|Rhode Island College||Saint Joseph's College|
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Saint Joseph’s College (5-1) won a pair of games against Rhode Island College (7-3) in dominant fashion on Thursday afternoon. In the opener, the Monks toppled the Anchormen, 19-9, and completed the sweep with a come-from-behind 11-5 triumph.
SAINT JOSEPH’S 19, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 9
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Monks sent 14 batters to the plate in the top of the first en route to scoring 10 runs off nine hits and an RIC error. The Anchormen answered with five runs in the bottom of the first, but St. Joe’s immediately put up four runs off three hits in the second and managed to stay well ahead of their New England Region counterpart.
ON THE MOUND:
SJC freshman Roderick Maynard (Baldwin, Maine) took the ball for his first collegiate start but lasted just 2/3 innings after allowing five runs off four hits and three walks with a pair of strikeouts. Junior Steven Albert (Worcester, Mass.) picked up his first win of the season after tossing 5.1 innings of relief, allowing four runs off seven hits with four K’s, and freshman Luke Klenda (Yarmouth, Maine) yielded one hit in an otherwise clean inning of relief.
RIC starter Daniel Greaves (Warwick, R.I.) took the loss after surrendering 14 runs (12 earned) off 12 hits and two walks in two innings.
OFF THE BAT – SAINT JOSEPH’S:
- Senior third baseman Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.) went 3-3 with two runs, two doubles, a triple, and six RBI
- Sophomore second baseman Joey Murphy (Derry, N.H.) was 3-4 with three runs, a double, a stolen base, and two RBI
- Junior center fielder Chris Gerossie (Chester, N.H.) went 2-2 with three runs, a double, a triple, two walks, and three RBI
- Senior shortstop Max McCoomb (South Berwick, Maine) added two hits, three runs, a double, and an RBI in four at-bats
- Senior designated hitter Jameson Collins (Sandown, N.H.) was 2-4 with a run, a double, and three RBI
OFF THE BAT – RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE:
- Senior Austin Barry (North Kingstown, R.I.) was 3-3 with two runs, a double, a steal, and a pair of RBI
- Sophomore Mike Webb (Pawtucket, R.I.) went 2-4 with a run, a triple, and four RBI