Rhody Baseball to Take on George Mason in Weekend Series

Rhody Baseball to Take on George Mason in Weekend Series

The Basics

  • Rhode Island: 6-25 (2-8 Atlantic 10)
  • George Mason: 20-12 (7-3 Atlantic 10)
  • Location: Kingston, R.I. - Bill Beck Field
  • Date: April 18-20
  • First Pitch: Friday at 3 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., Sunday at Noon
  • Coverage (all three games): Live StatsTwitterAudio (RIU2 Stream Player)

The Series

  • Rhode Island trails 0-2 in the all-time series vs. George Mason.
  • Being that it's George Mason's first year in the Atlantic 10 the teams last met in 1992.

The Weekend's Pitching Matchups

  • Game 1 - Friday, April 18 - 3 p.m.
    • Rhode Island - LHP Ty Sterner
    • George Mason - RHP Anthony Montefusco
  • Game 2 - Saturday, April 19 - 1 p.m.
    • Rhode Island - RHP Lou Distasio
    • George Mason - LHP Jared Gaynor
  • Game 3 - Sunday, April 20 - Noon
    • Rhode Island - LHP Steve Moyers
    • George Mason - RHP John Williams

Scouting the Rams

  • Rhode Island is 3-7 at The Beck this season, most recently losing to Bryant 8-3 after falling behind 7-0 early.
  • Offensively, Rhody is led by junior Tim Caputo who is batting .307 with a team-best 27 hits, despite missing two weeks with an injury.
  • Junior Mike Sherburne (22) and senior Shane O'Connell (21) are the other Rams who have over 20 hits.
  • Sherburne and junior Nick DeRegis lead URI with six extra-base hits each. Sherburne has five doubles and a triple while DeRegis has three doubles and three triples.
  • Steve Moyers, a sophomore, leads the team in innings pitched (44.0).
  • Six different first-year players - freshmen Dan Hetzel (25), RJ Warnock (21), David Hopkins (19) and juniors Mike Sherburne (26) and Nick DeRegis (18) - have started in at least half of URI's 31 games this year.

Scouting George Mason

  • George Mason is coming off a series win against St. Bonaventure where they took two of three. (W, 8-3)(L, 8-6)(W, 6-1)
  • Ray Toto leads the team offensively with a batting average of .319 with 29 hits including five doubles a home run and 13 RBI.
  • Luke Willis has the team lead in RBI with 23. Chris Cook leads the team in homers with four.
  • The Patriots have five players who have appeared and started every game this season, Josh Leemhuis, Blaise Fernandez, Chris Cook, Luke Willis and Tucker Tobin.
  • Jared Gaynor and Anthony Montefusco lead the team in wins with five. Montefusco sporting an ERA of 1.18 and Gaynor is at 1.22.