FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 27, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

GAME ONE

 

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Wheaton (6-7)

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#24 Rhode Island College (7-2)

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GAME TWO

 

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Wheaton (6-8)

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#24 Rhode Island College (8-2)

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NICOLE RILEY SETS RIC ALL-TIME WINS RECORD
Perrin Knocks in Decisive Runs as Anchorwomen Take Two From Wheaton

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) became the Anchorwomen’s all-time leader in career wins as RIC swept a doubleheader from Wheaton in collegiate softball action.

 

Riley entered this afternoon’s action tied with Kim Warrington ’04 with 53 career victories. Rhode Island College downed the Lyons, 3-1, in game one, and then again, 2-1, in game two, with Riley picking up both wins. She allowed two unearned runs on seven hits in 14 innings of work. She is currently 7-0 on the season with a microscopic 0.14 ERA. In 49.2 innings of work, Riley has allowed just four runs, only one of which is earned, to go along with 43 strikeouts and just six walks. She is currently riding a 30-game winning streak, having not lost since Mar. 17 of 2006. Riley is 55-15 in her career.

 

The Anchorwomen jumped out to a 1-0 lead in game one, as junior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) led off with a double and scored on a bunt by senior catcher Kristyn Alexander (East Wareham, MA). The Lyons responded in the top of the second with the equalizer. Senior first baseman Jessica DePolito (Taunton, MA) belted a one-out double and scored on a throwing error later in the frame. RIC scored what proved to be the game-winning run in the third on a RBI-single by freshman right fielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA). That would be all Riley would need as she allowed just two baserunners the remainder of the contest. The Anchorwomen added an insurance run in the sixth as freshman pinch-hitter Cassie Taverna (Bedford, MA) was credited with an RBI fielder’s choice in her first collegiate at-bat. Wheaton junior starting pitcher Jodi Moynagh (Worcester, MA) took the loss (2-3), allowing six hits, three runs, two of which were earned, over six innings.

 

Game two was a tight affair as both teams scored in the third inning. Wheaton jumped out to a 1-0 lead on senior shortstop Nicole Lachance’s (Rochester, NH) RBI triple. The Anchorwomen answered right back in the home half of the inning, as Alexander plated freshman shortstop Kelsey Souza (Braintree, MA) with an RBI single. RIC threatened in both the fifth and six innings, starting each frame with back-to-back singles, only to strand the runners. The Anchorwomen broke through in the bottom of the seventh as Lotti led off with a double to left field and scored on Perrin’s game-winning up-the-middle single. Wheaton freshman starting pitcher Andrea Bagley (Foxboro, MA) was the hard luck loser (3-2), allowing two runs, one of which was earned, and nine hits over six-plus innings.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play a doubleheader at Salem State on Thursday, Mar. 29 at 4 p.m.

 

-Complete box score to follow-