RWU Softball Drops Pair To RIC, 9-2, 11-0


Bristol, RI Ė The Roger Williams University softball team opened up their 2006 home schedule on a sour note losing to inner-state foe Rhode Island College, 9-2, and 11-0, in a double-header played on Thursday.


In the first contest, the Hawks trailed from start to finish as the Anchorwomen pounced all over the Hawks pitching. Leading the way on offense for the visiting team was Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) who has an impressive day at the plate going 4-for-4 with a game-high five RBIís. Leadoff hitter Katie Benevides (No. Dighton, MA) proved to also be a tough out as she notched a 2-for-4 showing with three runs scored to her credit. The Anchorwomen scored in every inning, but the second. Junior Nicole Riley (No. Providence, RI) pitched a complete game, allowing just three hits and two earned runs.


The Hawks offense was silent throughout most of the game. The team collected just three hits and only drew to walks. Jaquie Cammarata (Randolph, NJ) and Andrea Gregory (Toms River, NJ) were each credited with an RBI in the loss.


In the second contest, the Hawks offense continued to be silent and the Anchorwomen used their power and speed to their advantage as they came away with an 11-0 win. Leading the charge on offense for the visitors was Benevides, who registered two singles and a double to go along with two RBIís, while sophomore infielder Krystal Bilek (Fitchburg, MA) walked twice and singled.


The Hawks were led by senior co-captain Kristen Cerreto (Montrose, NY) walked twice, while Ashlyn Couture (Middletown, MA) went 1-for-1 with a triple. The Hawks fall to 4-5-1, while RIC improves to 7-5 on the young season. The Hawks will be back in action on Friday (March 24) when they travel to Fitchburg State College for a 3:00 PM start.