Miscues Hurt Rams in 5-4 Loss to Fairfield

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

How It Happened                                      
Three errors in the top of the seventh doomed Rhode Island as it fell, 5-4, to Fairfield Wednesday afternoon.

With the score tied 2-2 entering the seventh, Fairfield (13-12) scored three unearned runs in the top of the inning to pull ahead. Two dropped fly balls and a throwing error allowed the Stags to go up, 5-2.

Despite the rough top half of the seventh, Rhode Island (11-17) got the potential tying run on base. Alex Pleasic led off with a walk and eventually scored when Erika Yeager lined a two-out home run to center field. Faith Musselwhite followed with a single, but the rally ended with a strikeout.

Inside the Box Score

  • Junior Erika Yeager had a two-run home run and an RBI single.
  • Over her last three games, Yeager is 4-for-8 with a home run, double and walk. She has raised her batting average by 37 points over the stretch.
  • Freshman Faith Musselwhite had a pair of singles.
  • Freshman Ari Castillo hit a solo home run, her fourth of the season.
  • Freshman Franki Potocki singled and scored one run.
  • Juniors Erica Robles and Alex Pleasic each walked. Pleasic came around to score.
  • Sophomore Riley Kernan pitched a strong game despite taking the loss. She went the distance, allowing just two earned runs.
  • The five errors were a season high for the Rams.

What's Next
Rhode Island hosts George Mason in a three-game series this weekend, starting with a doubleheader Saturday at noon. The teams will play a single game Sunday at noon.