The CCRI Lady Knights softball team hosted the Sea Wolves of Sothern Maine Community /college for a doubleheader on Monday. The Lady Knights swept the Sea Wolves 10-0 and 13-0. With the sweep CCRI improves to 7-11 on the season.
CCRI- 10 Southern Maine CC-0 in five innings by the Mercy Rule
On the mound for the Lady Knights Katie Paddock (Providence, RI) got the start and was excellent throwing five shutout innings allowing just three singles and three walks while striking out six Sea Wolves. Paddock kept the Sea Wolves bats a bay for most of the game, she did get in a little trouble in the third inning with the bases loaded and two outs but got out of the jam as clean-up batter Kathryn Gilio hit a soft liner to Sarah Deal (North Kingstown, RI) to end the threat. With the shutout, Paddock picked up her second win of the season.
At the plate for the Knights Sarah Deal had an unbelievable day she began the doubleheader by going 2-2 with a double, a 3-run homerun, three RBIs and two runs scored she was helped by Co-Captain Liz Coburn (Chepachet, RI) whom also had two hits, a single and a double with an RBI and a run scored. Also helping the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Izzy MarcAurele (Cranston, RI) with a single and a run scored and Alex Place (East Greenwich RI) had a single and an RBI and Co-Captain Mel Iadeluca (Warwick, RI) added a sacrifice a walk and two runs scored. The Lady Knights exploded for eight runs in the second inning capped by a three run inside the park home run from Deal. They added two more in the third inning to make the score 10-0 and held the Sea wolves for the next two at bats to secure the 10-0 victory in five innings by the eight run Mercy Rule.
CCRI- 13 SMCC- 0 five innings by the Mercy Rule
On the mound for the Lady Knights Dara Patton (Cranston, RI) got the start and pitched her best game in a CCRI uniform. Patton threw five shutout innings allowing just five hits, walking one and striking out three Sea Wolves to earn her first career victory. Patton was in complete control the entire game never allowing a runner to advance past second base the entire game to earn the shutout victory.
Offensively the Lady Knights erupted for 13 runs on 14 hits. Once again Sarah Deal led the way with two triples and three RBIs which she missed the cycle for the day because she did not get a single but did have a homer, two triples and a double, six RBIs and four runs scored on the day which raised her batting average from .365 to .404. Deal was helped by Co-Captain Izzy MarcAurele who went 2-3 with a 2-run home run, a single and two runs scored. The blast was MarcAurele’s third of the season which leads the team. Also having a big game at the plate was Kate Fowler (Warwick, RI) with two RBI singles and two runs scored and Amber Boucher (Warwick, RI) added two singles and two RBIs. Liz Coburn and Alex Place also had two hits for the game while Mel Iadeluca and Kyrie Craig (Warwick, RI) added a hit apiece to round out the CCRI offensive explosion. The Lady Knights scored three in the first inning, four in the second inning, one run in the third and capped the game with five runs in the fourth for the quick 13-0 victory.
The Lady Knights are off Tuesday but have two big regional doubleheaders this week Wednesday when they travel to Franklin, MA to play Dean College at 3:00pm and Thursday when they travel to Brockton, MA to play the Warriors of Massasoit CC at 3:30pm.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.