FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

April 17, 2008

 

 

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE SOFTBALL
RANKED NO.1 IN NEW ENGLAND

 

 

 

Providence, RIóHead Coach Maria Morinís Rhode Island College softball team is currently ranked No. 1 in New England as of the latest NCAA Div. III regional poll. RIC is one of four Little East teams in the top eight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Anchorwomen are riding a 19-game winning streak, raising their overall record to 24-4, including an 18-0 mark against in-region teams. Morin has led her charges to doubleheader sweeps over No. 6 Wheaton (Mass.) and seventh-ranked Keene State. Rhode Island College has used a combination of senior leadership and youth during its current winning streak, which began on March 11. Freshman second baseman Amanda Perry (New Bedford, Mass.) paces the Anchorwomen attack, leading the squad in batting average (.613), triples (4), home runs (2) and RBI (27), while senior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, Conn.) ranks first in hits (38), doubles (8), stolen bases (15), and walks (8). Freshman starting pitcher Melanie Neece (Westfield, Mass.) posts an 11-0 record with a pair of saves in 15 appearances, allowing just 14 earned runs in 71.1 innings of work for a 1.37 earned run average. Rhode Island College schedule heats up over the next week as the Anchorwomen have doubleheaders against MASCAC leader Westfield State (Apr. 17) and the third-ranked Colonials (Apr. 22).

 

 

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