The CCRI Lady Knights softball team traveled to Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA for a doubleheader on Thursday. The Lady Knights swept the doubleheader 13-2 and 6-5. With the victories the Lady Knights improve to 6-10 overall and 5-1 in Region XXI play.
CCRI 13 Massasoit 2
On the mound for the Lady Knights sophomore Macayla Paiva (West Greenwich, RI) was very impressive. Paiva threw seven strong innings allowing just two earned runs on seven hits, walking four and striking out eight Warrior batters to earn her third victory of the year.
Offensively for CCRI, scored in the first inning when Sam Archambeault (Harrisville, RI) singled with two outs and scored when Ashley Spear (Harrisville, RI) hit an RBI double. The Lady Knights tacked-on another run in the second inning when Jess Brosnahan (Warwick, RI) singled with two outs followed by Amber Boucher (Warwick, RI) who doubled, and Co-Captain Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI) hit an RBI single to score Brosnahan. Sophomore Sarah Deal (North Kingstown, RI) led-off the sixth inning with a triple and later scored on a two out RBI double by Amber Boucher, who scored on an RBI double by Alex Place. Place scored on an RBI single by Taylor Butler (North Kingstown, RI). The Lady Knights exploded for eight runs seventh inning, in fact they did not make an out until they had gotten eight hits. Spear, Liz Coburn (Chepachet, RI) and Deal led-off with singles followed by Alexis Jendzejec (West Greenwich, RI) with an RBI single. Brosnahan followed with a two RBIs single, Boucher singled, followed by Place with an RBI single. CCRI scored three more as Butler hit a two RBIs double and Archambeault had an RBI sac fly to record the first out and before the inning was over Spear added another hit.
Leading the way for CCRI was Alex Place who was 3-4 with two runs scored three RBIs a double and two stolen bases, followed by Amber Boucher with three hits a walk, two doubles. Two runs scored an RBI and a stolen base. Ashley Spear and Jess Brosnahan added three hits apiece as well while combining for three runs scored and three RBIs. Rounding out the Lady Knights’ attack was Liz Coburn, Sarah Deal, and Taylor Butler with two hits apiece while Archambeault and Jendzejec added a hit apiece.
CCRI 6 Massasoit 5 (in six innings due to darkness)
On the mound for the Lady Knights freshman Taylor Butler (North Kingstown, RI) throwing six innings allowing five runs but only one of them earned on six hits, walking one and striking out four Warrior batters to pick up her third victory of the year. Butler helped her own cause at the plate with a hit and an RBI.
CCRI scored two runs in the first inning when Co-Captain Alex Place led-off with a walk followed by Sam Archambeault who singled and Ashley Spear scored place in a fielder’s choice and Liz Coburn followed with a two-out RBI single. Jess Brosnahan led-off the second inning with a double followed by Alexis Jendzejec who sacrifice bunted her over to third base and Place added two-out RBI single. Spear had a one-out single in 5th and later scored. The final CCRI runs came as Jendzejec led-off sixth with a double followed by Amber Boucher with an RBI single and a Taylor Butler RBI single. The game was cut short due darkness. Had the sixth inning not been completed CCRI would have lost because the score at the end of five innings was 5-4 Massasoit.
Leading the way for CCRI was Amber Boucher with two hits a run scored and an RBI, followed by Jess Brosnahan with two hits including a double and a runs scored. Sam Archambeault also added two hits and a runs scored while Alex Place, Ashley Spear, Liz Coburn, Sarah Deal, and Alexis Jendzejec each added a hit.
The next games for the Lady Knights will be Friday the 18th when they travel to South Portland, MA to play the Seawolves of Southern Maine Community College for a doubleheader beginning at 3:00pm.
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.