Rhody Baseball Splits Doubleheader at St. Joe's

Rhody Baseball Splits Doubleheader at St. Joe's

How it Happened

Rhode Island (19-21, 10-5) went up 1-0 in Game One, scoring in the first inning on a Ryan Olmo double that plated Chris Hess. The Rams then stretched it to 2-0 in the fourth on Jordan Powell's first career home run.

Martin Figueroa followed with a two-run shot in the seventh before an RBI double by Brett McManus plated Olmo to keep the rally going and put URI up 5-0.

Saint Joseph's (22-17, 9-6) got its lone run of the game in the bottom of the eighth, eventually falling to URI, 5-1.

In Game Two, the Rams went up 1-0 when Olmo scored on double by Derek Gardella. However, St. Joe's took over the lead for good in the bottom of the third, scoring five runs - all of which were unearned. The Hawks added three more in the bottom of the fourth to move ahead 8-1.

The Rams managed to score twice more - once in the sixth and once in the eighth - but that was as close as they would get as St. Joe's held on for the 8-3 win.

With the loss in the series finale, Rhody's streak of 10 consecutive regular-season wins over the Hawks was snapped.

Inside the Box Score

  • Senior Steve Moyers earned the win in Game One, tossing six shutout innings and striking out five with no walks.
  • Moyers has how pitched 283.0 career innings for the Rams, setting a new program record after this afternoon's outing.
  • Redshirt sophomore Tyler Barss picked up a four-out save, his second in as many days and his eighth of the season.
  • Sophomore Jordan Powell and junior Martin Figueroa both homered in Game One of the doubleheader. Powell's was the first of his career and Figueroa's was his fifth of the season.
  • Figueroa also combined for four hits on the afternoon while Powell had two and a stolen base.
  • Seniors Connor Foreman and Derek Gardella also had a pair of hits as each singled and doubled with an RBI.
  • Senior Ryan Olmo and redshirt sophomore Chris Hess each had three hits on the afternoon. Hess also scored three runs while Olmo scored twice, doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs.
  • Freshmen Brett McManus and Laurence Hill each combined for two hits and an RBI. Hill also scored a run and stole a base while McManus recorded his third double of the season.
  • Sophomores Dom Grillo and Nick Johnson each tossed two shutouts innings in Game Two.

Up Next
The Rams return home to host Boston College on Tuesday afternoon.