Warwick, R.I. – March 25, 2016: The Knights continued their spring Florida games with a matchup versus Wisconsin Stevens Port on Thursday. It was another high scoring affair for the Knights as they put up nine runs, but still failed to come away with the win, dropping the game 11-9. The loss puts the Knights at 4-4 on the season.
The Knights bats were hot from the get go as they scored four quick runs in the first inning. After surrendering two runs in the bottom of the first, the Knights scored another three in the second to make it a 7-2 game. Stevens Port came right back with another two runs to cut the lead to 7-4. The Knights then went from hot to cold in an instant. Stevens Port added one more run in the third and four in the fourth to take a 9-7 lead, that they did not relinquish. The Knights were able to muster one in the seventh to cut the lead to one but Stevens Port pushed it back to 11-8 with two more runs in the bottom of the inning.
Down three going into the ninth inning, the Knights would not go away easy. They rallied for a run to cut the lead to 11-9. The Knights were able to load the bases but failed to score another run, leaving all the ducks on the pond.
Dylan Brooks (Lookeba, OK) had another excellent game for the Knights as he collected two hits while driving in five runs and scoring twice. His two hits were huge as one was a triple and the other was a home run. Travis Collins (Cranston, RI) also collected two hits and scored two runs from the three spot in the order with Brooks batting fourth.
Austin Davis (Hollywood, FL) had a hit and two runs while Co-Captain Brandon Escalante (Pembroke, FL) and Enzo Clemente (Plantation, FL) both scored a run and collected a hit. Edison Mercado (Providence, RI) was able to go two for four from the dish and knock in a run. Also knocking in two runs for the Knights was Mike Santos (Cranston, RI) who hit in those runs with a big double.
The Knights were scheduled for another double-header versus Rowan College Burlington County on Friday but the games were cancelled due to rain. They will hopefully take the field on Saturday for their final game of the trip versus St. Lawrence from Canada.
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.