FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 19, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

Game One

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

R

H

E

Coast Guard (17-16)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

3

2

Rhode Island College (19-7-1)

4

0

0

0

0

1

-

 

 

5

10

0

 

Game Two

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

R

H

E

Coast Guard (17-17)

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

 

2

7

1

Rhode Island College (20-7-1)

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

3

8

0

 

ANCHORWOMEN TAKE TWO FROM COAST GUARD
RIC Notches 20 Wins for the Eighth Consecutive Season

Providence, RIóRhode Island College swept a doubleheader from Coast Guard in collegiate softball action on Wednesday afternoon. RIC is unbeaten in its last ten games and is now 20-7-1 on the season. The Anchorwomen have now won 20 or more games in each of the last eight seasons. The Bears fall to 17-17 in the loss.

 

The Anchorwomen scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 5-0 win in game one. Junior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) cruised to her 14th win, firing a three-hitter with five strikeouts. Senior right fielder Andree Sitnik (Lincoln, RI) hit a bases loaded-clearing double in the bottom of the first inning to give the Anchorwomen a lead they would never relinquish. Coast Guard freshman pitcher Katie Murray (Bloomfield Hills, MI) took the loss (3-5), allowing five runs over six innings of work.

 

Game two went back and forth as RIC took an early, 2-0, lead after two innings. The Bears came back with runs in the top of the third and sixth to tie the contest. The game went into the eighth inning until RIC junior designated player Kristyn Alexander (East Wareham, MA) knocked in the game-winning run with a shot down the left field line that ricocheted off of Coast Guard sophomore third baseman Erin Cullen (Dublin, OH) and plated sophomore first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT). Riley came on in relief of freshman starting pitcher Justine Burgess (Uxbridge, MA) and earned her 15th win (15-2). Alexander was 3-for-4 with two RBI in the win. Coast Guard junior pitcher Colleen Perry (Norwalk, CT) went the distance and took the loss (16-10).

 

Riley, the reigning Little East Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week, has not lost since Mar. 17, a span of 14 appearances.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Westfield State College on Thursday, Apr. 20 at 3:30 p.m.