KEENE, N.H. – Anthony D’Alfonso’s three-run home run capped a four-run, eighth-inning rally Wednesday that carried the University of Southern Maine to a 6-5 victory over Rhode Island College in the first round of the Little East Conference tournament.
The third-seeded Huskies won their seventh straight and face No. 2 Eastern Connecticut today at 3 p.m.
USM’s big inning began when Ryan Pike hit a solo homer. One out later, Andrew Stacy singled and Collin Henry walked to set up D’Alfonso’s blast. Tim Therrian earned the win with three innings of one-run relief.
D’Alfonso added a double for USM, while B.J. Doyon and Tim Schabowski had three singles each for the Anchormen.
R.I. College (24-14) 001 003 100 – 5 10 1
So. Maine (30-10) 000 200 04x – 6 7 4
Thibault, Fama (8) and Amorin; Ross, Therrian (6), Burleson (9) and Berthiaume