FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 14, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Boston, MA

 

GAME ONE

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

 

 

R

H

E

#17 Rhode Island College (21-2, 3-0)

2

0

12

0

5

 

 

 

 

19

11

1

UMass Boston (4-9, 0-5)

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

0

3

6

 

GAME TWO

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

R

H

E

#17 Rhode Island College (22-2, 4-0)

1

3

0

0

0

0

1

5

 

10

10

2

UMass Boston (4-10, 0-6)

0

0

3

0

0

0

2

0

 

5

10

2

 

ALEXANDER TIES RIC CAREER RBI MARK
IN SWEEP OF UMASS BOSTON
Riley Continues NCAA Record Streak

Boston, MA—Rhode Island College improved to 22-2 overall and 4-0 in the Little East Conference in a doubleheader sweep at UMass Boston on Saturday afternoon. The Anchorwomen have not lost since returning from their spring trip to Florida and upped their current win streak to 17 games. The Beacons fall to 4-10 overall and remain winless with an 0-6 conference mark.

 

Rhode Island College senior catcher Kristyn Alexander (East Wareham, MA) tied Michele Fanelli’s ‘03 all-time school record for career RBI (78) with a bases loaded, RBI walk in the top of the fifth inning of game one. Senior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) upped her NCAA Div. III softball record for consecutive wins to 40, picking up both victories. Riley improved her record to 17-0 on the season, firing a three-hit shutout in game one and came off the bench to earn a win in relief in game two.

 

The Anchorwomen hammered the Beacons, 19-0, in the first game. Riley struck out five Beacons in three innings of work. Seven different Anchorwomen registered at least one hit, with four players notching multiple knocks. Sophomore second baseman Justine Burgess (Uxbridge, MA) paced the attack by going 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored. Junior third baseman Krystal Bilek (Fitchburg, MA) went 1-for-2 with three RBI and three runs scored. Freshman designated player Mandy Shurgot (Woonsocket, RI) chipped in with a 2-for-3, two-RBI, two-runs scored performance.

 

The nightcap was a tight affair as Rhode Island College went up, 4-0, with one run in the first and three more in the second. UMass Boston responded with three runs of its own in the bottom of the third and threatened to end Riley’s streak in the seventh. The Beacons led off the inning with four straight hits to tie the game, 5-5, but Riley got out of a one-out, bases loaded jam, by getting two pop outs to force an extra session.

 

Rhode Island College scored five runs on three hits in the top of the eighth, paced by freshman first baseman Cassie Taverna’s (Bedford, MA) two-RBI double. Burgess chipped in with an RBI single and freshman center fielder Jackie Dube (Barrington, NH) belted a two-RBI double in the late game heroics. Burgess went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, while Dube went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored to lead RIC offensively.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday, Apr. 17 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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