FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 3, 2007

 

2007 Little East Conference Softball Tournament
 Score Report

Providence, RI

 

GAME ONE

 

   

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#6 Plymouth State (13-19)

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#1 Rhode Island College (33-4)

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ANCHORWOMEN ADVANCE BEHIND RILEY’S 13 K’s
RIC To Play at 10 a.m. on Friday

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) struck out 13 batters en route to her 23rd (23-2) win and 11th shutout of the season in the Anchorwomen’s, 2-0, win over sixth-seeded Plymouth State in game one of the 2007 Little East Conference Softball Tournament at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex.

 

Top-seeded RIC will face the loser of third-seeded Western Connecticut and fourth-seeded Eastern Connecticut (2 p.m. today) on Thursday, May 4 at 10 a.m. The Panthers will face the loser of second-seeded Keene State and fifth-seeded Southern Maine (Noon) at 4 p.m. today.

 

Plymouth State freshman starting pitcher Kat Roland (Norton, MA) kept the Anchorwomen off the board until the fourth inning. Senior catcher Kristyn Alexander (East Wareham, MA) led off with a double and was lifted for freshman pinch runner Robyn Zemienieski (Old Saybrook, CT). Senior third baseman Krystal Bilek (Fitchburg, MA) laid down a sacrifice bunt that was misplayed by junior first baseman Danielle Normand (Rumford, RI), allowing Bilek to reach safely and Zemienieski to advance to third. A wild pitch, while freshman designated player Mandy Shurgot (Woonsocket, RI) was at bat, allowed Zemienieski to score with what proved to be the game-winning run.

 

The Anchorwomen tacked on an insurance run in the fifth as freshman center fielder Jackie Dube (Barrington, NH) was hit by a pitch to start the frame. With one out, junior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) hit a deep fly ball to left field that was dropped by Plymouth State sophomore Leanne Barry (Auburn, NH), allowing Dube to score all the way from first.

 

That would be all the offense Riley would need to lift the Anchorwomen to victory. Roland suffers her 10th loss (6-10), allowing two runs, one of which was earned, on two hits to go along with two strikeouts.

 

-Complete box score to follow-