Rams Travel to Dayton for A-10 Weekend Series

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

Friday, May 11 — 3:00 PM
Coverage: Live Stats

URI - RHP Matt Murphy (4-3, 2.56 ERA)
UD - RHP Austin Cline (3-7, 6.89 ERA) 

Saturday, May 12— 1:00 PM
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URI - LHP Tyler Wilson (3-6, 3.36 ERA)
UD - RHP Tyler Jones (3-3, 6.08 ERA) 

Sunday, May 13— 12:00 PM
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URI - RHP Taso Stathopoulos (4-1, 1.76 ERA)
UD - RHP Aaron Ernst (2-4, 5.31 ERA) 

Rhode Island (19-25, 9-9 A-10)

  • URI enters the weekend with an 11-game winning streak, the third-longest active win streak in the nation. Only Purdue (13) and Baylor (12) are hotter than the Rams right now.
  • Freshman Jackson Coutts continues to lead Rhode Island with a .317 batting average. He has reached base in each of the team's last 29 games.
  • Junior Kevin Heiss has driven in a team-best 16 runs this season. He also leads the Rams in runs scored, with 19.
  • Senior Jordan Powell leads the team in both hits (45) and stolen bases (17).
  • Redshirt senior starter Taso Stathopoulos continues to be dominant on the mound, allowing just one hit over six scoreless innings last weekend against La Salle.
  • In relief, senior Nick Johnson has been lights out over his 23.1 innings pitched this season. He owns a 1.16 ERA and has thrown 16.1 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to March 17. 

Dayton (16-29, 6-12 A-10)

  • The Flyers are coming off a weekend series loss at Fordham, where they won the opener (4-1) but lost on both Saturday (10-3) and Sunday (3-1).
  • Dayton responded with a pair of midweek wins over Bowling Green (14-5) and Eastern Michigan (9-4).
  • Connor Echols leads the Flyers with a .293 batting average while Brandon Smith is the team leader in RBI (32), home runs (8), slugging percentage (.497) and walks (27).
  • Friday starter Austin Cline leads the way for the Flyers with 62.2 innings pitched over 16 appearances, including 11 starts. He is 1-0 with a 6.89 ERA and 62 strikeouts.
  • Josh Nixon has recorded a team-best four saves, but owns an 8.27 ERA and a 1-4 record.