FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 7, 2009

 

SOFTBALL RAISES WIN STREAK TO
14 GAMES IN SWEEP OF WILDCATS

Providence, RI-Rhode Island College swept a doubleheader from Johnson & Wales, taking game one, 5-1, and the nightcap, 10-0, to raise its record to 20-2 overall in collegiate softball action on Tuesday afternoon. The Anchorwomen have won their last 14 games and have not lost since returning from their spring trip to Florida.

 

In the opener, RIC got on the board first when sophomore second baseman Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) hit a triple and scored on an RBI single by classmate catcher Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT).  Johnson & Wales responded in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly by senior Kirsten Griffiths (North Haven, CT), tying the game at 1-1.  The visiting Anchorwomen led 2-1 heading into the top of the seventh before tallying three runs, including an RBI single by sophomore designated player Laura Kostenblatt (Keene, NH), en route to the 5-1 victory. 

 

 Perry was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Jandreau went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the win for RIC.  JWU was led by freshman Holliann Barry (Newburgh, NY) who went 1-for-3 with a run scored.  Sophomore Melanie Neece (Westfield, MA) picked up the win for RIC, allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts in five innings of work.

 

 RIC took the early 3-0 lead in game two after three innings and never looked back, cruising to the 10-0 victory.  Jandreau was 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI in the win, while Perry was 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.  Griffiths was 1-for-2 in the loss for the Wildcats.  Junior Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) notched the victory for the Anchormen, allowing just one hit in five innings of work.

 

The Wildcats fall to 2-21 on the season.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play six games in three days, starting with a doubleheader at home vs. Roger Williams on Thursday afternoon.

 

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