March 27, 2010






Newport, R.I.-Junior catcher Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) and classmate shortstop Donielle Mattoon (Coventry, RI) each drove in four RBI in the opener and sophomore third baseman Christina Bailey (Londonderry, NH) drove in the only run in the nightcap as the Rhode Island College softball team swept a doubleheader from in-state rival Salve Regina University in non-conference action Sunday afternoon at Toppa Field. The Anchorwomen (9-3) won game one, 9-1, and game two, 1-0.






 Junior catcher Kayla Jandreau




Rhode Island College scored single runs in the first, second, and third innings of game one to build a 3-0 lead, and a bases-clearing triple by Jandreau in the sixth stretched the RIC lead to 6-0. The Seahawks answered with a run in their half of the inning when freshman Ali Muehlbronner (Glenside, PA) plated classmate Zeena Barbarita (Johnston, RI) with an RBI single to left. In the top of the seventh, however, Mattoon launched a three-run home run over the left field wall to give the Anchorwomen a commanding 9-1 lead.




Junior Amanda Berard (Swansea, MA) went the distance to earn her fourth win of 2010 in the opener, allowing three hits and one run while striking out seven. Freshman Jen Cruver (North Haven, CT) took the loss for Salve Regina (6-6), allowing 16 hits and nine runs over seven innings. She did not walk a batter and struck out four.




In game two, the Anchorwomen plated the only run of the contest in the fourth. With Jandreau on third and junior designated player Laura DeNoncour (Johnston, RI) on second with one out, Bailey’s dribbler was fielded by senior pitcher Sarah Jakiela (Meriden, CT) but she was unable to get the runner at the plate. The Seahawks had the tying run at second and the go-ahead run at first with two down in the seventh, but senior Kristen Danubio (Glen Rock, NJ) was caught looking to end the game.




Senior Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) picked up the win (4-0) for RIC in game two as she scattered six hits over seven innings. She did not walk a batter and struck out one. Jakiela suffered the loss to fall to 5-5 on the season, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out four.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Worcester State on Tuesday, Match 30 for a doubleheader.