April 21, 2009
KINGSTON, RI - The University of Rhode Island used a six-run second inning, highlighted by a grand slam from Dan Rhault, to defeat the Sacred Heart baseball team 7-4 on Tuesday. The game was called with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning because of rain.
Sacred Heart, 15-20-1, took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on a solo homer by freshman Mike Olszyk. It was the seventh blast of the year for the Pioneer rookie.
URI, 25-13-1, scored the six runs in the second on just three hits off SHU starter James Ineson.
The Pioneers got two back in the third on an RBI double by junior Steve Tedesco and a sacrifice fly from senior Phil Tantillo. SHU made it 7-4 in the fifth when Mike Drowne tripled and scored on a single by Tantillo. Tyler Santos doubled to put runners on second and third with two outs, but URI starter Chris Pickering struck out Jeff Heppner to end the threat.
SHU will be back in action on Friday when it starts a four-game Northeast Conference weekend series at Monmouth.