March 20, 2010






Clermont, Fla.-Junior Amanda Berard (Swansea, MA) and senior Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) each hurled no-hitters as the Rhode Island College softball team opened the 2010 season at the NTC Games from March 17-20. The Anchorwomen went 5-3 on the trip before returning to the Ocean State on March 21.






 Junior Pitcher Amanda Berard




Deveines was unbeaten in Florida, posting a 2-0 record with a 1.75 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched. Berard, the 2009 Little East Conference Pitcher of the Year, was 2-2 with one save, a 1.59 ERA and 20 K’s in 26.1 innings of work.






 Senior Pitcher Jenna Deveines




RIC went 2-2 over its first four games, defeating Western New England (6-3) and Wesleyan (5-2), while falling to Ithaca (3-2) in eight innings and Cortland State (6-0).




Berard helped the Anchorwomen start a three-game winning streak by no-hitting Plattsburgh, 2-0, on March 19. She struck three, while allowing only three baserunners on two walks and an error, in the complete game effort.




The RIC offense erupted for a trip-high nine runs as the Anchorwomen clobbered Morrisville State, 9-0, on March 20. Deveines struck out seven, while only walking a pair, as she posted the no-no. Junior first baseman Chelsi Panarelli (Shrewsbury, MA) belted three-run and two-run homers, while knocking in six to pace the attack.




Rhode Island College closed out the trip with a 4-1 win over Trinity on March 20.




Panarelli was hot at the plate throughout the week, batting .385 (10-for-26) with five runs scored, one double, four home runs and nine RBI.






 Junior first baseman Chelsi Panarelli




The sister tandem of junior catcher Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) and freshman right fielder/second baseman Marisa Jandreau (Plainville, CT) were also offensive catalysts. The elder Jandreau batted .333 (7-for-21) with six runs, a triple, and four steals, while her younger sibling batted .357 (5-for-14) with three runs and a double.




Junior designated player Laura DeNoncour (Johnston, RI) chipped in with six RBI. Sophomore pitcher Kyla Puccini (North Dighton, MA) was 1-1 with a 1.17 ERA in six innings pitched.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Bates on Saturday, March 27.