May 29, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Neil McCarthy had three hits and four runs
batted in and Angelo Ciminiello added a grand slam as second-seeded
Providence ripped the fourth-seeded Citadel Bulldogs 12-1 in an elimination
game of the NCAA Division I Baseball Regional at Tallahassee on Saturday.
McCarthy staked the Friars (48-15) to a 3-0 lead in the top of the
first with his 16th home run of the season. Providence added two more runs
in the second and scored six in the fourth.
Ciminiello’s grand slam, his 14th home run of the year, gave him
the school record for career RBI with 163.
“What happened today is indicative of how we play,” said Providence
head coach Charlie Hickey. “We jumped out on top early by being aggressive
at the plate. Then our pitching and defense was solid.”
Friar starter Andrew Scott (7-2) scattered eight hits over eight
innings and allowed just one run to pick up the win. The Citadel ace Brian
Wiley lasted just 1.1 innings and gave up five runs to fall to 9-3.
The Friars will play the loser of this afternoon’s Florida
State-Jacksonville game in another elimination contest at 7:00 p.m. tonight.
The Citadel ended its season at 41-20.