Baseball team downs Brown University 13-4 at home
Yesterday afternoon the University of Rhode Island baseball team picked up win number 25 of the season against Brown University behind great hitting and solid pitching at home.
"It's good when the team has days like this," head coach Jim Foster said, "We just need to continue to pitch well, hit well, and play good defense."
The Rams were held scoreless in the first inning but scored every other inning besides that. The Rhody offense started with three runs in the bottom of the second. Afterwards they scored one in the third, two in the fourth, fifth and sixth and one more in the seventh, before they wrapped up the day up with two more in their final at bats.
Three different players had multi-RBI games for the Rams. Senior Jeff Cammans went three for five with a triple, for RBLs, and two stole bases. Seniors Dan Haverstick and Ty Muller supplied more offense from the middle of the order. "Stick" and Muller both went two for four and drove in two runs.
At the top of the order it was junior Chris Famiglietti and sophomore Jeff Roy setting the tempo. The two outfielders went a combined three for six with five walks on their way to scoring four runs. The duo also had three stole bases; Famiglietti had one while Roy had the other two.
Making sure things start off right at the top of the order is something that makes the game easier for the rest of the team.
"When those two are clicking it makes it a lot better for our ball club," Foster said. "They get on base, cause a lot of havoc, and get in scoring position which is key to winning games."
Sophomore Liam O'Sullivan got his fifth consecutive victory of the season. In games that O'Sullivan starts, the Rams average 10.8 runs and yesterday was no different as they scored 13.
O'Sullivan threw a total of seven innings; the Bears offense could only manage five hits and two runs off the right. O'Sullivan's first six shutout innings were nearly perfect as he only allowed two hits. In the top of the seventh, O'Sullivan gave up a lead off single that was followed by a home run. After that, O'Sullivan settled down to finish the inning.
"I'm really proud of what [O'Sullivan has] done this year," Foster said. "He's matured throughout the year and gets better each start. He throws strikes and gets guys out which is great."
After O'Sullivan departed it was freshmen Cole Warren and Jay Ferri who closed the door. The two finished with a combined two innings pitched, four hits, and two runs to put the final score at 13-4.
Before the Rams travel to the No. 2 ranked team in the country this weekend. Florida State University, they play a day game today at home versus the University of Hartford. First pitch is at 3:30 p.m.
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