Warwick, R.I. – May 1, 2017: The CCRI Knights took on the Potomac State Catamounts on Sunday in Baltimore, MD. The Knights dropped the game with a final score of 15-3 in seven innings. The loss drops the Knights record to 22-7 overall.
The game started off with an offensive showing form both teams. In the top of the first inning, the Catamounts jumped out to a 3-0 lead. The Knights got right back in the game when Deiviz Lara (Santo Domingo, DR) hit a homerun to center field, scoring Dylan Brooks (Lookeba, OK). After Potomac added three more runs, Joe Michael (Johnston, RI) hit a solo homerun to cut the Catamounts lead to three runs. The Catamounts bats came alive in the top of the sixth and seventh, scoring nine runs to incite the mercy rule against the Knights. The final score was 15-3 in seven innings.
Shane Kittila (Warwick, RI) started the game for the Knights. He gave up six runs, with only four earned on four and a third innings pitched. He struck out three batters. Max Marcotte (Coventry, RI) and Brian Cipolla (Cranston, RI) came in for the Knights to finish the game on the mound. Marcotte went on and two thirds innings with two strikeouts and five runs earned. Brian Cipolla went one inning with four runs earned.
At the plate, the Knights managed seven hits. Joe Michael had two, including a single and a homerun with one RBI. Deiviz Lara hit one homerun and added two RBIs. Sam Franco (Cranston, RI), Edwin Pichardo (Hollywood, FL), Billy Bostick (Cedar Park, TX), and Dylan Brooks all singled in the game. Garnell Bell (Bridgeport, CT) doubled with his one hit.
Head Coach Ken Hopkins was unhappy with the results of the weekend but he was in good spirits. He said the team had “Tough losses to CCBC-Catonsville and Potomac State this weekend but it is back to the drawing board for us to strengthen our weaknesses and get better.”
The team will look to rebound on Tuesday as they take on Massasoit Community College at Whitey Fell Field on the Knight campus. The game will start at 3:30PM. 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.