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Knights outlast NAPS 1-0 in 14 innings!
The CCRI Knights’ baseball team hosted the Rams of the Naval Academy Preparatory School for a game on Monday evening at Fell field located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick. The Knights defeated the Rams 1-0 in 14 innings. With the victory the Knights end the regular season with an impressive 27-11 record
CCRI- 1 Navy Prep- 0
The Knights won their 27th game and final home game of the season in dramatic fashion. Co-Captain Nick Coro (North Providence, RI) led-off the bottom of the 14th inning getting hit by a pitch. Coro moved to third on a throwing error and scored on a sacrifice fly to right field by Ryan Wordell (Little Compton, RI) for the game’s only run. Coro and Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) led the offense with three hits apiece and Tyler Santaniello (Lincoln, RI) chipped in with two hits of his own.
Once again it was the pitching and defense that led the team to victory. Rob West (East Windsor, CT) got the start and pitched seven scoreless innings giving up only two hits while striking out three batters in another outstanding performance. West was followed by Dylan Pingatore (Johnston, RI) who continues to shine on the mound as he pitched four scoreless innings giving up only three hits while striking out five batters. Freshman Matt Laferriere (Coventry, RI) came on in the top of the 12th inning and picked up the win by pitching three scoreless innings giving up only one hit while striking out six batters in a dominating performance.
The Knights finished the regular season at 27-11. The next games for the Knights will begin Friday when they travel to Groton, CT to the University of Connecticut at Avery Point for the Region XXI New England Championship best of three series. The game times are as follows: Friday 4:00pm, Saturday 12noon, and the IF (if both teams split the first two games) game will be Sunday at 12noon.
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.