Five Road Games on Tap for Rams This Week

Photo Credit: Tim Fenbert
Photo Credit: Tim Fenbert

KINGSTON, R.I. – Coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of Saint Joseph's, Rhode Island looks to get back on track during a busy week. The Rams will play five road contests, starting with single games at in-state rival Providence on Wednesday and then Boston University on Thursday.

Rhody returns to Atlantic 10 play this weekend when it travels to Dayton for a three-game series. There will be a doubleheader Saturday starting at noon, and then a single game Sunday at noon. All three games against the Flyers will be streamed on ESPN+.

Series History
vs. Providence – 46-31-1
Wednesday will be the 79th meeting between the in-state rivals. Rhody won last year's meeting, 5-3. It was the second straight win for the Rams, as the teams split a doubleheader in 2017, with the Friars winning the first game, 5-2, and URI responding to take the nightcap, 6-2.

vs. Boston University – 2-29
The Terriers have dominated the series, including victories in each of the last five meetings. Rhode Island last beat Boston University on April 22, 2010 in a 7-3 win. The teams have not played each other since 2014.

vs. Dayton – 20-29-1
While Dayton swept the series last season, two of the three games were decided by one run. In 2017, Rhode Island won two out of three at Dayton. Of the last six games between the schools, four have been one-run contests.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Wednesday, March 27
at Providence, 3 p.m. - Live Stats | Video

Thursday, March 28
at Boston University, 4 p.m. - Live Stats

Saturday, March 30
at Dayton, 12 p.m. - Live Stats | Video
at Dayton, 2 p.m. - Live Stats | Video

Sunday, March 31
at Dayton, 12 p.m. - Live Stats | Video

NOTES

  • Freshman Sami Villarreal has drawn 23 walks through 24 games, and she has an on-base percentage of .529.
  • Villarreal already has the eighth-highest single-season walk total in program history. She needs just eight more walks to tie Maura Zevnik's program record of 31 set in 1979.
  • With 16 home runs, Rhode Island is halfway to the program record of 32, set in 2010. The 16 long balls already in the ninth highest single-season total in team history.
  • As a team, the Rams are 22-of-30 on stolen base attempts. Freshmen Sami Villarreal, Leah Krivitsky and Faith Musselwhite have combined for 16 of the steals.
  • Junior Erika Yeager has a team-high six sacrifice hits.