March 24, 2009




RIC Wins Sixth Straight Contest


Providence, RI-Junior right fielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA) and sophomore left fielder Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) helped Rhode Island College sweep a doubleheader from Worcester State on Tuesday afternoon at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex.






 Junior right fielder Michelle Perrin




Jandreau went 3-for-4 in the first contest, while Perrin went 4-for-4 in the nightcap, as the Anchorwomen raise their record to 12-2 overall, increase their win streak to six games and stay undefeated at home. The Lancers fall to 1-8-1 in the losses.




RIC took game one, 4-2. The Anchorwomen built a 1-0 lead in the first inning as junior first baseman Amy Jackman (Toms River, NJ) led off with a single and scored on sophomore shortstop Donielle Mattoon’s (Coventry, RI) RBI ground out.




Rhode Island College added two more in the third when sophomore third baseman Trish Koutsulis (Peoria, AZ) plated one with a ground out and Jackman belted an RBI triple.




The Lancers got one back in the fourth as junior third baseman Maura Crossman (Colrain, MA) reached on a one-out single and later came across on freshman right fielder Lauren Besozzi’s (Milford, MA) RBI single.






 Sophomore left fielder Kayla Jandreau




Jandreau added an RBI single in the sixth and the visitors countered with  a Crossman RBI single in the seventh, but junior reliever Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) slammed the door for her first save of the season. Sophomore Melanie Neece (Westfield, MA) picked up the win (2-1), allowing just one unearned run on five hits, to go along with six strikeouts in four innings of work. WSC sophomore pitcher Michaella Mahoney (Shrewsbury, MA) suffered the loss, allowing just one unearned run on seven hits in six innings.




The hosts jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and never looked back en route to a 7-0 win in the second half of the twinbill. It was the Anchorwomen’s fourth shutout on the current home stand.




Sophomore catcher Laura Kostenblatt (Keene, NH), Koutsulis, senior center fielder Kelli McCartin (Cranston, RI) and sophomore designated player Chelsi Panarelli (Shrewsbury, MA) all knocked in runs during the first frame.




RIC added two in the fourth as Perrin and sophomore second baseman Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) registered RBI singles. Kostenblatt knocked in the final run in the sixth. Sophomore pitcher Amanda Berard (Swansea, MA) fired a two-hitter, fanning four Lancers to earn the win (4-1). WSC junior starter Cathy Costopoulos (Tyngsboro, MA) took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits in three innings.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host a doubleheader vs. Wheaton on Thursday, Mar. 26.