FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 21, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

GAME ONE

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

 

 

R

H

E

Bates (0-5)

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

0

4

2

Rhode Island College (7-4)

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3

0

0

2

2

 

 

 

 

8

11

1

 

GAME TWO

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2

3

4

5

6

7

 

 

 

R

H

E

Bates (0-6)

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

 

 

 

3

6

5

Rhode Island College (8-4)

0

0

2

1

2

5

X

 

 

 

10

11

0

 

RIC TAKES TWO FROM BOBCATS
Lotti Goes 5-For-9 and Scores Four as RIC Rolls Over Bates

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College swept a doubleheader from Bates to improve to 8-4 on the season on a cold and windy afternoon at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex on Friday. The Bobcats remain winless with a 0-6 mark.

 

RIC senior Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) was a one-woman wrecking crew, going 5-for-9 with four runs scored, three RBI, four stolen bases and a double in the wins.

 

The Anchorwomen jumped out to a commanding, 4-0, lead in game one through the first two innings. Lotti recorded an RBI single, and later scored on a wild pitch, while freshman second baseman Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) also plated a run with a single as part of a three-run second frame.

 

RIC freshman designated hitter Laura DeNoncour (Johnston, RI) blasted her first collegiate home run (1) with a drive over the left field fence in the fifth inning and the Anchorwomen ended the contest early in the sixth on Lotti’s two-RBI double.

 

Sophomore pitcher Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) picked up her fourth win (4-2), hurling 4.1 innings, scattering just three hits, before giving way to freshman Melanie Neece (Westfield, MA) to close out the game. Neece allowed just one hit, while striking out two, to preserve the shutout victory. Bates freshman pitcher Sarah Cullen (Dover, MA) took the loss (0-2), allowing six runs, five of which were earned, on seven hits through 5.0 innings of work.

 

Game two started out as a closely contested game, with the Bobcats taking an early, 1-0, lead on junior first baseman Val Beckwith’s (Woburn, MA) RBI single off of Neece in the third inning.

 

The lead was short-lived as the Anchorwomen quickly regained the advantage, 2-1, in the bottom of the frame. Lotti scored on an error after leading off with a single, while freshman left fielder Donielle Mattoon (Coventry, RI) knocked in the go-ahead run with a single of her own.

 

Bates wasted little time in tying the game up, 2-2, as junior third baseman Stacia Saniuk (Sharon, MA) led off with an opposite field homer (1) to right field to start the fourth. The Anchorwomen took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth on a sophomore shortstop Kelsey Souza (Braintree, MA) two-RBI single to left field.

 

RIC added five runs in its final at-bat, pounding out five hits and capitalizing on two Bobcat errors. Souza, who posted a 2-for-3, three-RBI performance in the game, logged an RBI single in the frame. Neece earned her fourth (4-1) win, allowing three runs on six hits, while striking out seven. Bates freshman starting pitcher Heather Dwan (Litchfield, CT) took the loss (0-2), allowing five runs on six hits, while striking out two.

 

In addition to Lotti, Perry had a solid pair of games, going a combined 4-for-5 with two RBI, one run scored and a double.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Salem State for a doubleheader tomorrow afternoon beginning at noon.

 

 

Senior Christie Lotti

 

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