03.08.13: The CCRI Lady Knights softball team began their season at the National Training Center in Clermont, FL, owned by softball Hall of Famer Dot Richardson on Friday. On Friday the Lady Knights met the Barons of Burlington County College from Pemberton, NJ for a doubleheader. The Lady Knights lost twice 8-2 and 14-6 in 10 innings. With the losses the Lady Knights begin the season 0-2.
CCRI-2 Burlington County-8
On the mound for the Lady Knights Tri-Captain Mel Iadeluca (Warwick, RI) got the start and threw two innings giving-up three runs, two earned on five hits with two walks and a strikeout. Not a bad outing for Iadeluca but she took the loss and was relieved by Macayla Paiva (West Greenwich, RI) who threw five innings giving up five runs, four earned on seven hits with two walks and a strikeout.
At the plate for the Lady Knights they were led by freshman Sara Deal (North Kingstown, RI) who went 2-3 with a double and a single with two RBIs followed by freshman Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI) who went 2-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Also helping the Lady Knights was Brittany Smith (North Providence, RI) who added a hit and Kyrie Craig (Warwick, RI) added a walk and run scored.
All the runs for the Lady Knights came in the third inning. Alex Place singled with two outs, stole two bases, Kyrie Craig walked and Sara Deal hit a two RBIs double to score Place and Craig. CCRI could not hold that lead as Burlington battled back in the bottom of the inning to score three runs on small ball and a couple errors to take the lead. Burlington tacked on a couple more before the game ended to win by the final score of 8-2.
CCRI- 6 Burlington- 14
On the mound for the Lady Knights Katie Paddock (Providence, RI) pitched very well throwing 10 strong innings, allowing eight earned runs on 11 hits striking out three and walking just two Burlington batters. Though her pitching line did not look pretty Paddock pitched a very strong game all the way through unfortunately late-game errors let the game get away. Paddock helped her own cause at the plate adding two hits including a double
At the plate the Lady Knights were led by Tri-Captain Izzy MarcAurele (Cranston, RI) with three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored followed by Alex Place who also had three hits with a stolen base. Also helping CCRI was Sara Deal with two hits, an RBI and a stolen base and Tri-Captain Mel Iadeluca added a hit as did Tri-Captain Liz Coburn (Chepachet, RI) with a stolen base. Rounding out the CCRI offense was Kate Fowler (Warwick, RI) with a hit, RBI, run scored and stolen base and Amber Boucher (Warwick, RI) with a hit.
The Lady Knights have the weekend off and will look to get their first win of the year when they play Monday at 3:00pm vs. Muscatine CC followed by a game with St. Clair County CC at 5:00pm
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.