Anchor Staff Writer
Rhode Island College baseball is currently on a three game win streak. Over the past three games they have beaten Dean College, Clark University and Gordon College. This has now given the Anchormen a 7-5 record. The season is starting to go in their favor and RIC hopes to continue the hot start as they have aspirations for postseason baseball in May.
RIC baseball started their winning streak last Thursday, beating Dean College by a close score of 7-6. Notable contributors in this win were center fielder Cameron Santerre, third baseman Cal Parrillo, second baseman Lucas McElroy and pitcher Ryan Seaver.
Parrillo went an impressive 4-for-5 from the plate, while knocking in three runs. Santerre went 3-for-5 from the plate, stole two bases and scored three times. McElroy went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three runs scored and one run batted in. Seaver was incredible on the mound, pitching five innings, giving up no runs and striking out six batters.
The Anchormen baseball team continued the winning streak this Thursday with a 9-3 win over Clark University. This game saw the pitching take over for the Anchormen. Starter Shaun Gamelin and reliever Terry Murray were dominant on the mound. Gamelin pitched six innings, giving up only three runs. What was the most impressive part of the performance was that Gamelin struck out a remarkable 12 batters on the day. Murray came in and pitched three innings, giving up no runs and also striking out an impressive seven batters.
Out of the 27 total outs from this game, 19 were strikeouts. On the offensive side of the game, the Anchormen had six different batters knock in runs. Right fielder Sean Helfrich also had a home run during this game.
Then on Friday, RIC baseball dominated Gordon College. The Anchormen won this game 12-0, making the game get called early due to a mercy rule. This game saw dominance from the plate and on the mound.
In seven innings, pitcher Connor Davey gave up only one hit on the day. Davey also gave up no runs while striking out seven. In eight innings, RIC gave up a combined one hit the entire game. Then in the batter box, Helfrich went 3-for-4, reaching first base four total times, while knocking in two runs. Catcher Lucas Pierce had a big, two run homerun. Pinch hitter Liam Flynn took advantage of his only bat of the game as he hit a three run bomb.
The Anchormen look to continue the hot streak during their next game at home versus Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday at 3:30 p.m.