FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 25, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

Game One

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

R

H

E

Western Connecticut (21-12, 5-4)

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

 

 

2

8

1

Rhode Island College (25-7-1, 7-1-1)

3

0

0

1

2

0

-

 

 

6

6

0

 

Game Two

 

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2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

R

H

E

Western Connecticut (21-13, 5-5)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

7

0

Rhode Island College (26-7-1, 8-1-1)

0

0

0

0

0

1

-

 

 

1

6

1

 

RILEY SETS RIC RECORD AS ANCHORWOMEN SWEEP
Junior Pitcher Establishes New RIC Record For Single-Season Wins

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College has now won eight consecutive games and is unbeaten in its last 16 contests as the Anchorwomen took two games from Little East Conference rival Western Connecticut, 6-2 and 1-0, in collegiate softball action on Tuesday afternoon. RIC is two wins shy of tying the program record for wins (28) in a season with four regular season games remaining on the schedule.

 

In game one, the Anchorwomen scored three runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back on the way to a 6-2 victory. That would be all the run support RIC junior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) would need to record her 18th (18-2) win of the season. Riley, who has not lost since Mar. 17 and is the reigning Little East Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week, threw a complete game, allowing two runs on eight hits, while striking out six. The 18 wins is a new program record for victories in a season. Freshman designated player Justine Burgess (Uxbridge, MA) and Riley each had two-RBI singles to pace the Anchorwomen’s offense. Burgess and sophomore first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) each recorded two hits in the win. Western Connecticut sophomore pitcher Courtney Romyns (Newton, NJ) settled down after a rough first frame, allowing six hits in a losing effort (6-3).

 

Game two was a tight affair as the two LEC rivals played scoreless softball up to the fifth inning.  RIC senior center fielder Megan Ponte (Wakefield, RI) drew a walk and scored on senior second baseman Casie Lyons’ (Hudson, MA) RBI double. Burgess scattered seven hits and struck out three to earn her seventh win (7-5) and pick up her second collegiate shutout. Western Connecticut sophomore pitcher Christina Scordato (Hillsdale, NJ) took the loss (4-4).

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host LEC first place team Keene State on Thursday, Apr. 27 at 3:30 p.m.