Washington, D.C.—Senior catcher Emma Simmons (Saunderstown, RI) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, one RBI and a pair of doubles as the Rhode Island College softball team opened the 2019 season with an 11-1 (five innings) win at Gallaudet on Saturday afternoon.
Rhode Island College 11, Gallaudet 1 (five innings)
Rhode Island College (1-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Sophomore right fielder Erica Fluskey (Trumbull, CT) went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a triple. Senior third baseman Cristin Chiaverini (Pawtucket, RI) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and a double.
• Senior pitcher Briana Gough (West Warwick, RI) allowed just one run on three hits to go along with three strikeouts in four innings of work to earn the win (1-0). Freshman Reilly Clancy (Narragansett, RI) hurled one inning of scoreless relief.
• A pair of Gallaudet errors in the top of the first staked the visitors to a 3-0 lead. After surrendering a run in the bottom of the first, RIC scored three in the second, four in the third and one in the fifth to end the game early.
• The hosts made three errors in the game, while the Anchorwomen played flawless defense. RIC pounded out 10 hits in the win.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will face Frostburg State (at Gallaudet) at 1 p.m.