FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 17, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

GAME ONE

 

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2

3

4

5

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7

 

 

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H

E

Southern Maine (13-11-1, 2-3)

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

1

4

0

Rhode Island College (13-12, 4-1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

5

0

 

GAME TWO

 

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8

 

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E

Southern Maine (13-12-1, 2-4)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

0

2

1

Rhode Island College (14-12, 5-1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

1

5

1

 

 

RIC Splits With Southern Maine
Pitching Dominates LEC Doubleheader Between
Huskies and Anchorwomen

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College’s four-game Little East Conference winning streak came to a halt in game one, dropping a 1-0 decision to the visiting Southern Maine Huskies. However, the Anchorwomen rebounded to split the double-dip, taking game two, 1-0, in eight innings on Sunday afternoon.

 

The Huskies got their lone run in game one in the first inning off of RIC freshman pitcher Heidi Eichler (Madison, CT) when Southern Maine junior first baseman Catrina Riitano (Sangerville, ME) drove in sophomore left fielder Danica Martin (Bridgton, ME) with an RBI single. The Anchorwomen couldn’t provide any offensive support for Eichler, who threw a complete game, giving up only four hits and one earned run while striking out ten. RIC senior third baseman Amy Machado (Newport, RI) led the Anchorwomen’s offense in game one, going two-for-three. Southern Maine senior pitcher Melissa Henderson (Newburyport, MA) tossed a complete game gem, giving up only five hits, while striking out 12, for her ninth win (9-6) of the season. Eichler took the loss, falling to 7-7 on the season.

 

The Anchorwomen and the Huskies both had solid pitching performances in game two, however, it was RIC who edged the Huskies with a, 1-0, victory in eight innings. RIC sophomore pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) struck out nine batters in eight innings, and gave up only two hits to earn her sixth win (6-4) of the season. RIC freshman first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a triple to right field, and scored the game-winning run on a passed ball with one out, capping a 2-for-4 game at the plate.

 Henderson (9-7) paced the Huskies again in game two, giving up one unearned run on five hits in 7 and a third innings, while striking out nine in the losing effort.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Little East Conference foe UMass Dartmouth in a doubleheader on Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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