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August 29, 2013

 

 

 

2013 Rhode Island College
Softball Season Summary

(23-23 Overall; 8-6 in the Little East)

 

Providence, R.I.-First-year Head Coach Nicole Rileyís team finished the 2013 season with a 23-23 overall record and an 8-6 (third place tie) mark in the Little East Conference

 

 

 

After dropping the opening game of the 2013 Little East Conference Softball Tournament to second-seeded Plymouth State, 6-4, on May 2, the fifth-seeded Anchorwomen bounced back with a 2-0 win over UMass Boston that same afternoon, and a 9-1 thrashing of Plymouth State in just five innings on May 3 to advance to the final day of the LEC Tournament.

 

 

 

Rhode Island College opened with a 2-1 victory to eliminate top-seeded Eastern Connecticut May 4 to move on to the championship round of the Little East Tournament and followed that feat by knocking off previously undefeated Western Connecticut, 6-0, to force a decisive game on Saturday afternoon. However, the Colonials responded in the final contest with a 1-0 victory over RIC in the title game, which ended the season for the Anchorwomen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior first baseman/pitcher Jessica Borden (Lincoln, RI) closed out her two-year career with the Anchorwomen having played in 75 games, starting 72 of them. She batted .288 (62-for-215) with 62 hits, nine doubles, two triples, one home run, 19 RBI, nine walks, four stolen bases and 27 runs scored. Borden owned a .363 slugging percentage, a .341 on-base percentage and a .975 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, she appeared in 38 games, starting 26 of them. She went 13-12 with 18 complete games, four shutouts, one save, 66 strikeouts and a 4.09 ERA in 171.0 innings pitched. Borden ranks ninth all-time in career relief appearances with 12.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, she played in 43 games, starting 42 of them. She batted .326 (43-for-132) with 43 hits, five doubles, one home run, 10 RBI, five walks, four stolen bases and 17 runs scored. Borden owned a .386 slugging percentage, a .382 on-base percentage and a .980 fielding percentage. She ranked fourth on the team in batting average, hits, total bases (51), slugging percentage and stolen bases, while ranking fifth in home runs, on-base percentage and runs scored. Borden was also hit by a pitch seven times, setting the single-season program record. As a pitcher, Borden appeared in 14 games, starting nine of them. She was 4-4 with five complete games, one shutout, one save, 17 strikeouts and a 4.45 ERA in 55.0 innings pitched. Borden ranked second on the team in shutouts and third on the team in wins, games started, appearances, complete games, innings pitched and ERA, while ranking fourth in strikeouts. She was named the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Week once on the year.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Borden played in 32 games, starting 30 of them. She batted.229 (19-for-83) with 10 runs scored, 19 hits, four doubles, a team-high two triples, nine RBI and four walks. Borden owned a .325 slugging percentage, a .273 on-base percentage and a .969 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, Borden appeared in a team-high 24 games, starting 17 of them. She went 9-8 with a team-best 3.92 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 116.0 innings of work. Borden recorded a team-best 13 complete games to go along with a team-high three shutouts on the year. Her nine wins led the team as well.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Borden played in 31 games for the Community College of Rhode Island. She was 7-7 with a 2.15 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 78.0 innings pitched. Borden batted .514 with 37 runs scored, 55 hits, seven doubles, five triples, two homers and 23 RBI.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Borden played in 36 games for the Community of Rhode Island. She was 9-3 with a 1.42 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 79.0 innings pitched. Borden batted .462 with 39 runs scored, 55 hits, 12 doubles and 19 RBI.

 

 

 

She is a speech pathology major and a 2009 graduate of Lincoln High School.

 

 

 

Senior catcher Nicole Clemens (Bristol, RI) wrapped up her two-year career at RIC having played in 56 games, starting 54 of them. She batted .104 (4-for-38) with four hits, three RBI, four walks, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Clemens owned a .105 slugging percentage, a .209 on-base percentage and a .979 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, Clemens played in 30 games, starting 29 of them. She batted .105 (4-for-38) with four hits, three RBI, four walks, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Clemens owned a .105 slugging percentage, a .209 on-base percentage and a .976 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Clemens played in 26 games, starting 25 of them. She owned a .982 fielding percentage as the teamís primary backstop.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Clemens played in four games for the University of Southern Maine.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Clemens played in two games for the Community of Rhode Island. She batted .250 with one run scored and one hit.

 

 

 

She is a psychology major and a 2009 graduate of Mt. Hope High School.

 

 

 

Senior second baseman Marisa Jandreau (Plainville, CT) closed out her four-year career at Rhode Island College having played in 169 games, starting 161 of them. She batted .300 (142-for-473) with 142 hits, 18 doubles, four triples, one home run, 55 RBI, 68 walks, 30 stolen bases and 105 runs scored. Jandreau owned a .362 slugging percentage, a .389 on-base percentage and a .960 fielding percentage. She currently ranks first all-time in program history in in assists (302), is second in both walks and sacrifice hits (29), while also ranking fifth in runs scored, sixth in career at-bats, eighth in both hits and stolen bases and ninth in career putouts (368).

