San Antonio's tie-breaking home run lifts baseball to its first conference win of 2023
Warwick, RI – Sophomore third baseman Jacob San Antonio (Cranston, RI) finished 3-for-4 Thursday, including the tie-breaking home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Community College of Rhode Island baseball team earned its first Region XXI win of the season, beating Quincy College 4-3 at Whitey Fell Field.
Sophomore Garrett Bolwell (North Scituate, RI) earned the win in relief with 2 2/3 scoreless innings and sophomore co-captain Marcus Botelho (Portsmouth, RI) pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save of the season.
The Knights fell behind 1-0 and 3-1, but battled back each time. After tying the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth, San Antonio homered in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 3-3 tie. Freshman Josh Lincourt (North Kingstown, RI) finished with two hits and freshman Avery Acuna (Providence, RI) drove in a run.
CCRI is 3-7 overall and returns to action Sunday with a home doubleheader against Quincy beginning at noon.