April 15, 2010



Providence, RI-Junior catcher Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) went 4-for-6 with four runs scored and two RBI, while junior first baseman Chelsi Panarelli (Shrewsbury, MA) picked up three knocks and four RBI, as Rhode Island College swept a doubleheader (9-2, 8-0) from Johnson & Wales at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex on Thursday afternoon.



 Junior catcher Kayla Jandreau


RIC raises its record to 18-5, while the Wildcats drop to 8-27.


In game one, Johnson & Wales took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, putting runners on first and second via an error and an infield single. Sophomore catcher Lauren Lomonaco (Southampton, NJ) brought in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly to deep left field.


RIC evened the game up in the bottom of the second as junior second baseman Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) doubled with two outs and went to third on a wild pitch. JWU freshman pitcher Rachel Marino (Northbridge, MA) thought she got RIC senior right fielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA) to fly out to end the inning, but a Wildcat error allowed Perry to trot home easily with the tying run.


Anchorwoman senior pitcher Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) thought she was going to get an inning-ending ground out with two aboard in the third, but a throwing error allowed sophomore second baseman Olivia England (Natick, MA) to score, making the score 2-1.


Rhode Island College loaded the bases with one away in the third and ended up scoring three runs. Senior left fielder Amy Jackman (Toms River, NJ) knocked in the tying run with an RBI ground out and two came across as Perry’s hit to shallow right field got caught up in the wind and eluded the Wildcat defense.



 Junior second baseman Amanda Perry


The Anchorwomen plated three more in the fourth to go up by five, 7-2. Jandreau drew a leadoff walk and later scored on an error. Junior designated hitter Laura DeNoncour (Johnston, RI) and Jackman each smacked RBI singles to close out the frame’s offense.


RIC threatened to end the game in the fifth as Jandreau drilled an RBI triple and scored on junior shortstop Donielle Mattoon’s (Coventry, RI) run-scoring single, but Marino kept JWU’s hopes alive by striking out DeNoncour with Mattoon on third to end the inning. It only prolonged the inevitable as Deveines set down the Wildcats in order in the sixth and seventh to seal the, 9-2, win.


Deveines (7-0) stays unbeaten on the season, allowing two unearned runs on four hits to go along with seven strikeouts. Marino (5-13) was tagged for five earned runs on nine hits in five innings. Mattoon went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Perry and Jandreau each went 2-for-3 in the opener.


RIC wasted no time in the nightcap, tagging freshman Nathaly Sanson (New York, NY) for three runs in the first. Jandreau stole home, another came home on an error and freshman right fielder Kristina Gingell (Pascoag, RI) brought in the third score on an RBI ground out.


The Anchorwomen added two more in the second on a Jandreau RBI double and a Gingell run-scoring single. In the fourth, Mattoon and Panarelli hit back-to-back doubles to make the score 6-0.



 Junior first baseman Chelsi Panarelli


Panarelli ended the game, 8-0, in the fifth with a one out bases loaded, two-run double.


RIC sophomore pitcher Kyle Puccini (North Dighton, MA) had a solid outing, earning her first collegiate shutout (5-2), allowing just two hits. Sanson took the loss (0-1).


Perry had one her best offensive performances of the season, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI in the two contests.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host UMass Boston in a Little East Conference doubleheader on Saturday, April 17.