Warwick, R.I. – March 26, 2015: The CCRI Knights men’s baseball continued on their Florida road trip by taking on the Chiefs of Waubonsee Community College from Aurora, IL Thursday the 19th. The Knights defeated Waubonsee 15-11. With the victory the Knights record improved to 2-2 on the season.
The Knights came out swinging and opened the flood gates in the first inning. CCRI put up an eight spot in the inning and kept hitting until they won by a final count of 15-11. The Chiefs did make a comeback to bring the game within one run after they put up crooked numbers in the third and fourth innings. However, The Knights responded loudly though by scoring another five runs in the fourth to grab another big lead. By the time the game ended the Knights had put up a satisfying 15 runs on 16 hits!
The offensive surge was put together by an excellent team effort. Seven different Knights recorded at least one RBI and one hit. Dave Hopkins (East Greenwich, RI) collected four hits with one run and one RBI. Austin Barry (North Kingstown, RI) had three hits to go along with one RBI and two runs scored and one stolen base. Steven Adams (Jacksonville, FL) went 2-3 with two runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Casey Mack (Trumbull, CT), Ryan Rotondo (Warwick, RI), Eddie Apice (North Kingstown, RI) all recorded two hits and one RBI each. Apice added three runs scored and swiped one base. Diego Campos (Providence, RI) also joined the hit parade by hitting one triple and knocking in three runs.
Steve Noti (Warwick, RI) was able to pick up his first win in a Knights’ uniform by going three strong innings not allowing any runs and striking out two. Ryan Faria (Cranston, RI) also pitched well for the Knights by going two innings and striking out three while only giving up one hit.
The Knights will look to have a third straight game where they put up double digit runs when they take on against Brookdale County College from New Jersey Friday the 20th at 11am.
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.