FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 27, 2005

 

Christie Lotti Named ECAC Div. III Softball Player of the Week

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) was named the ECAC Div. III Softball Player of the Week for New England. Lotti was also named the Little East Conference Softball Player of the Week.

 

Lotti went 8-for-13 for a .615 average with one homer, two triples, seven runs scored and five RBI in a 4-0 week for the Anchorwomen. She went 6-for-8 with a homer, two triples, six runs scored and two RBI in RICís two-game sweep over UMass-Dartmouth on Apr. 21.

 

For the season, she has played in 31 games, starting 30 of them. She is batting a team-high .451 with a team-high 46 hits, 29 runs scored, 11 walks, 15 stolen bases, five triples and four home runs along with nine doubles and 15 RBI. Her four home runs are a new RIC record for a single season. Lotti owns a .755 slugging percentage, a .504 on base percentage and a .965 fielding percentage.

 

Lotti is a 2004 graduate of Waterford High School.

 

Head Coach Maria Morinís team is 20-12 overall and 9-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen had four doubleheaders scheduled last week, however two of them were postponed due to inclement weather. RIC went 4-0 on the week, taking two games from LEC rival UMass Dartmouth (5-0, 8-3) on Tuesday, Apr. 19, before going on the road and sweeping Westfield State (3-0, 6-0) on Thursday, Apr. 21. The Anchorwomen started this week off with a two-game sweep over LEC foe Western Connecticut (9-6, 8-2) on Tuesday, Apr. 26.

 

In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen are scheduled to play two more doubleheaders this week. The Anchorwomen will host LEC foe Plymouth State on Friday, Apr. 29 at 3:30 p.m., before hosting LEC rival Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Apr. 30 at 1 p.m.

 

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