CCRI baseball remains hot with doubeleheader sweep over rival Quincy College
After a tough finish to its Spring Break trip to Myrtle Beach, the Community College of Rhode Island baseball team is back on track with three consecutive wins heading into the heart of Region XXI play.
The Knights swept a Sunday doubleheader on the road against regional rival Quincy College and are now 5-7 with a full April slate on the horizon. CCRI is scheduled for a 11 am showdown today on the road against regional foe Roxbury Community College and a non-league game Friday at home at 3:30 pm against Southern Maine Community College.
CCRI had lost its last four prior to this current win streak. After beating Quincy in its home opener last Thursday, the Knights looked sharp in Sunday’s doubleheader with a 6-1 win in the opener and a 12-0 win in the nightcap, which ended after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Freshman Calvin Battersby (West Warwick, RI) pitched a complete game in the opener, allowed just one earned run on four hits with eight strikeouts. Sophomore third baseman Jake San Antonio (Cranston, RI) finished 2-for-3 with a double and drove in a pair of runs while sophomore second baseman Caleb Harris (Cranston, RI) doubled and scored twice.
In Game 2, freshman Avery Acuna (Providence, RI) doubled and drove in a pair of runs and freshman Josh Lincourt (North Kingstown, RI) finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Sophomores Sam Laurie (Narragansett, RI), Zak Thomas (North Providence, RI), and Dylan Barlow (Warwick, RI) each drove in two runs. Freshmen Dayton Van Amberg (Warren, RI) and Andrew Rodriguez (Pawtucket, RI) combined to pitch a two-hitter with Van Amberg earning his second win of the season courtesy of four scoreless innings with four strikeouts.