April 1, 2012
MERION STATION, Pa. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team dropped its series finale to Rhode Island on Sunday, falling to the Rams by a 15-1 score. Juniors Anthony Cirillo, Greg Kumpel, and Quinn Renner each singled for the Hawks in the game.
Rhode Island (12-13 overall, 4-2 Atlantic 10) scored in the first inning for the second straight day as Jeff Cammans doubled in Jeff Roy. The Rams loaded the bases with two outs, but Hawk starter Jordan Carter induced a groundball to end the threat.
URI batted around in both the second and third innings, scoring six in the second and four in the third to open up an 11-0 lead. The Rams extended the lead to 13-0 in the fourth on a triple by Roy and a single by Chris Famiglietti.
Saint Joseph's (8-20 overall, 1-2 Atlantic 10) scored its run in the bottom of the fourth as Ryan Pater reached on an error and came around to score on a double play grounder.
Roy and Joe Landi added sacrifice flies for the Rams in the ninth to close out the scoring.
Carter took the loss after tossing an inning and two-thirds and allowing seven runs, two of them earned. Sean Furney allowed one unearned run and two hits in six innings to earn the win for URI.
SJU will host Delaware on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in the semifinals of the Liberty Bell Classic. The winner will head to the championship game at Citizens Bank Park on April 17.