FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 9, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

GAME ONE

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

R

H

E

Roger Williams (15-6)

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

0

1

3

Rhode Island College (17-2)

3

1

1

6

X

 

 

 

 

11

14

1

 

GAME TWO

 

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2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

R

H

E

Roger Williams (15-7)

1

0

3

0

0

0

2

 

 

6

10

3

Rhode Island College (18-2)

2

0

6

0

0

0

X

 

 

8

10

1

 

NICOLE RILEY BREAKS NCAA DIV. III RECORD WITH TWO WINS
Anchorwomen Improve to 18-2 and Increase Win Streak to 14

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) established a new NCAA Div. III softball record for consecutive wins, earning both victories, in the Anchorwomen’s sweep of intra-state rival Roger Williams on Monday afternoon.

 

Riley entered the first contest with a 35-game winning streak, having tied Janet Nagle’s (St. Thomas College, MN) previous mark in a 3-1 win over Curry College on Apr. 7. She earned her seventh shutout of the season with a one-hit, six-strikeout effort as RIC downed the Hawks, 11-0, in five innings.

 

The Anchorwomen jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first as junior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) singled and was sacrificed over to second by freshman right fielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA). Senior catcher Kristyn Alexander (East Wareham, MA) plated Lotti with an RBI single. Later in the frame, sophomore second baseman Justine Burgess (Uxbridge, MA) and freshman center fielder Jackie Dube (Barrington, NH) notched back-to-back RBI singles up the middle.

 

RIC tacked on runs in both the second and third innings before erupting for six runs in the fourth off of Roger Williams senior starting pitcher Laura McAbee (Fairfield, OH). McAbee was let down by her defense, which made three errors in the frame. She took the loss (7-2), allowing 10 runs, six of which were earned, on 13 hits in 3.2 innings of work. Freshman pitcher Cathy Sheerin (Wilmington, MA) came on in relief, but couldn’t stem the tide, allowing one unearned run in a third of an inning.

 

Game two was a wild affair as the Hawks scored four runs on seven hits against the tandem of RIC freshmen pitchers Jamie Sacco (Bellingham, MA) and Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) through the first 2.2 innings. Rhode Island College Head Coach Maria Morin called upon Riley to bail the Anchorwomen out of a two-out, two-on threat in the third, as she got Roger Williams freshman right fielder Kerry Burke (Old Saybrook, CT) to ground out to third.

 

The Anchorwomen came back with six runs in the bottom of the third, capitalizing on two Hawks’ miscues. Freshman shortstop Kelsey Souza (Braintree, MA) and Perrin each registered two-RBI singles. Roger Williams junior starting pitcher Kristin Foss (Concord, NH) took the loss (5-3), surrendering eight runs, three of which were earned, on eight hits in three innings of work.

 

Alexander went 4-for-6 with two RBI and one run scored, pulling her within one RBI of tying RIC all-time leader Michele Fanelli’s ’03 mark of 78. Perrin went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Lotti went 3-for-7 with four runs scored and three steals.

 

The Anchorwomen have won their last 14 games and 18 of their last 19. Riley has not lost since falling to Plattsburgh State, 7-0, on Mar. 17, 2006. She began her current win streak, ironically against Roger Williams on Mar. 23, 2006, in a 9-2 win. She is RIC’s all-time leader in victories with a 62-15 record and is currently 14-0 on the season.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Lasell for a doubleheader tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex.

 

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