FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 4, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

Game One

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

R

H

E

Bridgewater State (6-13)

0

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

1

2

4

Rhode Island College (11-6)

2

1

1

4

1

 

 

 

 

9

12

2

 

Game Two

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

R

H

E

Bridgewater State (7-13)

0

0

0

0

11

 

 

 

 

11

11

2

Rhode Island College (11-7)

1

0

0

0

1

 

 

 

 

2

6

4

 

ANCHORWOMEN SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER WITH BEARS
11-Run Explosion in Game Two Costs RIC a Sweep

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College split a doubleheader with Bridgewater State College in the Anchorwomen’s home opener on Tuesday afternoon. The two clubs exchanged mercy-run victories on the day with RIC winning game one, 9-1, and the Bears storming back in game two, 11-2.

 

The Anchorwomen plated nine runs and hammered out 12 hits through five innings of the first contest. Junior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) picked up her eighth win (8-2), allowing just two hits, while striking out six. Riley has not allowed an earned run in her last five outings. Junior catcher Kristyn Alexander (East Wareham, MA) led RIC offensively by going 2-for-3 with two, two-RBI doubles. Senior right fielder Andree Sitnik (Lincoln, RI) went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, while sophomore first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI. Bridgewater State senior starting pitcher Katie Tauber (Carver, MA) was saddled with the loss (3-5).

 

Things were going well for Rhode Island College in game two as well. Senior left fielder Katie Benevides (North Dighton, MA) singled and scored in the bottom of the first inning. Freshman pitcher Justine Burgess (Uxbridge, MA) was cruising along until the fifth inning when disaster struck. Bridgewater State scored 11 runs, of which only five were earned, on eight hits, while RIC committed four errors. The Anchorwomen scored once in the bottom of the fifth, but Bears’ sophomore pitcher Stephanie Pierce (Worcester, MA) slammed the door for good. Pierce (3-6) did not allow an earned run and struck our four to pick up the victory. Burgess (4-4) took the loss for the Anchorwomen. BSC freshman center fielder Allie LeBlanc (Somerset, MA) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while freshman shortstop Rachael Sprague (Duxbury, MA) went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host a doubleheader against Curry on Thursday, Apr. 6 at 3:30 p.m.