FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 16, 2008

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE SOFTBALL FALLS,
1-0, TO TOP-SEEDED LOUISIANA COLLEGE AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Anchorwomen Held to One Hit in Opening Game Loss

Salem, Va.—Eighth-seeded Rhode Island College fell to top-seeded Louisiana College, 1-0, in game one of the 2008 NCAA Div. III Softball National Championship Round on Friday morning at the Moyer Sports Complex.

 

The Anchorwomen (36-8) will face fifth-seeded Wisconsin-Whitewater in an elimination contest tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.

 

RIC freshman starting pitcher Melanie Neece (Westfield, MA) (21-4) kept the Anchorwomen in the game, allowing just one run on five hits, while logging five strikeouts, in six innings. Louisiana College (43-5) sophomore pitcher McCaslin Carson (Monroe, LA) belted a one-out homer in the second inning for the game-winning run.

 

 

 Melanie Neece

 

Carson held the explosive RIC offense to just one hit in a complete game win (18-3), logging four strikeouts in seven innings. Freshman designated player Kayla Jandreau’s (Plainville, CT) infield single in the sixth was the Anchorwomen’s lone hit.

 

RIC threatened in the third, loading the bases with two outs, but Carson buckled down and got Jandreau out on a fielder’s choice, erasing senior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) at third.

 

 

 Seniors Krystal Bilek, Christie Lotti and Jeanne Rosa Accept the NCAA
First Round Champion Trophy

 

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