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March 24, 2003

 

Rhode Island College Softball Update #1

(6-5 Overall; 0-0 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Maria Morinís Anchorwomen are 6-5 overall and have yet to see action in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen returned home from their Spring Break trip to California with a 3-5 record against very tough competition. RIC made itself right at home, winning all three of its contests last week. They opened with a 3-0 win over Johnson and Wales on Mar. 21 and followed it up by sweeping Salve Regina, 4-1, and 16-0 on Mar. 22.

 

Senior first baseman Michele Fanelli (Pembroke Pines, FL) has played in 11 games, starting all of them. She is batting .393 with four runs, 11 hits, three doubles and seven RBI.

 

Junior pitcher/designated player Kim Warrington (North Kingstown, RI) has appeared in ten games, starting eight of them. She is 5-3 with a 2.20 ERA, seven complete games, one shutout and 61 strikeouts in 63.2 innings. As a hitter, she has played in 11 games, starting all of them. She is batting .290 with four runs, nine hits, two doubles, one triple and five RBI.  Warrington tossed a no-hitter and struck out 11 batters in the 4-1 win over Salve Regina.

 

Sophomore pitcher/left fielder Casey Soares (Swansea, MA) has appeared in two games, starting both of them. She is 1-1 with a 0.00 ERA and five strikeouts in 6.1 innings pitched. As a hitter, she has played in eight games, starting all of them. She is batting .353 with five runs, six hits, one triple, two RBI and one stolen base.

 

Senior second basemen Caitlin Schimmel (Cumberland, RI) has played in 11 games, starting all of them. She is batting .250 with three runs, five hits, five RBI and one stolen base. Schimmel was 2-3 with an RBI in the 4-1 win over Salve Regina.

 

Junior center fielder Sue Gaber (Colchester, CT) has played in 11 games, starting all of them. She is batting .188 with three runs and three hits.

 

Senior shortstop Melanie Miller (Warwick, RI) has played in 11 games, starting all of them. She is batting .219 with six runs, seven hits, three RBI and one stolen base.

 

Sophomore catcher Rachael Caldwell (Richmond, RI) has played in 11 games, starting all of them. She is batting .172 with six runs, five hits and 18 RBI.

 

Sophomore infielder Amy Machado (Newport, RI) has played in seven games, starting all of them. She is batting .211 with three runs, four hits and one stolen base.

 

Sophomore infielder Aimee Reed (Pawcatuck, CT) has played in five games, starting one of them.

 

Junior outfielder Hollie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) has played in five games, starting two of them. She is batting .571 with four runs, four hits, four RBI and one stolen base. She was 2-3 with four RBI in the 16-0 win over Salve Regina.

 

Freshman outfielder Katie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) has played in six games, starting five of them. She is batting .333 with two runs, four hits and one RBI. Benevides was 3-3 in the 16-0 win over Salve Regina.

 

Freshman infielder Ashley Brooks (Hamden, CT) has played in ten games, starting eight of them. She is batting .318 with four runs, seven hits and three RBI. She was 5-7 in the doubleheader sweep of Salve Regina, knocking in three runs.

 

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

 

Freshman outfielder Megan Ponte (South Kingstown, RI) has played in seven games, starting all of them. She is batting .200 with two runs, three hits, three RBI and three stolen bases.

 

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 play at Coast Guard on Tuesday, Mar. 25, Roger Williams on Thursday, Mar. 27 and host Southern Maine on Saturday, Mar. 29.


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