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March 31, 2003

 

Rhode Island College Softball Update #2

(9-7 Overall; 1-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Maria Morinís Anchorwomen are 9-7 overall and 1-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen fell to Coast Guard, 4-1, on Mar. 25 before sweeping Roger Williams, 2-1, and 5-3 on Mar. 27. RIC opened conference play by splitting a doubleheader with Southern Maine, winning the first game 4-3, and dropping the second game 2-0, on Mar. 29.

 

Senior first baseman Michele Fanelli (Pembroke Pines, FL) has played in 15 games, starting all of them. She is batting .342 with five runs, 13 hits, four doubles and eight RBI.

 

Junior pitcher/designated player Kim Warrington (North Kingstown, RI) has appeared in 14 games, starting 12 of them. She is 7-4 with a 2.16 ERA, ten complete games, one shutout and 85 strikeouts in 87.1 innings. As a hitter, she has played in 15 games, starting all of them. She is batting .256 with seven runs, 11 hits, two doubles, one triple and five RBI. 

 

Sophomore pitcher/left fielder Casey Soares (Swansea, MA) has appeared in four games, starting three of them. She is 2-2 with a 0.45 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 15.2 innings pitched. As a hitter, she has played in 13 games, starting all of them. She is batting .281 with five runs, nine hits, one double and one triple, three RBI and one stolen base.

 

Senior second basemen Caitlin Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) has played in 16 games, starting all of them. She is batting .214 with four runs, six hits, five RBI and one stolen base.

 

Junior center fielder Sue Gaber (Colchester, CT) has played in 16 games, starting all of them. She is batting .259 with four runs, seven hits and two RBI. Gaberís two-run single vs. Southern Maine tied the game in the sixth inning.

 

Senior shortstop Melanie Miller (Warwick, RI) has played in 16 games, starting all of them. She is batting .217 with eight runs, ten hits, four RBI and one stolen base.

 

Sophomore catcher Rachael Caldwell (Richmond, RI) has played in 14 games, starting all of them. She is batting .237 with six runs, nine hits and one RBI.

 

Sophomore infielder Amy Machado (Newport, RI) has played in 12 games, starting all of them. She is batting .294 with five runs, ten hits, one RBI and one stolen base.

 

Sophomore infielder Aimee Reed (Pawcatuck, CT) has played in seven games, starting three of them. She is batting .182 with two hits and one RBI.

 

Junior outfielder Hollie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) has played in nine games, starting four of them. She is batting .545 with five runs, six hits, four RBI and one stolen base.

 

Freshman outfielder Katie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) has played in nine games, starting seven of them. She is batting .278 with three runs, five hits and one RBI.

 

Freshman infielder Ashley Brooks (Hamden, CT) has played in 13 games, starting nine of them. She is batting .269 with five runs, seven hits and three RBI.

 

Freshman outfielder Andree Sitnik (Lincoln, RI) has played in nine games, starting one of them. She is batting .100, has one hit, has scored one run and has one stolen base on the season.

 

Freshman outfielder Megan Ponte (South Kingstown, RI) has played in ten games, starting nine of them. She is batting .174 with two runs, four hits, four RBI and three stolen bases. Ponte knocked in the winning run vs. Southern Maine on a fielderís choice.

 

Freshman outfielder Casie Lyons (Hudson, MA) has played four games, starting two of them. She has scored one run on the season.

 

Freshman pitcher Laura Papa (Coventry, RI) has appeared in three games, starting one of them. She is 0-1 with a 21.00 ERA and two strikeouts in 1.1 innings pitches.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Babson on Apr. 1, play at Worcester State on Apr. 2 and at LEC rival Keene State on Apr. 5.

 

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