April 24, 2010






Providence, RI-Junior pitcher Amanda Berard (Swansea, MA) set down all 15 Panthers she faced as Rhode Island College defeated Plymouth State, 12-0, in game one of a doubleheader sweep in Little East Conference softball action at D & M Park.




The Anchorwomen (22-7, 6-2) came back with a 10-2 win in game two to complete the sweep. Both contests were ended in the fifth inning due to the eight run rule. RIC pitching saw a 26-inning scoreless streak come to an end in the first inning of game two. Rhode Island College's current win streak increased to seven games as the club has now won 11 of its last 12 contests. The Panthers (11-16, 3-5) see their current losing streak raised to four games and five of their last six.






 Junior Amanda Berard




Berard struck out three and improved her record to 8-3.  Senior pitcher Jenna Deveines (Lowville, NY) remained undefeated (9-0) for RIC with a complete-game effort in the nightcap, allowing just one earned run in five innings.  Junior first baseman Chelsi Panarelli (Shrewsbury, MA) went 7-for-8 with two home runs and six RBI in the two win.




Panarelli hit a three-run homer in the first inning of the opener and the Anchorwomen never looked back.  Junior shortstop Donielle Mattoon (Coventry, RI) and Panarelli hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning to highlight a five-run Anchorwomen rally.  Panarelli finished with three hits and four RBI, while junior catcher Kayla Jandreau (Plainville, CT) also had three hits and Mattoon drove in three.




 The Anchorwomen scored in all five innings of the nightcap, finishing with 10 runs and 17 hits.  Panarelli and sophomore third baseman Cristina Bailey (Londonderry, NH) each collected four hits and knocked in two runs, and Jandreau added her second straight three-hit game.  Senior center fielder Jackie Dube (Barrington, NH) also had a pair of doubles and three RBI.




 Senior Kay LaBrie (Somersworth, NH) and sophomore Allie Luisi (North Kingstown, RI) hit back-to-back doubles in the first inning to provide a Panther highlight.  Junior Kortney Nedeau (Kennebunk, ME) added an RBI double in the third inning.




In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference play when it hosts UMass Boston tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m.