1 Win Over UMass

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Rhody's Starting Lineup
Caputo (SS), Roy (CF), LeBel (3B), Quinn (C), Fortunato (2B), Foreman (1B), Gardella (DH), Landi (RF), Famiglietti (LF), Dean (P) 

Massachusetts' Starting Lineup
Cusick (2B), Graef (LF), McLam (DH), Campero (1B), Picard (RF), Cavanaro (CF), Yanakopulos (3B), Jennings (C), Scifo (SS), Pace (P)   

How it Happened

Massachusetts (4-17, 1-5) struck first, getting on the board in the bottom of the second when Nik Campero led off with a double and eventually scored on a sac-fly by Jeff Cavanaro. However, Rhode Island (14-16, 3-3) moved in front in the bottom of the third after Joe Landi scored on Jeff Roy's RBI ground-out and Chris Famiglietti crossed the plate on a run-scoring double by Mike LeBel. The Rams then added an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh as Tim Caputo's RBI double plated pinch-runner Jesse Lee.

Inside the Box Score

  • Making his first start of the season, Bobby Dean allowed just one run on four hits to pick up the win and improve to 2-1. He struck out six batters and walked none.
  • Steve Moyers closed out the game with four innings of shutout relief for his first career save. He allowed just two hits and struck out a pair of batters while lowering his ERA to 2.42 over 26.0 innings of work.
  • Tim Caputo led the Rams at the plate, going 2-for-3 with and RBI double. Mike LeBel also had an RBI double to go along with a pair of assists at third base.
  • Over the three-game set vs. Massachusetts, Rhody used just five pitchers. Mike Bradstreet, Sean Furney, Bobby Dean, Steve Moyers and Lou Distasio combined to issue just one walk while striking out 22 batters over 27 innings.

What's Next
The Rams return to action on Tuesday afternoon when they host Quinnipiac at 3:30 p.m.