FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 29, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Salem, MA

 

GAME ONE

 

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#21 Rhode Island College (9-2)

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4

1

0

 

 

 

 

8

6

0

 Salem State (5-8)

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0

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0

1

3

 

GAME TWO

 

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#21 Rhode Island College (10-2)

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10

11

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 Salem State (5-9)

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0

0

0

0

0

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2

7

8

 

Anchormen Sweeps Salem State
Riley Raises Winning Streak to 31 games

Salem, MA— The Rhode Island College softball team won its fifth straight game this afternoon taking a pair from Salem State College in a non-conference doubleheader. Senior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) recorded a season-high 13 strikeouts and only surrendered one hit in five innings as the Anchorwomen shut out the Vikings, 8-0, in the opener. Rhode Island College used a well-balanced offensive attack as four players registered multiple hits in the nightcap as the visitors overpowered their hosts, 10-2. 

 

Riley, who did not allow a walk, struck out seven of the first 10 batters, and closed the game by fanning five of the last six she faced in the game one victory. Rhode Island College took control of the game early, scoring seven runs in the first three innings. Junior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) cracked the scoring column in the first frame, driving a triple to center field and scoring on an error by the center fielder. The Anchorwomen added a pair in the top of the second before delivering the knockout blow in the third with four runs. Sophomore Kelli McCartin (Cranston, RI) capped the stanza with an RBI sacrifice bunt, plating freshman second baseman Mandy Shurgot (Woonsocket, RI). Salem State starter Samantha Clark (Maynard, MA) pitched three innings, surrendering six hits, six earned runs, and pair of walks to take the loss.  

 

Rhode Island College jumped out to an early three-run advantage in the first frame of the second game, but Salem State responded with two runs in the bottom half to cut the deficit to one. The Anchorwomen sealed the contest with a five-run fourth inning to balloon their lead to 8-2. Lotti provided the thunder with a two-out, three-run homer to chase Vikings’ starter sophomore Katelyn Doherty (Lynnfield, MA). Doherty gave up nine hits, three earned runs, and a walk in 3.2 innings of work. Freshman pitcher Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) earned the victory in relief for starter classmate Jamie Sacco (Bellingham, MA). Deveines threw four innings and limited Salem State to three hits, while Sacco tossed the first three.

 

Rhode Island College returns to action at 1 p.m. on March 31, when the Anchorwomen host Southern Maine in the Little East Conference opener.

 

-Complete box score to follow-