CCRI baseball was back in action Saturday morning at Lake Myrtle Field in Auburndale, Florida, dropping two games by scores of 6-0 and 9-5 to Oakton CC (IL). With the losses, the Knights fell to 3-3.
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The Knights fell behind 4-0 in the first inning and were never able to recover as they picked up their second loss of the trip by a score of 6-0 to Oakton CC of Illinois.
CCRI’s offense was only able to produce four singles over seven innings en route to being shut out by a solid Oakton pitching staff. Oakton was only able to produce six hits in the game, but they had some timely ones, proving to be the difference in the game.
Freshman James Riley-Garnett (Newport, RI) picked up his first loss of the season after a rough first inning.
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Oakton was able to complete their sweep of the Knights after they stretched their lead to 9-5 with three runs in the top of the seventh inning in the second game of the doubleheader.
CCRI’s offense was led by Jake Waldron (Phoenix, AZ), who chipped in with three hits, including two doubles and two RBI. Joe Yankee (Lincoln, RI) also had a good game at the plate, compiling two hits and a run scored.
Freshman Austin Barry (North Kingstown, RI) gave the Knights a solid effort on the mound, scattering six runs over five innings, while surrendering seven hits and striking out three. However, the Knights’ bullpen had trouble keeping Oakton off the scoreboard, giving up three runs in the seventh to put the game out of reach.
The Knights will conclude their Florida trip on Sunday when they take on Muscatine CC (IA) at 9:30 a.m.
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.