Providence, R.I.-Junior pitcher Dylan Pingitore (Johnston, RI) fired a no-hitter as Rhode Island College defeated UMass Dartmouth, 11-0 (7 innings), in Little East Conference baseball action played at Anchorman Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Pingitore (2-1) allowed just four baserunners, on three walks and an error, to go along with eight strikeouts, as RIC (13-7, 4-3 LEC) pounded out 11 runs on 14 hits. The Corsairs (12-8, 4-3 LEC) did not get a runner past second base as the game was ended early due to the conference's 10-run rule.
The Anchormen took a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first as freshman center fielder Brad Douglas (Wakefield, RI) walked and moved over to second on junior shortstop Ryan O'Dell's (Lincoln, RI) single up the middle. Junior left fielder Joe Yankee (Lincoln, RI) plated Douglas with an RBI single. Senior right fielder Patrick Rogers (Waterford, CT) brought in the remaining baserunners with a two-run double to right center field. Freshman first baseman Frank Pettinato (Cranston, RI) and junior designated hitter Angelo St. Laurent (Cranston, RI) capped the frame with an RBI single and double, respectively.
The hosts tacked on three more with two down in the third. Junior catcher Matt Foley (Seekonk, MA) led off with a double and scored on a Pettinato RBI single. St. Laurent followed with a two-run homer to give the Anchormen an 8-0 advantage.
RIC's advantage grew to 10 runs, 10-0, in the bottom of the fourth when O'Dell walked and eventually scored on a Rogers' sacrifice fly. Pettinato continued the hot hitting with an RBI double that plated Foley.
Senior third baseman Tyler Santaniello (Cumberland, RI) capped RIC's offensive performance on the day with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth.
Pettinato went 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI. Rogers went 2-for-3 with a run scored, three RBI and a pair of doubles. St. Laurent went 2-for-3 with a run scored, three RBI, a double and a homer.
UMass Dartmouth junior starter David Tarr (Easton, MA) took the loss (2-1).
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Fitchburg State tomorrow afternoon (3:30 p.m.).