March 28, 2009





Current Win Streak Goes to 10 Games


Providence, RIóRhode Island College swept a doubleheader from Southern Maine, taking game one, 9-2 and the nightcap, 12-4 (5), to open the Little East Conference softball schedule on Saturday afternoon at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex.




The Anchorwomen (16-2, 2-0) have won their last 10 games and are undefeated at home (10-0) on the young season.




The Huskies (1-13, 0-2), who just returned from their spring trip from Florida, put two runs across in the top of the first in the opener as senior first baseman Anita Dixon (Limington, ME) belted a two-run homer. That would be the extent of USMís offense as the hosts came back with three runs in the second to take the lead for good. Sophomore second baseman Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) smacked a two-run double and junior right fielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA) knocked in another with an RBI single.






 Sophomore Shortstop Donielle Mattoon




The Anchorwomen added two more in the third on RBI singles from  sophomore shortstop Donielle Mattoon (Coventry, RI) and Perrin. RIC added two runs in the fifth and sixth to seal the victory. Sophomore Melanie Neece (Westfield, MA) was credited with the win (4-1), allowing two runs on four hits in four innings before giving way to sophomore Amanda Berard (Swansea, MA) in the fifth. Berard retired 11 of the 12 batters she faced to pick up her fifth save. Perrin went 4-for-5 with three RBI. USM freshman pitcher Alex Perdomo (Portland, ME) took the loss.




Sophomore left fielder Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) and classmate catcher Laura Kostenblatt (Keene, NH) did the damage in game two, going a combined 7-for-8 with four runs scored, seven RBI and two doubles.. Mattoon went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI, belting her first collegiate home run (1) as part of a seven-run first inning.






 Junior Pitcher Jenna Deveines




Junior Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) (7-0) was touched up for four unearned runs on four hits in four innings before Berard came in to hurl a scoreless fifth. USM freshman Nani Jacobs (Kahnawake, Que) took the loss.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will hit the road for the first time since returning from Florida when the Anchorwomen play at Bridgewater State on Tuesday, Mar. 31.