URI - LHP Tyler Wilson
SU - LHP Tarik Skubal
URI - RHP Matt Murphy
SU - RHP Brayden Weyer
URI - RHP Taso Stathopoulos
SU - LHP Jake Prizina
URI - RHP Vitaly Jangols
SU - LHP Jarrod Billig
- Friday's series opener against Seattle will be the first-ever meeting between the Rams and the Redhawks.
- The Redhawks are coming off a 3-1 weekend, having bounced back from an opening-night loss to Pacific (8-7) to take the next three games from the Tigers (6-5, 5-3, 11-2).
- Seattle has four players hitting .400 or better - Sean Sutton (.692, 9-for-13), Kyler Murphy (.571, 4-for-7), Austin Lively (.467, 6-for-13) and Curtis Perrin (.462, 6-for-13).
- The Redhawks will send lefty Tarik Skubal to the mound on Friday, followed by righty Brayden Weyer (GM2), lefty Jake Prinzina (GM3) and lefty Jarrod Billig (GM4). Each has already started once this season, but none have picked up a decision.
- Rhode Island traveled to Texas A&M last weekend, dropping all three games to the ninth-ranked Aggies.
- The Rams lost the opener, 4-1, and the finale, 10-2. Game #2 was a heartbreaking defeat as URI went up 3-1 in the third inning and remained on top until the bottom of the ninth, where Texas A&M eventually walked off with the 4-3 victory.
- Offensively, sophomore Greg Cavaliere led the way, going 6-for-11 at the plate. He scored four of Rhody's six runs - and drove in another - while going a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts.
- Cavaliere and senior Mike Foley both tripled in the series while Jordan Powell hit URI's first home run of the season.
- Matt Murphy turned in Rhode Island's best start of the weekend, allowing just one run - in the bottom of the first - over six complete frames in Game #2. Taso Stathopoulos and Nick Johnson both had dominant relief appearances for the Rams. Stathopoulos tossed three shutout innings in Friday's opener and Johnson struck out four over two innings on Saturday, sending the Rams into the bottom of the ninth with a 3-2 lead.