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Lady Knights defeat Dean in doubleheader!
The CCRI Lady knights softball team traveled to Franklin, MA to play the Bulldogs of Dean College for a doubleheader on Wednesday for a doubleheader. The Lady Knights defeated the Bulldogs 12-0 and 11-4. With the two victories the Lady Knights improve to 9-11 on the season and 4-2 in Region XXI play.
CCRI 12 Dean 0
On the mound for the Lady Knights Katie Paddock (Providence, RI) was brilliant, throwing six inning one-hit shutout to pick up her third win of the year. Paddock allowed just one hit, in the second inning, struck out four and faced just 19 batters over six strong innings. But Paddock was not done there because she helped her own cause at the plate going 3-4 with a double and seven RBIs to lead the Lady Knights’ attack.
Also helping the Lady Knights offensively was Kate Fowler (Warwick, RI) who went 2-2 with two RBIs, two runs scored, a walks and a sacrifice and Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI) had two hit a run scored and three stolen bases. Also having a big game for CCRI was Sarah Deal (North Kingstown, RI) with two hits, two runs scored and a walk. Rounding out the Lady Knights offense was Tri-Captain Izzy MarcAurele (Cranston, RI), Tri-Captain Mel Iadeluca (Warwick, RI), Tri-Captain Liz Coburn (Chepachet, RI), and Kyrie Craig (Warwick RI) added a hit apiece.
Place and Coburn lead off game with back to back hits in the first but did not score and the game remained scoreless through three innings. Fowler led off the fourth with a base hit but was erased on a fielder’s choice by MarcAurele in the next at bat. Deal followed with a walk putting runners on first and second with one out and Paddock gets her first base hit and two RBIs in the game. Fowler gets two out walk in fifth followed by base hits by MarcAurele and Deal to load the bases for Paddock who gets her second hit of the game and another two RBIs scoring Fowler and MarcAurele. Place gets a two out single in sixth followed by a Coburn walk and two RBI single by Fowler. MarcAurele walks and Deal singles and Paddock capped her great game with a three RBIs double.
CCRI 11 Dean 4
In the second game of the doubleheader Macayla Paiva (West Greenwich, RI) got the start and pitched very well. Paiva pitched a no hitter through four innings, but it was broken up in the fifth inning with a leadoff double, and the two singles that scored one run for Dean. They added a second run in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh inning. But he game was well in hand by that point after the Lady Knights erupted for seven runs in the sixth inning. In total Paiva threw seven strong innings allowing eight hits, four runs, three earned, with two walks and four strikeouts.
Offensively the Lady Knights were led by Alex Place who had three hits, a walk, three runs scored and three more stolen bases to give her six on the day. Place was assisted by Mel Iadeluca with two hits and two RBIs and Kate Fowler with two hits, an RBI and a walk. Also having a good game was Amber Boucher with a double, three walks an RBI and a stolen base and Liz Coburn added a double, an RBI a walk and a stolen base and Izzy MarcAurele and Sarah Deal added a hit apiece.
Place led-off the game with a single and stolen base followed by Fowler with a one out sacrifice to move Place to third and later scored on an error. Boucher led-off the third inning with a walk followed by a single by Place. Boucher stole third and eventually scores on a passed ball. Deal led off sixth inning with a single, Craig reached on a one out bunt attempt and error. Boucher hits a double to get an RBI followed by Place who bunted and reaches on error, and Coburn walked, Fowler bunts for a single followed by MarcAurele and Paddock who were both hit by a pitch back-to-back capped by an Iadeluca two out two RBI single. Seventh inning started with walk by Boucher who was erased caught stealing at second, Place followed with a walk and scored on an RBI double from Coburn, who scored on an RBI single by Fowler.
The Lady Knights are back in action Thursday when they travel to Brockton, MA to play the Warriors of Massasoit Community College in a critical regional doubleheader. The Lady Knights have to win both games to have a shot at hosting the Region XXI championship on the weekend of the 27th and 28th.
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.