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Baseball wins double header

Isaac Bean

Sports Editor

Rhode Island College’s Baseball team got back on track on Saturday winning both games against Curry College. The Anchormen were on a rough stretch going 1-7 in their last eight games heading into the double header. The Anchormen are now 12-10 on the season with some momentum on their side.

The Anchormen came right out and scored in the first game of the double header. Junior Daniel Trzepacz got on base with a single. After, Trzepacz got himself into scoring position and stole home to give the Anchormen a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning.

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Junior pitcher Ryan Seaver shut down Curry College’s first three batters. This brought the Anchormen’s offense back up to the plate at the top of the second inning. The Anchormen got both Jeren Pimentel and Trzepacz on base on walks with two outs in the inning. This set up a big two RBI double by sophomore Lucas McElroy to increase the lead for the Anchormen to 3-0. The two out rally did not end just yet as senior Cole Podedworny had an RBI single to make the lead now 4-0 for the Anchormen.

The Anchormen’s offense continued to score runs in the third inning. After another shutdown inning by Seaver, RIC just kept finding ways to score runs. Freshman Parker Camelo earned himself an RBI on a sacrifice fly to increase the lead to 5-0. RIC then scored two more runs in the inning to make the score 7-0. Both of these runs were unearned, as the first one was on a wild pitch and the other one was on an error by Curry’s shortstop. 

The last four innings of the game the Anchormen did not score a single run. On the mound, Seaver was fantastic for the Anchormen. Seaver had a shutout going into the seventh inning before surrendering one run with two outs on a double by Curry. The Anchormen ended up winning this game 7-1 improving their record to 11-10 after the first game of the double header. 

The next game of the double header started off slow for the Anchormen. The Anchormen were scoreless through the first two innings while surrendering a run in both innings. Going down 2-0 early, the Anchormen got on the board at the top of the third inning after McElroy got an RBI single which scored Trzepacz. Unfortunately, Curry would score two runs in the bottom of the third inning making the score 4-1.

The Anchormen were shut down in the fourth and fifth inning and Curry College had scored a run on a home run in the fourth. The Anchormen were not looking like they were in a position to win the game. Down 5-1 with two innings left, it was going to take everything going right for them to win.

The top of the sixth, the Anchormen had just hit into a double play. Down to their last four outs the Anchormen needed something special to happen. That was when senior Izaiah Rivera and sophomore Daniel Cascio hit back to back solo home runs. This shrunk the lead to 5-3. The Anchormen would end up giving up a run in the bottom of the sixth inning however.

Down three in the last inning, the Anchormen needed to get a rally going in order to win this game. The bases were loaded and McElroy was hit by a pitch to send Camelo home. No outs, bases loaded up two runs caused Curry College to make a pitching change to try to save the game. Podedworny hit into a double play but senior Justin Wardwell was still able to score making the score 6-5. Two outs, down one run, Trzepacz was able to score on a passed ball to tie the game. Freshman Jason Potvin then pitched a shutdown inning which forced the game to go into extra innings.

In the eighth inning, the Anchormen were able to score two runs which gave them their first lead of the game. The first run was on an RBI single by Camelo which scored Pimentel. The second run was scored by an RBI single by Trzepacz which scored David Iannuccilli. The lead was now 8-6 for the Anchormen. Potvin had a chance to close out this game and the freshman did just that earning himself a win.

This incredible win improved the Anchormen’s record to 12-10 on the season. This comeback win might give the team some momentum in their upcoming game at UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday.


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