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April 6, 2011

 

SOFTBALL SWEEPS WILDCATS
Win Streak Up to 13

East Providence, R.I.-Junior third baseman Cristina Bailey (Londonderry, NH) went 4-for-6 with two runs scored, a double and one RBI, while senior center fielder Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) knocked in four, as the Rhode Island College softball team swept a doubleheader (8-0, 4-1) from Johnson & Wales at Pierce Field.

 

Sophomore Emily Johnson (West Kingston, RI) improved to 7-2 and senior Amanda Berard (Swansea, MA) picked up the save (5) with the game one win, while junior Kyla Puccini (North Dighton, MA) earned her third victory (3-1) in the nightcap.

 

 

 Junior third baseman Cristina Bailey

 

 The Anchorwomen (13-3) have won 13 straight games since starting the year 0-3. Johnson & Wales falls to 7-12 in the losses.

 

After scoring one run in the first inning, a three-run third frame helped the Anchorwomen put away game one as senior catcher Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) notched an RBI double, Perry stole home and senior designated player Laura DeNoncour (Johnston, RI) singled in another run.

 

The Anchorwomen plated four in the top of the seventh as Perry doubled in a pair, Bailey singled in a run and freshman pinch hitter Maria Darling (Ansonia, CT) knocked in another with a pinch hit RBI single.

 

Johnson allowed just one hit and struck out two in four innings of work. Berard breezed through the final three frames, allowing just two hits to go along with three strikeouts to sew up the win.

 

In game two, RIC once again took a 1-0 lead in the first as Jandreau singled and later manufactured a run after a sacrifice bunt. RIC plated three in the third, paced by an RBI single by sophomore second baseman Marisa Jandreau (Plainville, CT) and an RBI ground out by Perry.

 

 Puccini allowed a mere four hits in four shutout innings of work before giving away to Berard. Berard allowed one run on three hits over the final three frames.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host a doubleheader against Roger Williams tomorrow afternoon beginning at 4 p.m.

 

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