Warwick, R.I. – May 3, 2017: The CCRI Knights welcomed the Warriors of Massasoit Community College on Tuesday. The Knights came out with the victory, improving their record to 23-7 on the season. Dave Simmons (Warwick, RI) took his 18th best ERA in the nation to the mound and came out with the victory, gaining his first win on the season.
The Knights jumped out to an early lead in this game. In the first inning, Jasiah Hatch (East Providence, RI) scored on a sacrifice fly by Dylan Brooks (Lookeba OK). The Knights added two more runs in the third inning. Ernesto Figueroa (Providence, RI) scored on a passed ball and Hatch scored his second run of the game on a bases loaded walk. The Knights added three more runs, and led 6-0 in the sixth inning. The Warriors scored two runs in the top of the seventh on a double down the left field line, cutting the score to 6-2. The Knights came back and scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to incite the mercy rule. The Knights won with a final score of 10-2.
Dave Simmons led the Knights on the mound pitching seven innings of two-run ball. He scattered eight hits over his seven innings. Simmons struck out ten batters and did not surrender a walk. He picked up his first win of the season.
At the plate, the Knights bats came alive. The Knights offense erupted for 13 hits on the day, with every player who came to the plate getting at least one. Jasiah Hatch and Robert Paulino (Miramar, FL) led the team with two hits each. Hatch scored four of the ten run for the Knights. Dylan Brooks drove in three runs to lead the team in RBIs.
The Knights will look to continue their winning ways when they take on Suffolk County Community College on Saturday in a doubleheader. The first game will start at 12PM at Whitey Fell Field on CCRI’s Knight Campus in Warwick, RI. Come out and support your Knights!
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 16,000 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.
For all things CCRI Athletics, be sure to follow @CCRIAthletics on Instagram and Twitter!
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.