FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 29, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

GAME ONE

 

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UMass Dartmouth (6-14, 2-9)

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0

0

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3

1

#13 Rhode Island College (31-4, 11-2)

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1

 

 

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5

0

 

GAME TWO

 

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UMass Dartmouth (6-15, 2-10)

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Rhode Island College (32-4, 12-2)

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8

11

1

 

ANCHORWOMEN CLINCH THIRD CONSECUTIVE
LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TITLE
RIC To Host 2007 Tourney Starting May 3

Providence, RI—Head Coach Maria Morin’s Rhode Island College softball team clinched the 2007 Little East Conference Softball Regular Season Championship for the third straight season in a doubleheader sweep of UMass Dartmouth on Sunday afternoon at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex. The Anchorwomen (32-4, 12-2) tied the program record for the most conference victories in a season (12, 2005) and earned the right host the 2007 Little East Conference Softball Tournament on May 3-6.

 

The Anchorwomen and the Corsairs (6-15, 2-10) played scoreless ball through the first six innings of game one, until RIC loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Junior third baseman Krystal Bilek (Fitchburg, MA) plated junior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) with a sacrifice fly to left field to notch the victory, 1-0. Senior starting pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) earned her 22nd (22-2) win of the season, firing a three-hit shutout to go along with seven strikeouts. UMass Dartmouth sophomore pitcher Amie Nickerson (Wrentham, MA) suffered her seventh (5-7) loss of the season, allowing just one unearned run on five hits to the high-powered Anchorwomen offense.

 

Rhode Island College found its groove in game two, tagging UMass Dartmouth freshman pitcher Liz Steele (Braintree, MA) for five runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings. Freshman center fielder Davia Spado (Schenectady, NY)) belted her first collegiate home run (1) with a leadoff solo shot to left field in the third inning. The Anchorwomen scored four runs in the fourth, highlighted by a Lotti two-RBI single to left field. The Corsairs turned to their sophomore catcher Kathleen L’Abbe (New Bedford, MA) to pitch in the fifth, but she couldn’t hold the Anchorwomen back. Freshman second baseman Mandy Shurgot (Woonsocket, RI) led off with an infield single and scored on a Bilek RBI triple. Freshman right fielder Amy Jackman (Toms River, NJ) doubled in Bilek, and with the bases loaded and one out, junior shortstop Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) plated Jackman with a bunt to end the game, 8-0. Freshman pitcher Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) upped her record to 5-0, striking out three, to earn her first collegiate shutout. Steele (1-8) took the loss for UMass Dartmouth.

 

 

 Seniors Kristyn Alexander and Nicole Riley, along with their families, were
honored prior to the start of the game as part of Senior Day.

 

-Complete box scores to follow-