FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

April 20, 2004 

 

Kristyn Alexander Earns Little East Conference
Softball Rookie of the Week Honors

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman designated player Kristyn Alexander (East Wareham, MA) was named the Little East Conference Softball Rookie of the Week for her performance last week. She is the second Anchorwoman to earn the honor in as many weeks. Freshman pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) earned Rookie of the Week accolades last week.

 

In 20 trips to the plate last week, Alexander collected nine hits for a .450 average, with two runs scored and seven RBI. She drove in both game-winning runs during a sweep of Southern Maine on Apr. 18. In game one, Alexander stroked a bases-loaded single in the top of the 11th and followed that up by hitting a two-run double in the first inning of game two. In a doubleheader sweep of UMass-Dartmouth on Apr. 15, she went 6-7 with two runs scored and four RBI. On the season, Alexander has played in 28 games, starting all of them. She is batting a team-best .376 with a team-best 35 hits and 19 RBI. Alexander also has two doubles, nine runs scored, a .419 slugging percentage, a .388 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage. 

 

She is a special education major with a minor in physical education and a 2003 graduate of Wareham High School. 

 

Head Coach Maria Morinís team is currently 19-9 overall and 8-2 in the Little East Conference. RIC has won 13 of its last 14 contests and was ranked first in New England last week. The Anchorwomen will play three doubleheaders this week. First they host Western Connecticut on Tuesday, Apr. 20, then Westfield State on Thursday, Apr. 22 before traveling to face Eastern Connecticut 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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