April 18, 2011



Providence, R.I.-Junior third baseman Cristina Bailey (Londonderry, NH) and senior pitcher Amanda Berard (Swansea, MA) were honored by the Little East Conference for their performance in softball last week.


Bailey was named the Little East Conference Softball Player of the Week. She hit safely in six of her seven games to bat .500 (9-for-18). Bailey posted four extra base hits, on two doubles and two home runs, scored five runs and drove in nine more for the Anchorwomen in a 6-1 week. She had a productive afternoon against Salve Regina, collecting three extra base hits on two doubles and a home run to go along with five RBI. Bailey went 2-for-2 with a solo home run in a 5-3 win at Little East rival Keene State on April 16.



 Junior third baseman Cristina Bailey


For the season, she has played in 27 games, starting all of them. Bailey is batting .352 (25-for-71) with 16 runs scored, seven doubles, three homer, 20 RBI and three stolen bases. She owns a .577 slugging percentage, a .434 on-base percentage and a .939 fielding percentage.


Berard was named the Little East Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week. In five appearances, Berard limited her opponents to just two earned runs over 19.2 innings to post a 4-0 record and a 0.71 earned run average. In her lone start, she held Wheaton to just three hits and an earned run, while striking out seven. She collected victories in relief against Salve Regina, Bridgewater State and Keene State College. Berard scattered four singles and a run against the Owls in the opener of a conference doubleheader on April 16.



 Senior pitcher Amanda Berard


For the season, she has appeared in 22 games, starting two of them. She is 8-0 with five saves to go along with a 0.90 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 70.0 innings pitched.


Head Coach Maria Morin's  team is 23-4 overall and 5-1 (second place) in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen established a new program record for consecutive wins (23) by taking game one of a doubleheader at Keene State on April 16. The Owls stopped the streak with a 1-0 setback in the nightcap.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference play at Western Connecticut on Tuesday, April 19.