April 16, 2015



Newport, R.I.-Senior shortstop Katelyn Sykora (Waterford, CT) went 3-for-7 with one double, one home run and three RBI to lead the Rhode Island College softball team as they dropped a non-conference doubleheader to Salve Regina on Thursday afternoon.


The Seahawks (15-13) topped RIC (5-15), 7-3, in game one and, 6-2, in game two.


The hosts jumped out early in game one, scoring on a sacrifice fly by sophomore third baseman Kara O’Riley (Acton, MA). The Anchorwomen responded in the top of the second when Sykora notched an RBI double to tie the game at one. Salve took control of the game in the bottom of the third when it plated four runs on four hits.


A leadoff walk for sophomore shortstop Nikki Bukovsky (Westport, CT) turned into the first run of the inning when she was driven in on an RBI single junior catcher Genevieve Benoit (Swampscott, MA).  A sacrifice fly drove in Benoit and made the score 3-1 with two outs. A two-run single by freshman right fielder Taylor Parry (Quincy, MA) made the score 5-1 after three innings.



Senior shortstop Katelyn Sykora


Each team scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning, but a scoreless fifth, sixth and seventh innings gave Salve the 7-3 game one victory. Junior pitcher Katelyn McCaughey (Warwick, RI) picked up the loss (1-8), going 2.2 innings, allowing five runs on five hits, while striking out four. Junior pitcher Nicole Parry (Quincy, MA) picked up the victory (8-5), going 4.0 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, while striking out one.


The second game saw Salve Regina open another quick lead, scoring two runs in the bottom the both the first and second innings. The Seahawks scored both their runs in the first with back-to-back two-out singles to take a 2-0 lead.


The second inning saw Bukovsky blast a two-run homer to give the hosts the 4-0 advantage. The Anchorwomen got on the board in the top of the fourth when sophomore right fielder Lauren Duvall (East Greenwich, RI) drove in sophomore pitcher Lauren DiScuillo (East Providence, RI)  to make the score 4-1.


A two-run fifth made the score 6-1 Salve, before the Anchorwomen would score in the top of the sixth, when senior third baseman Justina Thoma (Canterbury, CT) recorded a sacrifice fly to deep right field to drive in a run, to give the game its 6-2 final.


DiScuillo went 6.0 innings, allowing six runs, on 16 hits in the loss (2-3). The Seahawks’ sophomore pitcher Kelsey Boarman (North Dighton, MA) went 4.0 innings, allowing one run on four hits in the victory (7-7).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East Conference action at home against Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, April 18 (1 p.m.).