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April 10, 2008

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE SWEEPS HAWKS
Neece Earns Two More Wins as Win Streak Reaches 13 Games

 

Bristol, RIóThe Rhode Island College softball team swept a doubleheader from Roger Williams on Thursday afternoon, taking both contests in five innings. Freshman pitcher Melanie Neece (Westfield, MA) earned both wins, as the Anchorwomen won game one, 10-1, and took the nightcap, 19-8.

 

Neece hurled four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and racking up six strikeouts in game one. She came on in relief in game two, surrendering three runs on seven hits, to earn her 11th win (11-1) of the season.

 

RIC freshman second baseman Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) went 2-for-3 with three RBI, while sophomore designated player Cassy Taverna (Bedford, MA) went 2-for-2 with one RBI, in game one.

 

The top of the order dominated game two, going a combined 9-for-12 with eight RBI and nine runs scored. Senior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) went 4-for-5 with four runs scored. Perry went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored, while senior third baseman Krystal Bilek (Fitchburg, MA) went 2-for-3 with a game-high four RBI, three runs scored and a home run (1). Six Anchorwomen recorded multiple-hit performances in the win.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Little East Conference rival UMass Boston on Friday, Apr. 11 at 3:30 p.m.

 

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