FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 10, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

GAME ONE

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

R

H

E

Lasell (8-10)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

0

4

#18 Rhode Island College (19-2)

1

1

1

1

0

0

x

 

 

4

6

0

 

GAME TWO

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

R

H

E

Lasell (8-11)

0

0

2

0

0

 

 

 

 

2

6

3

#18 Rhode Island College  (20-2)

0

11

3

1

x

 

 

 

 

15

15

2

 

RILEY KEEPS STREAK ALIVE IN PERFECT GAME
Anchorwomen Take Two From Lasell

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) improved her NCAA Div. III softball winning streak to 38 games, firing her second career perfect game and third career no-hitter, to stay unbeaten with a 15-0 record as the Anchorwomen swept a doubleheader from Lasell at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Riley set down all 21 batters she faced in a game one, 4-0, victory. She struck out 13 Lasers, the second highest single-game total in her career. It was Riley’s second career perfect game and her first seven-inning gem. Her previous no-hitters came in 2006 and 2005 against UMass Boston, both of which were in five innings. Riley set down all 15 Beacons she faced to record her first perfect game on Apr. 16, 2005.

 

The Anchorwomen (20-2) scored one run in each of the first four innings off of Lasell freshman pitcher Nicole Slader (North Smithfield, RI). RIC junior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, two RBI, a homer (2) and a stolen base to pace the offense. Lotti led off the first with a walk, stole second and eventually scored on a wild pitch with what proved to be the game-winning run.

 

Lotti plated freshman designated player Stephanie Brown (Norton, MA) with an RBI single in the second and Brown plated junior third baseman Krystal Bilek (Fitchburg, MA) with an infield hit in the third. Lotti blasted her second home run of the season with a one-out solo shot in the fourth to round out the Anchorwomen’s scoring. Slader (4-4) allowed four runs, three of which were earned, on six hits, to go along with three strikeouts and four walks in six innings of work.

 

Rhode Island College stepped on the gas in game two, crushing the Lasers (8-11), 15-2.  An 11-run, nine-hit outburst by the Anchorwomen in the second inning sealed Lasell’s fate. Freshman second baseman Mandy Shurgot (Woonsocket, RI) went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI, while sophomore designated player Justine Burgess (Uxbridge, MA) went 1-for-2 with a bases-clearing three-run triple in the second frame. Five Anchorwomen notched multiple hits with freshman first baseman Cassie Taverna (Bedford, MA), junior catcher Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) and freshman right fielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA) each contributing two knocks. Freshman pitcher Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) earned her second win (2-0), allowing two runs on six hits, while striking out three. Lasell freshman pitcher Jaqueline Losseff (Pt. Pleasant, NJ) took the loss (4-5), allowing 11 runs, nine of which were earned, on nine hits in just two innings of action.

 

Head Coach Maria Morin’s team is currently 20-2 overall and has won their last 15 games. The Anchorwomen have not lost since returning from their spring trip.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Salve Regina on Thursday, Apr. 12 at 3:30 p.m.

  

  

  Senior pitcher Nicole Riley and senior catcher Kristyn Alexander
celebrate Riley's perfect game vs. Lasell on Apr. 10.

  

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