FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 7, 2007

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE’S NICOLE RILEY TIES NCAA DIV. III RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE WINS

 

Milton, MARhode Island College senior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) tied the NCAA Div. III softball record for the most consecutive wins, notching her 35th straight victory, in the Anchorwomen’s, 3-1, win over Curry on Thursday afternoon. The 35 wins ties the record established by Janet Nagle from St. Thomas (Minn.) in 2006.

 

Riley helped RIC to the victory, allowing just four hits and one run, on a solo home run, to go along with eight strikeouts.

 

Riley last lost, 7-0, to Plattsburgh State on Mar. 17. 2006 during the Anchorwomen’s spring trip to Florida to see her record dip to 3-2 at the time. She powered RIC to a 9-2 victory at Roger Williams in her next outing on Mar. 23, 2006 and did not lose the remainder of the season to finish with a 26-2 overall record.

 

Riley is currently 12-0 on the season with a 0.18 ERA and 87 strikeouts. She has allowed just five runs, only two of which are earned, in 79.1 inning pitched. She is Rhode Island College’s all-time career wins leader, posting a 60-15 record.

 

Head Coach Maria Morin’s team is 16-2 overall, 2-0 in the Little East Conference and ranked 18th nationally in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Weekly Div. III Poll.

 

Riley will have a chance to break the record when Rhode Island College hosts Roger Williams on Monday, Apr. 9 at 4 p.m.

 

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