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, Jandreau was named Second Team All-Little East for the third time in her career. She was one of just two Anchorwomen to play and start in all 46 games for RIC on the year. Jandreau batted .351 (52-for-148) with 52 hits, nine doubles, two triples, one home run, 17 RBI, 13 walks, eight stolen bases and 31 runs scored. She owned a .459 slugging percentage, a .407 on-base percentage and a .947 fielding percentage. Jandreau finished the season tied for the team lead in both triples and stolen bases, while ranking second on the squad in hits, doubles, total bases (68) and runs scored. She also finished the season tied for third on the team in home runs, while ranking third in batting average, RBI, slugging percentage and walks. Furthermore, Jandreau ranked fifth in the Little East Conference in hits on the season.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Jandreau was named Second Team All-Little East. She played in 37 games, starting all of them. Jandreau batted .318 (34-for-107) with 29 runs scored, 34 hits, two doubles, 16 RBI, 18 walks and nine stolen bases. She owned a .336 slugging percentage, a .421 on-base percentage and a .976 fielding percentage. Her 18 walks were a team-high, while her nine sacrifice hits were tied for the team lead. Jandreau ranked second on the squad in runs scored and on-base percentage.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Jandreau played in 50 games, starting all of them. She batted .206 (29-for-141) with 28 runs scored, 29 hits, six doubles, 15 RBI and eight stolen bases. Jandreau owned a .248 slugging percentage, a .304 on-base percentage and a .989 fielding percentage. She led the team with 14 sacrifice hits.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Jandreau was named Second Team All-Little East. She played in 36 games, starting 28 of them. Jandreau batted .351 with 17 runs scored, 27 hits, one double, two triples, seven RBI and five stolen bases. She owned a .416 slugging percentage, a .468 on-base percentage and a .922 fielding percentage. 

 

 

 

She is a math education major and a 2009 graduate of Plainville High School.

 

 

 

Senior first baseman/pitcher Emily Johnson (West Kingston, RI) wrapped up her four-year career at RIC having played in 127 games, starting 105 of them. She batted .313 (96-for-307) with 96 hits, 24 doubles, one home run, 45 RBI, 17 walks, five stolen bases and 35 runs scored. Johnson owned a .401 slugging percentage, a .351 on-base percentage and a .978 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, she appeared in 63 games, starting 50 of them. Johnson was 25-18 with 22 complete games, two shutouts, 185 strikeouts and a 3.78 career ERA in 280.0 innings pitched. She ranks sixth all-time in program history in career starts in the pitching circle, eighth in innings pitched and ninth in both career relief appearances (13) and career complete games.

 

 

 

As a senior in 2013, Johnson was named the teamís MVP. She played in 39 games, starting 37 of them. Johnson batted .311 (33-for-106) with 33 hits, seven doubles, 15 RBI, six walks and 10 runs scored. She owned a .377 slugging percentage, a .351 on-base percentage and a .977 fielding percentage. Johnson finished the season tied for fifth on the team in RBI, while also ranking fifth in batting average, doubles, total bases (40) and slugging percentage. As a pitcher, she appeared in 19 games, starting 14 of them. Johnson was 8-6 with nine complete games, 70 strikeouts and a 4.30 ERA in 86.1 innings of work. She led the team in strikeouts, while ranking second in wins, games started, appearances, innings pitched, complete games and ERA.

 

 

 

As a junior in 2012, Johnson played in 36 games, starting all of them. She batted .383 (41-for-107) with 12 runs scored, 41 hits, nine doubles, one homer, 20 RBI, five walks and two stolen bases. Johnson owned a .495 slugging percentage, a .402 on-base percentage and a .982 fielding percentage. She led the team with four sacrifice flies, while tying for the team lead in doubles. Johnson also ranked second on the squad in batting average, slugging percentage, hits and total bases. As a pitcher, she appeared in 23 games, starting 20 of them. Johnson went 8-10 with a 4.38 ERA and a team-high 64 strikeouts in 120.0 innings pitched. She registered 11 complete games and one shutout.

 

 

 

As a sophomore in 2011, Johnson was named First Team All-Little East Conference as a designated player. He played in 29 games, starting 26 of them. Johnson batted .254 (16-for-63) with 10 runs scored, 16 hits, seven doubles, seven RBI and three stolen bases. He owned a .365 slugging percentage, a .299 on-base percentage and a .960 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, she appeared in 21 games, starting 16 of them. Johnson was 9-2 with a 2.19 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 73.2 innings pitched. She posted one shutout on the season.

 

 

 

As a freshman in 2010, Johnson played in 23 games, starting six of them. She batted .194 with three runs scored, six hits, one double and three RBI. Johnson owned a .226 slugging percentage, a .286 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage. 

 

 

 

She is an elementary education major with a concentration in math and a 2009 graduate of South Kingstown High School.

 

 

 

Junior first baseman/pitcher Maria Darling (Ansonia, CT) played in 15 games, starting 12 of them. She batted .200 (7-for-35) with seven hits, one double, two RBI, one walk and three runs scored. Darling owned a .229 slugging percentage, a .222 on-base percentage and a .989 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, she appeared in eight games and owned a  1-0 record to go along with six strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA in 11.2 innings of work.

