04.09.13: The CCRI Lady Knights softball team traveled to Springfield, MA to play the Pride of Springfield College Junior Varsity on Tuesday. The Lady Knight split the doubleheader losing the first game 5-4 in eight innings (seven is regulation) and then winning the second game 10-2. With the split the Lady Knights are now 5-11 on the season.
CCRI- 4 Springfield JV- 5
On the mound for the Lady Knights was Katie Paddock (Providence, RI) who threw eight strong innings allowing five earned runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out five Pride batters to take the hard-luck loss in extra innings. This game was very similar to the their first game on Friday where the Lady Knights won 2-1 in Extra innings but this time the Pride got the nod in a hard-fought game. Through six innings Paddock was pitching a shutout only giving up three hits with four strikeouts. Springfield game back in the 7th with four runs off four hits and two walks and eventually won the game in the 8th in the International Tiebreaker scoring the runner with a single.
CCRI scored three runs in the second inning as Sarah Deal (North Kingstown, RI) led-off with a single, and Macayla Paiva (West Greenwich, RI) drew a one out walk followed by Kyrie Craig (Warwick, RI) who reached on an error. Amber Boucher (Warwick, RI) the got an RBI single. Co-Captain Izzy MarcAurele (Cranston, RI) added the CCRI attack had a single in the third and a one run homerun in the fifth.
Offensively Co-Captain Izzy MarcAurele led CCRI with two hits including a homerun with an RBI and run scored and was helped by Amber Boucher with a hit and RBI and Sarah Deal with a hit and a run scored.
CCRI- 10 Springfield JV- 2
On the mound for the Lady Knights Co-Captain Mel Iadeluca (Warwick, RI) got the start and victory throwing seven strong innings allowing two runs, none earned on three hits while striking out two Pride batters. Iadeluca also helped her own cause at the plate going 3-3 with a double an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base. Springfield's only two runs came in the second inning when errors allowed runners to reach base and score. No runs were earned. Iadeluca only allowed 1 hit the rest of the game with one strikeout and no walks.
Also helping the Lady Knights’ offense was Co-Captain Liz Coburn (Chepachet, RI) with three hits, two RBIs and a stolen base along with Co-Captain Izzy MarcAurele added a three run homerun with two runs scored and a stolen base. Also having multi-hit game was Kyrie Craig with two hits and a stolen base. Rounding out the CCRI attack was Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI), Brittany Frey (Warwick, RI), Amber Boucher, and Sarah Deal who each had a hit apiece.
CCRI scored the first run in the second inning as Iadeluca started with one-out double, followed by a single by Craig that moved Iadeluca to third who later scored on a passed ball. Frey also added a bunt single, three more runs scored in the third inning. Coburn led off with a single but was taken off the bases with a Fielder’s Choice that put MarcAurele on first. Paddock then drew a one-out walk followed by a two RBIs single by Deal. Iadeluca then added an RBI single. Four more runs were scored in the fourth inning. Boucher led-off the inning with a double and stole third base, Place walked, followed by Coburn with an RBI single scoring Boucher. With two on MarcAurele hit her second homerun of the day with a three run blast. Iadeluca also charted her third hit of the day before the inning ended. CCRI tacked-on two more insurance runs in the seventh. Iadeluca led off with a walk followed by a single by Craig who followed Boucher who also walked which loaded the bases. Place singled for an RBI and Coburn followed with another single also garnering an RBI.
The Lady Knights’ next game will be Monday the 15ht of April when they will host the Seawolves of Southern Mane Community College from South Portland, ME at 3:30 for a doubleheader. The Lady Knights road trip to Ohio has been cancelled due to mutual scheduling conflicts between CCRI and the Ohio teams.
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