Baseball

Jim Foster and Thorr Bjorn.

Jim Foster and Thorr Bjorn.

After its record-setting 2009 season, the baseball team was recognized as the Top-Ranked Division I Baseball Team in New England by the BoSox Club, the official booster club of the Boston Red Sox. Head coach Jim Foster and URI Director of Athletics Thorr Bjorn were presented with the award at the club’s annual Awards Luncheon on Oct. 2, 2009, at the Newton Marriott.

This past season, the Rams amassed a school-record of 37 victories, including wins over No. 8 Miami, No. 11 Oklahoma State, and No. 25 Ohio State. In defeating the eighth-ranked Hurricanes, URI became the first unranked team to hold Miami scoreless since 2001and the first to shut down the Hurricanes on their home field since 2004.