April 18, 2015



Providence, R.I.-Senior first baseman Justina Thoma (Canterbury, CT) went 4-for-6 with a run scored and a double as Rhode Island College dropped both ends of a doubleheader with Eastern Connecticut in Little East action played at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex.


The Anchorwomen (5-17, 1-7 LEC) fell, 8-0 (five innings), in the opener and, 5-2, to the Warriors (21-4-1, 9-1 LEC) in the nightcap.


Eastern sophomore designated player Kristyn Ryan (Barkhamsted, CT) went 3-for-6 with two runs scored, two doubles and a pair of RBI to lead the visitors. Sophomore second baseman Gina Georgetti (Milford, CT) went 2-for-6 with a run scored, one double and three RBI.


The Warriors jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the opening frame of game one, paced by a Georgetti two-run single. Eastern tacked on three runs in the top of the fifth, scoring on a throwing error and then plating two more on sophomore center fielder Samantha Bardos’ (Norwalk, CT) two-run triple.



 Senior first baseman Justina Thoma


Senior pitcher Erin Miller (Waterford, CT) did the rest, holding the Anchorwomen to just three hits, while striking out seven, to pick up the win (8-2). RIC junior starter Katelyn McCaughey (Warwick, RI) took the loss (1-9), allowing 10 hits and walking four. Junior catcher Taylor Smyth (Meriden, CT) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI and a triple.


The visitors jumped out to a 3-0 advantage in game two, bringing across three in the top of the first. Ryan doubled in a pair and sophomore first baseman Summer Cipriani (North Stonington, CT) notched an RBI single.


Georgetti made it 4-0 in the third with an RBI double. RIC got on the board in the fourth on a McCaughey RBI groundout.


The Warriors scored in the fifth on a RIC throwing error, while the hosts capped the offense with an RBI single by sophomore left fielder Sarah Molin (Seymour, CT) in the home half of the frame.


Eastern sophomore pitcher Samantha Valentine (Ridge, NY) picked up the win (9-2), allowing one earned run on eight hits. RIC sophomore starter Lauren DiScuillo (East Providence, RI) suffered the loss (2-4), allowing two unearned runs on eight hits.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at home against Plymouth State on Sunday, April 19 (1 p.m.).