April 22, 2015


Game Two Halted in Sixth Inning

Providence, R.I.-Junior center fielder Abigail Francis (Worcester, MA) went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI, but Rhode Island College lost, 4-2, to UMass Dartmouth in Little East Conference action played at the Dayna A. Bazar Complex on Wednesday night. Game two of the doubleheader was halted in the top of the sixth inning due to inclement weather with RIC on top, 11-7, and will be completed at a later date.


The Corsairs (7-17, 3-9 LEC) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning. With one down, freshman shortstop Emily Colton (Kingston, MA) singled and stole second. After RIC (6-21, 2-9 LEC) junior pitcher Katelyn McCaughey (Warwick, RI) got the second out, sophomore second baseman Marissa Spinuzzi (Fair Lawn, NJ) smacked a line drive homer over the left field fence.



 Seniors Justina Thoma & Katelyn Sykora and their families
were honored as part of Senior Day 2015.


 RIC would even the game in the bottom of the fourth. Senior first baseman Justina Thoma (Canterbury, CT) and junior catcher Tori Lussier (North Franklin, CT) each hit singles to left field with one down. UMD freshman pitcher Hannah Smith (Attleboro, MA) got a fly out, but Francis ripped a two-run triple to right field to even the game at 2-2.


 UMD got a huge break in the top of the seventh when freshman center fielder Rebecca Field (Brentwood, NH) walked to lead off the inning. Sophomore third baseman Adi Alicea-Cordero (Dorchester, MA) smacked a hit through the left side that hit the lip of the outfield grass and rocketed over the head of RIC sophomore left fielder Sarah Molin (Seymour, CT). The ball rolled all the way to the fence, which allowed Field to score and Alicea-Cordero to race all the way home with an inside the park home run.


RIC put runners on first and third with two down in the bottom of the seventh, but Smith got sophomore third baseman Mary Sweeney (Portsmouth, RI) to line out to center to close out the win.


Smith allowed just two runs on seven hits to earn her second win (2-4). She struck out six. McCaughey took the loss (2-10), allowing four runs on four hits and striking out seven.


 Molin went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Spinuzzi went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and two RBI.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Tufts on Thursday, April 23 (3:30 p.m.).