Warwick, R.I. – May 4, 2015: The CCRI Knights baseball team traveled to Groton, CT to play the Pointers of UConn Avery-Point on Saturday for the Knights final two regular season games of 2015. The Knights split the doubleheader with the Pointers by the scores of 4-0 and 0-4. The games put CCRI at 17-13 this year with a Region XXI record of 6-7.
In game one of the doubleheader, the Knights sent PJ Watson (Cheshire, CT) to the mound and he was simply outstanding on the day. Watson pitched 7 scoreless innings for the complete game shutout and only allowed four hits in the game while striking out three. It was an excellent effort against a very good hitting team.
Co-Captain TJ Boyajian (Warwick, RI) led the offensive charge on the day with two hits, two RBI’s and a run scored. James Riley-Garnett (Newport, RI) also had two hits on the day and scored once. Co-Captain Eddie Apice (North Kingstown, RI) was able to add a hit on the day and knock in a run.
Game two did not go as well for the Knights and the score was flipped on them. After winning game 1 four to zero they dropped game two zero to four. The Pointers pitching shut down the Knights as they were only able to grind out three hits in the game.
Ryan Faria (Cranston, RI) pitched well for the Knights in the losing effort. Faria went five innings only surrendering three runs and adding a strikeout. The three Knights hits in the game came from Dave Hopkins (East Greenwich, RI), Ernesto Figueroa (Providence, RI) and Austin Barry (Warwick, RI) who each had a hit a piece.
The Knights will travel back to Groton, CT to face UConn Avery-Point once again except this time it will be for the Region XXI championship. The teams will play a best-of-three series and the winner will advance to the District Tournament.
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.