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April 16, 2002

 

Newportís Amy Machado Earns Little East Conference Softball Rookie of the Week Honors

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman Amy Machado (Newport, RI) was named the Little East Conferenceís Rookie of the Week for his performance in softball last week.

 

Machado, a third baseman, recorded eight hits in 17 at-bats (.471), drove in three runs and scored seven to help the Anchorwomen collect five wins in six contests.

 

For the season, she has played in 20 games, starting 18 of them. She is batting .389 with 14 runs, 21 hits, one double, two triples, 13 RBI and two stolen bases.

 

She is a physical education major and a 2001 graduate of Rogers High School.

 

Head Coach Maria Morinís Anchorwomen are 19-4 overall and 5-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen are off to the best start in the programís history. RIC has won 18 of its last 20 games.

 

The team went 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the LEC last week. RIC split two games with Endicott College on Apr. 9, taking the first game 3-1 and losing the second 3-2. The Anchorwomen swept a doubleheader versus Gordon College on Apr. 11 (8-0, 7-3). The Anchorwomen won two games by forfeit from UMASS-Boston on Apr. 13. The Beacons began a doubleheader with only nine players and due to an injury in the bottom of the first inning in game one; they were required to forfeit the games. In the teamís final action of the week, RIC defeated Lasell College (8-0, 10-2) in both games of a doubleheader on Apr. 14.

 

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