FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 31, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

GAME ONE

 

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Southern Maine (4-6, 0-1)

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0

0

0

0

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3

1

#21 Rhode Island College (11-2, 1-0)

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0

0

0

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4

 

 

 

8

10

0

 

GAME TWO

 

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Southern Maine (4-8, 0-2)

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6

1

#21 Rhode Island College (12-2, 2-0)

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4

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1

1

 

 

 

 

10

13

1

 

ALEXANDERíS SIX RBI HELPS RIC SWEEP SOUTHERN MAINE
Riley Stays Unbeaten With Game One Shutout

Providence, RIóRhode Island College won its seventh consecutive game and opened the Little East Conference schedule with two victories over Southern Maine in collegiate softball action at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex. The Anchorwomen won, 8-0, in six innings in the opener, then won game two, 10-2, to improve to 12-2 overall and 2-0 in league play. The Huskies fall to 4-8 overall and 0-2 in the LEC.

 

Rhode Island College senior starting pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) was masterful in game one, hurling a five-inning shutout, her fifth of the season, to improve to 9-0 on the season. She allowed just three hits, while striking out 10. Riley has won 32 consecutive games dating back to last spring and upped her school-record career victories total to 57 games.

 

RIC junior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) put the Anchorwomen on top early, tripling to lead off the game. Freshman right fielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA) plated Lotti the following at-bat to make the score 1-0. The Huskies put the first two runners on in both the second and third innings, but Riley stranded them, as she retired the final 14 batters she faced.

 

The Anchorwomen broke the game open in the fifth inning as sophomore designated player Justine Burgess (Uxbridge, MA) led off with a single, and with two-out, USM junior starting pitcher Kristina Grondin (Sanford, ME) hit Perrin. Senior catcher Kristyn Alexander (East Wareham, MA) belted a three-run homer (1), her first of the year, to clear the bases and give RIC a 4-0 advantage. RIC ended the game early, erupting for four additional runs in the home half of the sixth, capped by an Alexander RBI-single and a throwing error. Grondin took the loss (3-5).

 

Rhode Island College jumped all over Southern Maine freshman starting pitcher Danielle Potvin (Sabattus, ME) in the first inning of game two, tagging the rookie for four runs on five hits. Lotti and Perrin reached on a walk and single, respectively, and Alexander promptly doubled them home. Junior third baseman Krystal Bilek (Fitchburg, MA) doubled in Alexander and then scored on a Burgess RBI-single. Potvin was chased after just a third of an inning and gave way to sophomore Sarah Coonradt (Richmond, ME), who didnít fare much better. After getting out of the first, Coonradt was tagged for four runs on four hits in the second inning, capped by a two-RBI Burgess single. The Anchorwomen led 11-2 entering the bottom of the fifth, needing just one run to force the victory. Junior shortstop Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) singled, stole second and was plated on Lottiís RBI triple. Riley threw two scoreless innings before giving way to freshman pitcher Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY). Deveines picked up her first collegiate win (1-0), allowing two runs on four hits, while striking out three in three innings of work. Potvin took the loss (1-4) for USM.

 

Alexander was the offensive star for RIC, going 4-for-6 with six RBI, two runs scored, a double and a homer. Burgess went 4-for-5 with for four RBI, two runs scored and a double. Lotti went 4-for-6 with four runs scored, three RBI and two triples.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Bridgewater State on Tuesday, Apr. 3 at 3:30 p.m.

 

-Complete box score to follow-