The Knights’ offense exploded for a total of 22 runs Sunday at Fell Field, earning 9-0 and 13-1 wins en route to a doubleheader sweep of Springfield College’s JV team. With the pair of wins, the Knights improved to 10-4 on the season.
CCRI 9 SC 0
CCRI broke game one open with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, two in the fifth, and sealed the victory with a four-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Once again, Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) and Eddie Apice (North Kingstown, RI) paced the Knights’ offense with two hits apiece. Jake Tillman (Scituate, RI) also contributed with a three-run homer that easily cleared the right field fence in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the game away for the Knights.
Stew Braman (Middletown, RI), pitched his best game of the season to pick up the victory. Braman pitched a complete game shutout, scattering four hits over the seven inning contest while striking out six.
CCRI 13 SC 1
The Knights’ offense pounded out 14 hits in a five-inning 13-1 win over Springfield College in game two on Sunday. The game ended after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Zach Wood (Griswold, CT), Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI), Eddie Apice (North Kingstown, RI) and Pat O’Keefe (East Greenwich, RI) each chipped in with two hits apiece for CCRI.
Freshman PJ Watson (Cheshire, CT) picked up his third victory (3-0) of the season as he scattered two hits over five innings with five strikeouts to give the Knights their 10th victory.
The Knights return to Fell Field on Monday for a big conference game against rival Dean College beginning at 3:30.
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.