Providence, R.I.--The Rhode Island College softball team swept intra-state rival Roger Williams in a non-conference doubleheader played at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex on Tuesday. RIC posted a 9-5 win in the opener and completed the sweep with an 11-8 victory in the nightcap.
Game One: Rhode Island College 9, Roger Williams 5
Game Two: Rhode Island College 11, Roger Williams 8
Roger Williams (4-19-1)
Rhode Island College (6-8)
HOW IT HAPPENED: GAME ONE
• Roger Williams capitalized on a pair of RIC errors in the top of the first to plate an unearned run and the 1-0 advantage.
• RIC responded in the bottom of the first when an RBI double from junior catcher Emma Simmons (Saunderstown, RI) knotted the game at 1-1 and an RBI single from senior first baseman Chelsea Schott (Meriden, CT) put the Anchorwomen up 2-1.
• RIC tacked on four runs in the bottom of the second inning, which included RBI singles from Simmons and senior shortstop Nicole Venturini (North Scituate, RI).
• The visiting Hawks closed the gap to 6-3 in the top of the third on a two-run double from junior Michaela Pohl (Middleboro, MA).
• RIC responded in the bottom of the frame as an RBI single from freshman right fielder Erica Fluskey (Trumbull, CT) gave the Anchorwomen the 7-3 advantage.
• Roger Williams cut into the lead in the top of the sixth when a two-run double from sophomore right fielder Tara Chatowsky (North Kingstown, RI) made the score 7-5. That would be as close as the Hawks would get, however as a two-run double from junior center fielder Michaela Deangelis (North Providence, RI) propelled RIC to the 9-5 victory.
• Venturini went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, while Simmons went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the win for the Anchorwomen.
• Tara Chatowski went 2-for-3 in the loss for Roger Williams.
• Junior Hailey Prechtel (Glenmont, NY) suffered the loss for Roger Williams, giving up six runs on four hits in one inning of work.
• Junior Briana Gough (West Warwick, RI) picked up the complete-game win for RIC, allowing five runs on eight hits in seven innings.
HOW IT HAPPENED: GAME TWO
• Schott staked RIC to an early lead in the first inning with a three-run homer.
• Roger Williams grabbed the lead in the top of the second inning when they pushed across six runs, which included a two-run inside the park home run from freshman Michaela Federico (Walpole, MA) for the 6-3 advantage.
• RIC plated an unearned run in the bottom of the second to cut the lead to 6-4.
• The Anchorwomen erupted for four runs in the bottom of the fourth, including an RBI groundout from Gough, to take the 8-6 lead. RIC added a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth for the 11-6 advantage.
• Roger Williams chipped away with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, but it wouldn't be enough as RIC held on for the 11-8 victory.
• Schott went 2-for-3 with a run scored and four RBI, while DeAngelis was 3-for-3 with three runs scored in the win.
• Federico was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI in the setback for the Hawks.
• Junior Erica Fleming (Sagamore Beach, MA) recorded the victory for RIC, giving up eight runs on nine hits with two strikeouts.
• Freshman Ellie Fleming (Marshfield, MA) suffered the loss in the pitching circle for Roger Williams, giving up six runs on seven hits in three innings.
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Worcester State on Thursday, April 12 (4 p.m.).