FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 3, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

GAME ONE *

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

R

H

E

Eastern Connecticut (12-23, 7-6)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

2

1

Rhode Island College (22-13, 11-2)

3

0

0

0

0

1

X

 

 

4

7

1

 

GAME TWO

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

R

H

E

Eastern Connecticut (12-24, 7-7)

2

0

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

3

9

2

Rhode Island College (23-13, 12-2)

1

1

0

10

X

 

 

 

 

12

14

1

* Game One was originally played on Apr. 30, but was stopped in the top of the second inning due to rain.

 

RIC CLINCHES FIRST PLACE IN LITTLE EAST
Anchorwomen sweep ECSU to earn top spot for the first time

Providence, RIóRhode Island College claimed the 2005 Little East Conference Softball Regular Season Championship with a sweep over Eastern Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon. RIC improved its record to 23-13 overall and 12-2 in the Little East with the wins. It is the first-ever regular season title for the Anchorwomen who won a school-record 12 LEC games this spring. RIC will be the number one seed and host the 2005 Little East Conference Softball Tournament on May 5-8. With the losses, the Warriors fall to 12-24 overall and 7-7 in the conference.

 

RIC won the first tilt of the doubleheader, 4-0, in a game that was started on Apr. 30, but was halted in the top of the second inning due to inclement weather. Freshman catcher Jeanne Rosaís (Milford, CT) two-RBI double in the bottom of the first gave RIC a lead, which it never relinquished. Junior center fielder Megan Ponte (Wakefield, RI) homered in the bottom of the sixth. Both Ponte and Rosa went 2-for-3 in the win. Freshman pitcher Heidi Eichler (Madison, CT) hurled a two-hit, complete game shutout with six strikeouts to up her record to 11-7. ECSU junior pitcher Lindsay Savelle (Cheshire, CT) was saddled with the loss.

 

RIC didnít let up in game two. Despite trailing, 3-2, after three innings, the Anchorwomen exploded for ten runs in the bottom of the fourth to win the game, 12-3, in five innings. Ponte capped off a great day at the plate by going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and a triple. Freshman designated player Krystal Bilek (Fitchburg, MA) went 3-for-4 as well with three RBI, one run scored and a double. Freshman first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) went 1-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored and a home run. Sophomore pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) picked up her tenth win (10-5) going 4.1 innings with six Kís. ECSU sophomore third baseman Samantha Morrow (Tolland, CT) went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Savelle took the loss in game two as well, as her record dips to 7-14 on the season.

 

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