April 11, 2008


Lotti's Five-RBI Afternoon Breaks RIC All-Time Record


Bristol, RIóRhode Island College won its 15th straight game, improving to 20-7 overall and 4-0 in the Little East Conference, in a doubleheader sweep of UMass Boston on Friday afternoon at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex. The Beacons fall to 3-18 overall and 0-4 in league action.


Head Coach Maria Morin, who earlier this spring achieved her 300th career win, has now guided the Anchorwomen to 10 consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins.


Senior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) went 4-for-5 with five runs scored and five RBI in the twinbill. She became the Anchorwomen's career RBI leader (92) with three in the nightcap.



 Christie Lotti


A six-run fourth inning led RIC to a 15-2 victory in the opener. Freshman third baseman Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) went 3-for-4 with four RBI, two runs scored and a triple to pace the attack. Sophomore starting pitcher Jamie Sacco (Bellingham, MA) leveled her record at 1-1, allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out two over five innings of work. UMass Boston junior starting pitcher Courtney Haroules (Littleton, MA) took the loss, allowing nine earned runs on seven hits. Sophomore shortstop Maria Nasta (Andover, MA) accounted for both of the Beacons runs with a two-run homer (2) in the fifth inning.


Freshman Kayla Jandreau


The Anchorwomen came from behind to take the nightcap, 11-3. The Beacons took a 2-1 lead in the third, but Haroules was unable to hold RIC at bay as the Anchorwomen scored eight unanswered runs to win in five innings. Lotti went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, three RBI and two steals. Sophomore starting pitcher Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) picked up her eighth (8-2) victory of the season, allowing two earned runs on four hits, while striking out three. Haroules took the loss (1-13).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Little East Conference rival Keene State on Sunday, Apr. 13 at 1 p.m.