FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

April 7, 2008

 

 

 

MELANIE NEECE NAMED LITTLE EAST
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

 

 

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman pitcher Melanie Neece (Westfield, MA) was named the Little East Conference Softball Rookie of the Week for her performance in two games last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In two appearances, Neece led the Anchorwomen to a 2-0 mark and extended their consecutive win streak to 11 games. She recorded a complete game shutout, 4-0, against Bridgewater State on Apr. 1, throwing seven scoreless innings and scattering three hits. She came in relief in the nightcap against the Bears to pick up the victory, 5-4, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out six as the Anchorwomen earned a come-from-behind win.

 

 

On the season, she has appeared in 14 games, starting eight of them. Neece is 9-1 with a 1.92 earned run average and 50 strikeouts in 62 innings of work.

 

Head Coach Maria Morinís team is currently 16-4 overall and 2-0 in the Little East Conference. In upcoming action, RIC will play at Roger Williams on Thursday, Apr. 10.

 

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