April 18, 2005


Christie Lotti Named Little East Softball Rookie of the Week

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) was named the Little East Conference Softball Rookie of the Week.


She went 12-for-26 for a .462 batting average last week. She had ten runs scored, six RBI, two doubles, two triples, a home run and five stolen bases. Lotti tripled and scored the winning run on a passed ball in RICís 1-0 (8 inn.) win over Southern Maine on Apr. 17. For the season, she has played in 25 games, starting 24 of them. She is batting a team-high .385 with a team-high 30 hits, 18 runs scored, eight walks, two triples and two home runs along with six doubles and eight RBI. Lotti owns a .590 slugging percentage, a .442 on base percentage and a .990 fielding percentage.


She is a 2004 graduate of Waterford High School.


Head Coach Maria Morinís team is 14-12 overall and 5-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen played four doubleheaders last week, going 5-3. RIC dropped two games at Coast Guard on Tuesday, Apr. 12 (3-2, 3-0), before sweeping Salve Regina (8-0, 4-0) at home on Thursday, Apr. 14. The Anchorwomen then went on to win three of their final four games of the week. RIC took two on the road against LEC foe UMass Boston (8-0, 10-0) on Saturday, Apr. 16. The Anchorwomen then hosted LEC opponent Southern Maine on Sunday, Apr. 17 and split with the doubleheader with Huskies, losing game one, 1-0, but coming back to take game two, 1-0, in eight innings.


In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen are scheduled to play four doubleheaders this week. RIC will open up the week at home against LEC opponent UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 3:30 p.m. The Anchorwomen will travel to non-conference foe Westfield State on Thursday, Apr. 21 at 3:30 p.m., before hosting LEC opponent Plymouth State on Saturday, Apr. 23 at 1 p.m. The Anchorwomen will finish the week off on the road on Sunday, Apr. 24 at 1 p.m. at Western Connecticut.