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April 12, 2004

 

Nicole Riley Earns Little East Conference
Softball Rookie of the Week Honors

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) was named the Little East Conference Softball Rookie of the Week for her performance last week.

 

In three starts on the mound, Riley was a perfect 3-0, surrendering just one run in the three complete-game victories. At the plate, she was 5-7, including a 2-3 performance with a run scored and an RBI in the victory over UMass-Boston.  On the season, Riley has appeared in 13 games, starting 11 of them. She is batting a team-best .400 with 12 hits, one double, one triple, one walk, four runs scored and five RBI. Riley owns a .500 slugging percentage, a team-high .419 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage. On the mound, Riley has appeared in 13 games, starting 11 of them. She owns a 7-4 record with a 1.52 ERA. In 64.2 innings pitched, she has struck out 63 batters. Riley has won her last four decisions on the mound.

 

She is a secondary education major and a 2003 graduate of North Providence High School.

 

Head Coach Maria Morinís team is currently 14-8 overall and 3-1 in the Little East Conference. RIC has currently six consecutive games and will be back in action this week as it will be on the road for three LEC doubleheaders. The Anchorwomen will first travel to UMass-Dartmouth on Tuesday, Apr. 13, then to Plymouth State on Saturday, Apr. 17 and finally Southern Maine on Sunday, Apr. 18.

 

Just a reminder, you can listen to selected RIC home softball games live and follow along with live game stats of all games on the world-wide-web by logging on to www.ric.edu/athletics and clicking on the listen live link.

 

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