April 25, 2015



Keene, N.H.-Senior first baseman Justina Thoma (Canterbury, CT) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored as the Rhode Island College softball team dropped a pair of Little East Conference games to Keene State at the Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon.


The Owls (12-16, 7-5 LEC) topped RIC (6-25, 2-11 LEC) 11-1 (five innings) in game one, while taking game two, 9-4.


In game one, the Anchorwomen struck in the top of the first when senior shortstop Katelyn Sykora (Waterford, CT) notched a single and scored when Thoma reached on a fielder’s choice. KSC responded in the bottom of the inning, plating four runs, which were keyed by a pair of RBI doubles.


The Owls ripped off another four runs in the bottom of the second with sophomore left fielder Aliza Guerrero (Fairfield, CT) recording an RBI triple and being driven in on a RBI single up the middle by senior right fielder Katie Newell (Shoreham, NY) later in the frame.



 Senior first baseman Justina Thoma


The two teams went scoreless in the third and the fourth, but a three-run bottom of the fifth, fueled by a three-run home run by sophomore designated player Jen Galavotti (Marian, MA), ended the game early by making the score 11-1.


RIC junior righty Katelyn McCaughey (Warwick, RI) went 2.0 innings in the loss (2-12). Keene sophomore right hander Ashley McGan (Southampton, MA) pitched 5.0 innings, allowing one unearned run, scattering three hits, and striking out six in the victory (5-3).


In the nightcap, the Owls jumped out early in the first inning when junior center fielder Stephanie Long (Salem, NH) ripped a solo shot to make the score 1-0. The Owls struck again in the bottom of the second with a two-run homer by senior first baseman Rachel Boynton (Concord, NH) and an RBI double to left center field, which plated all the runs in the frame.


Keene scored two more runs in the third with a Boynton RBI single and a RBI double by sophomore catcher Caroline McSherry (Duxbury, MA) accounting for the runs. The Anchorwomen scored two runs in the top of the fourth when sophomore left fielder Sarah Molin (Seymour, CT) smacked a two-run double down the left field line. 


The Owls answered back in the home half of the inning, however, plating three runs, which were capped by an RBI ground-out by Newell. After a scoreless fifth, the Anchorwomen were able to notch a pair of runs in the sixth when Molin blasted a two-run homer to left center to make the score 9-4.


Junior righty Mariah Crisp (Greenland, NH) was able to shut the door in the top of the seventh to secure the complete game victory (4-3). She allow four runs, two of them earned, on five hits, while recording 12 strikeouts.


RIC sophomore Lauren DiScuillo (East Providence, RI) went 2.0 innings, allowing four runs on four hits and one strikeout in the loss (2-7).