The Rhode Island Rams were able to cool off one of the hottest teams around this afternoon, as they topped the Northeastern Huskies 4-2 at Friedman Diamond. Rhody halts NU’s five game winning streak with the win, dropping the Huskies to 15-12 on the season. And after stumbling a bit over the weekend, URI is closing in on a .500 record once again. Today’s victory moves the Rams to 12-14 on the year.
For an amazing 10th consecutive game, Rhode Island got on the scoreboard first. With Pat Fortunato on third and two outs, Connor Foreman delivered an RBI double to put Rhody on top 1-0 in the second inning. Fortunato got in on the action himself in the third inning, lacing an RBI double of his own to give the Rams a 2-0 lead.
That was all starter Milan Mantle would need as he went 5 and 1/3 innings, allowing just one run while striking out six. The junior also did not issue a walk as he moved to 3-1 on the season. Pat Quinn added a sacrifice fly and Jeff Roy an RBI single to round out the URI scoring for the afternoon.
Rhody now heads back to Kingston where they’ll take on Central Connecticut State University tomorrow. First pitch from Bill Beck Stadium is slated for 3:30 p.m.