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Knights Defeat Eastern Connecticut 7-3!
The CCRI Knights baseball team traveled to Willimantic, CT to play the Warriors of Eastern Connecticut State Junior Varsity squad on Friday. The Knights defeated the Warriors 7-3. With the victory the Knights improve to 8-6 on the season.
CCRI- 7 Eastern Connecticut JV- 3
The Knights continued their winning ways with a seven run second inning as they defeated the Eastern Connecticut JV squad 7-3. Freshman Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) led the Knights’ attack with a single and a double with two RBIs and freshman Patrick O’Keefe (East Greenwich, RI) added a two RBIs single as the team improved to 8-6 on the season. Sophomore lefty Max Perry (Pawtucket, RI) was dominant in his start on the mound as he allowed only one earned run and three hits over six innings to pick up the win. Perry also had four strike outs and according to Head Coach Ken Hopkins, “Max had pinpoint control against a very solid Warrior team. He pounded the strike zone and continually stayed ahead of the hitters.” Kevin Dale (Warwick, RI), Shane Johnson (Warwick, RI), and closer Jay Ferri (North Kingstown, RI) shut down the Warriors over the final three innings to preserve the win for Perry.
The Knights are back in action Saturday when they will travel to Franklin, MA to play the Bulldogs of Dean College for a Region XXI league doubleheader beginning at 12:00noon.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.