This Week in Sports 4/18


Final 04/12: URI 6-3 SJU

Final 04/13: URI 7-2 SJU

Final 04/14: SJU 11-3 URI

Final 04/16: Bryant University 8-7 URI

The University of Rhode Island won game one of their series against Saint Joseph’s University behind the arm of first-year AJ Jones, who made just his second career start. The offense continued to roll as third-year Anthony DePino hit a home run in a third-straight game. In game two, the Rams got six scoreless innings from fifth-year Sean Sposato. In the first four innings, second-year Michael Anderson racked up four runs batted in on the way to the win. In the third game, the Rams were unable to complete the sweep.

In the Rams mid week game against Bryant, the team took a 7-3 lead only to give up a seventh-inning grand slam. The Rams would then give up the go ahead run on a home run in the eighth inning. For more on the week’s action, visit David Okula’s article (page 12,


Final 04/10: Stonehill College 9-1 (5 inn.) URI

Final 04/10: Stonehill College 10-0 (5 inn.) URI

Final 04/13: URI 2-0 SLU

Final 04/13: SLU 2-1 URI

Final 04/14: SLU 4-3 URI

Final 04/17: URI 2-1 Holy Cross

Final 04/17: URI 4-1 Holy Cross

URI struggled to keep Stonehill off the scoreboard in their double header to start the week. Their two losses that day extended their losing streak to five games. The lone run scored was via a solo home run from fourth-year Vicki Viaclovsky, the first home run of her career.

The team then traveled to Saint Louis University, where in game one of a three game series, they snapped their losing streak. Second-year starting pitcher Ashley Hibbard tied her career high in strikeouts at seven over five and two thirds innings. The Rams would drop their next two games in Saint Louis.

Next, the Rams came home and hosted Holy Cross for a mid-week double header. They took game one and in game two, the Rams scored four runs for the first time in 10 games. For more, visit David Okula’s article (


The Rutherford Intercollegiate – Fourth of 14

The Rams finished in ninth place after Saturday, led by second-year Aidan O’Donovan, who shot one over par. On day two, the Rams rebounded strong with the second-lowest score of the day. This dragged the Rams into fourth place for the tournament. For more on the weekend, visit David Okula’s article (

Track and Field:

UConn Northeast Challenge

Men’s: Third of 23

Women’s: 13th of 19

Both men’s and women’s track and field split their teams into two separate meets this past weekend. Both teams competed in the UConn Northeast Challenge and the Friar Invitational; only the Northeast Challenge was scored. The women’s team saw two new personal bests and the men saw three new personal bests. For more on URI men’s track and field, check out Justin Theiault’s recap (page 11, For updates on the women’s track and field meets, visit Liam Fitzpatrick’s article (


On Friday, the URI rowing team competed against Boston University and Northeastern University on the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. The team competed in five events and finished last in all five with their closest result coming from the Second Varsity 8+ boat. For more details on the event, visit Nathan Robillard’s article (page 11,


Final 04/10: URI 4-1 Bryant

Final 04/13: GWU 4-1 URI

Final 04/14: URI 4-0 SJU

The Rams won their third straight at home against Byrant last Wednesday, and here the matches showcased the depth of URIs team. While the Rams didn’t get a win from their doubles and singles one players, they did get wins from their second and third doubles teams. They also got a win from first-year Steph Hylton, who plays fifth singles for the Rams.

Against George Washington University, the team only managed one win, which came from second-year Nikki Fernando. The next day, the Rams took on Saint Joseph’s University and bounced back, winning three single sets. The Rams then won two doubles matches, which clinched the match for the Rams. For more information on the weekend’s matches, visit Matt Dimech’s article (page 12,