The Knights ended a 13-game UConn Avery Point winning streak on Saturday at Fell Field, taking game one by a score of 6-2 over the Pointers. CCRI dropped game two 12-2 to earn a split. With the split, the Knights are now 8-4 on the season.
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The Knights hit four homeruns off of UCAP ace, Zach Albin, to earn a 6-2 win in game one. Eddie Apice (North Kingstown, RI), Jon Vazquez (Bridgeport, CT), and Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) all hit solo homeruns, while catcher Ryan Wordell (Little Compton, RI) chipped in with a game-sealing three-run home run. Jake Saley (Milford, CT) also contributed two hits in the win to help pace the nine-hit offensive outburst by the Knights.
Jake Tillman (Scituate, RI) was very efficient in improving to 3-0 on the mound this season, scattering six hits over six and a third innings, while allowing just two runs. Ryan Faria (Cranston, RI) came out of the bullpen to record a sacrifice fly to left and a strikeout to end the game.
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The Knights’ pitching struggled in game two of the doubleheader, giving up four runs in the second, third, and fourth innings to fall to the Pointers by a score of 12-2.
Eddie Apice (North Kingstown, RI) struggled on the mound and picked up his second loss, giving up eight runs in three innings of work. The Knights did have some bright moments, as Ryan O’Dell (Lincoln, RI) went 3-for-3 to continue his hot hitting and Jake Tillman (Scituate, RI) also chipped in with a pair of doubles.
The Knights will be back in action on Sunday, when they host Springfield College JV in a doubleheader at Fell Field. First pitch for game one is set for 12:00 p.m. with game two starting 20 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
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.