FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 22, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Softball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

ANCHORWOMEN WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT IN SWEEP OVER VIKINGS
RIC Pounds Out 19 Hits and 26 Runs in DH Victories

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College outscored Salem State, 26-5, in a doubleheader sweep over Salem State on Saturday afternoon at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex. The Anchorwomen decided both contests in just five innings, taking game one, 12-4, and the second tilt, 14-1. RIC has won its last five games and is now 10-4 on the season, while the Vikings fall to 5-7.

 

After falling behind, 1-0, in the first game, RIC exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the first off of Salem State junior pitcher Katelyn Doherty (Lynnfield, MA). Rhode Island College freshman third baseman Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) keyed the rally with two, two-RBI triples in the frame. The Vikings tried to prolong the contest with a run in the top half of the fifth, but sophomore right fielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA) ended the game early with a one-out RBI single. Sophomore starting pitcher Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) improved to 5-2, allowing just two earned runs, while striking out three. Doherty took the loss (2-2), surrendering 12 runs, nine of which were earned, on 11 hits in 4.1 innings. RIC freshman left fielder Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) bashed her first collegiate home run (1), with a two-run blast in the second.

 

The Anchorwomen wasted no time jumping on Salem State’s starting pitcher, freshman Krystal Coleman (Chelmsford, MA), tagging her for nine runs in the first two innings of the nightcap. RIC once again earned the win, 14-1, in just five innings as the offense was relentless. Jandreau added another two-RBI triple, while freshman pitcher Melanie Neece (Westfield, MA) earned her fifth (5-1) win of the season. She held the Vikings scoreless on just three hits, while striking out four in 4.0 innings of work.

 

On the day, Jandreau went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, six RBI and three triples, while Perry went 4-for-7 with four runs scored, four RBI and a homer.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Worcester State on Tuesday, Mar. 25 at 3 p.m.

 

 

Freshman Kayla Jandreau

 

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