 

 

 

Junior center fielder Stacy Pokora (Wilton, CT) was named First Team All-ECAC. She was also named First Team All-Little East for the second consecutive season. She was one of just two Anchorwomen to play and start in all 46 games for RIC on the year. Pokora batted .425 (54-for-127) with 54 hits, 11 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 29 RBI, 18 walks, eight stolen bases and 35 runs scored. She owned a .732 slugging percentage, a .490 on-base percentage and an .894 fielding percentage. Pokora led the Anchorwomen in nearly every offensive category, including batting average, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBI, total bases (93), slugging percentage, on-base percentage, walks, stolen bases and runs scored. She finished the season tied for second in the Little East Conference in home runs, while ranking third in hits, batting average, total bases and slugging percentage. Furthermore, Pokoraís eight home runs in 2013 are tied for first all-time in single season program history, while her .732 slugging percentage ranks third and her 93 total bases rank sixth.

 

 

 

Junior pitcher Michelle Sylvestre (Warwick, RI) played in 11 games, starting nine of them. She batted .190 (4-for-21) with four hits, one double, three RBI, seven walks and two runs scored. Sylvestre owned a .238 slugging percentage, a .414 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage. She ranked fifth on the team in walks for the year. As a pitcher, Sylvestre appeared in 23 games, starting 16 of them. She was 8-7 with 10 complete games, three shutouts, one save, 33 strikeouts and a 2.48 ERA in 101.2 innings pitched. Sylvestre finished the season tied for the team lead in wins, while also leading the team in appearances, games started, ERA, complete games, shutouts and innings pitched. She ranked second on the team in strikeouts as well. Meanwhile, her 2.48 ERA ranked fourth in the Little East Conference. 

 

 

 

Sophomore infielder Carli Matrisian (Milford, CT) played in 20 games, starting 14 of them. She batted .171 (7-for-41) with seven hits, two doubles, four RBI, three walks, two stolen bases and six runs scored. Matrisian owned a .220 slugging percentage, a .244 on-base percentage and an .867 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

Sophomore shortstop Katelyn Sykora (Waterford, CT) played in 44 games, starting all of them. She batted .244 (33-for-135) with 33 hits, five doubles, 11 RBI, 11 walks, six stolen bases and 21 runs scored. Sykora owned a .281 slugging percentage, a .301 on-base percentage and a .944 fielding percentage. She ranked third on the team in stolen bases and runs scored, while ranking fourth on the team in walks.

 

 

 

Sophomore third baseman Justina Thoma (Canterbury, CT) played in 45 games, starting all of them. She batted .375 (45-for-120) with 45 hits, eight doubles, three home runs, 29 RBI, 15 walks and 19 runs scored. Thoma owned a .517 slugging percentage, a .460 on-base percentage and a .909 fielding percentage. She finished the season tied for the team lead in RBI, while ranking second in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage, walks and on-base percentage, and third in hits, doubles and total bases. Thoma also ranked fourth in the LEC in on-base percentage. She was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the year.

 

 

 

Freshman outfielder Abigail Francis (Worcester, MA) played in 37 games, starting 34 of them. She batted .208 (20-for-96) with 20 hits, three doubles, 15 RBI, five walks and six runs scored. Francis owned a .240 slugging percentage, a .248 on-base percentage and a .967 fielding percentage. She finished the season tied for fifth on the team in RBI.

 

 

 

Freshman infielder Shannon Laiho (West Greenwich, RI) played in 18 games, starting 11 of them. She batted .200 (6-for-30) with six hits, one double, one triple, three RBI, two walks and eight runs scored. Laiho owned a .300 slugging percentage, a .250 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

 

 

Freshman catcher Tori Lussier (North Franklin, CT) played in 20 games, starting 18 of them. She batted .240 (12-for-50) with 12 hits, one double, one home run, seven RBI, two walks, two stolen bases and seven runs scored. Lussier owned a .320 slugging percentage, a .283 on-base percentage and a .980 fielding percentage. She finished tied for fifth on the team in home runs for the year.

 

 

 

Freshman pitcher/outfielder Katelyn McCaughey (Warwick, RI) played in 35 games, starting all of them. She batted .250 (20-for-80) with 20 hits, three RBI, five walks and 11 runs scored. McCaughey owned a .250 slugging percentage, a .294 on-base percentage and an .875 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, she appeared in 10 games, starting seven of them. She went 2-6 with one complete game, 26 strikeouts and a 5.58 ERA in 37.2 innings pitched. McCaughey ranked third on the team in strikeouts and fourth on the team in appearances, games started, complete games, wins and innings pitched.

 

 

 

Freshman outfielder Shannan Orwitz (East Greenwich, RI) played in 13 games, starting four of them. She batted .000 (0-for-8) with two runs scored and three stolen bases. She owned a fielding percentage of 1.000 and ranked fifth on the team in stolen bases.