The CCRI Lady Knights softball team hosted the Bulldogs of Dean College form Franklin, MA for a doubleheader Sunday. The Lady Knights and Bulldogs split the doubleheader with CCRI winning the first 8-0 in six innings but losing the second game 6-4. With the split the Lady Knights’ record is not 4-10 on the season and 3-1 in Region XXI play.
CCRI- 8 Dean- 0 (six innings by the mercy rule)
On the mound for the Lady Knights Macayla Paiva (West Greenwich, RI) got the start and was excellent. Paiva threw a six inning shutout allowing just five hits, with one walk and four strikeouts to earn her second win of the year. She also helped her own cause with a hit in the sixth inning. Paiva was lifted for a pinch-runner, Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ), who later scored an important run.
Offensively for CCRI they got one runs in the first as Taylor Butler (North Kingstown, RI) doubled and was advanced to third on a sacrifice by Sam Archambeault (Harrisville, RI). The Lady Knight benefitted from some sloppy defense from Dean in the second as they scored three runs on three runs on one hit and four errors to make the score 4-0 CCRI. The Lady Knights exploded for four runs in the sixth inning. Jesse Ossian scored on a fielder’s choice from Jess Brosnahan (Warwick, RI), followed by an RBI single from Amber Boucher (Warwick, RI). Boucher and Rebecca Edwards (Attleboro, MA), running for Brosnahan, scored the winning runs on a 2-RBIs single form Taylor Butler to end the game 8-0 in six innings.
CCRI- 4 Dean- 6
On the mound for the Lady Knights Taylor Butler pitched well enough to win but a few mental lapses in the field led to unearned runs and a couple runs that were technically earned runs but plays could have been made. Butler threw seven strong innings allowing six runs, four earned, on 10 hits with two intentional walks. An error in the first led to an unearned run to score. In the second inning the bases were loaded with no outs, CCRI got a line-out and doubled-off the runner at first for two outs. From there they intentionally walked a batter to get a force at any base but that back fired as the next batter hit a long double to left field that scored two and another runs scored on a throwing error to give Dean a 4-2 lead. Dean scored two more earned runs in the seventh to take a 6-3 lead and the Lady Knights could only score one more to make the final score 6-4 Dean.
Offensively for CCRI they scored a run on the first when Ashely Spear (Harrisville, RI) plated Co-Captain Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI) to tie the score 1-1. CCRI tacked-on another in the second when Amber Boucher tripled in Liz Coburn who had walked earlier to make the score 2-1 CCRI. Dean had a three run third making the score 4-2 Dean. CCRI scored another run in the fourth when Coburn doubled and scored on a single from Boucher making the score 4-3 Dean. The final run for CCRI came in the seventh when Alexis Jendzejec (West Greenwich, RI) singled home Taylor Butler. But that is as close as CCRI would get as with two outs Coburn would hit a deep fly ball to left center with two on that ended the game.
Leading the way offensively for CCRI on the day was Amber Boucher who reached and scored twice in the first game with a hit and had two hits in the second game including a triple and two RBI. Boucher was helped by Taylor Butler who was 2-3 with a double and a run in the first game and 3-4 with a run scored I the second game.
The next games for CCRI will be tomorrow when they travel to Concord, NH to play the Lynx on New Hampshire Tech.
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.