The CCRI Lady Knights softball team hosted the Wyverns of Quinsigamond Community College from Worcester, MA for a Region XXI league doubleheader on Saturday. The Lady Knights defeated the Wyverns 9-0 and 10-0. With the victories the Lady Knights improve to 10-10- overall and 7-1 in Region XXI play. Saturday was also 2014 CCRI Lady Knights’ Sophomore Day as CCRI honored their five sophomores playing in their final regular season home games: Co-Captain Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI), Co-Captain Liz Coburn (Chepachet, RI), Macayla Paiva (West Greenwich, RI), Sarah Deal (North Kingstown, RI), and Amber Boucher (Warwick, RI).
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In the circle for the Lady Knights was sophomore Macayla Paiva who was dominant allowing just a single with one out in the fifth inning. Paiva had a perfect game until that point but she still put up eye-popping numbers with eight strikeouts of the 15 batters faced and never allowing a runner past first base to pick-up her fifth victory of the year.
Offensively for CCRI they put the game out of reach in the second inning with two outs the Lady Knights scored seven runs on six consecutive hits. Co-Captain Alex Place got the first RBI with a single that scored Amber Boucher (Warwick, RI) after Sarah Deal had scored on an error. Sam Archambeault (Harrisville, RI) had the big hit of the inning with a two-RBI triple to deep left center to score Place and Taylor Butler (North Kingstown, RI). CCRI capped the seven-run second with back-to-back RBI doubles from Ashley Spear (Harrisville, RI) and Jess Brosnahan (Warwick, RI) and an RBI single from Co-Captain Liz Coburn. The Lady Knights tacked-on two more in the third inning with an RBI double form Butler to score Alexis Jendzejec (West Greenwich, RI). Butler later scored on an RBI single form Sam Archambeault.
The Lady Knights were led by Taylor Butler who went 3-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI, followed by Sam Archambeault who went 2-3 with a three RBIs and a triple. Also helping CCRI was Alex Place with two hits and a run scored. Liz Coburn and Ashley Spear also added two hits apiece.
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In the circle for CCRI freshman Taylor Butler who was also very effective throwing five strong innings allowing just three hits and striking out six in the shut out to earn her fifth victory of the year. Butler also helped her own cause at the plate going 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Offensively for CCRI they scored two in the first inning when Butler scored on a throwing error on a fielder’s choice form Ashley Spear. Spear scored after Sarah Deal singled to right field and the right fielder misplayed the ball along the run to score. CCRI scored five in the second inning as Alex Place plated Macayla Paiva with an RBI triple. Place scored on a single for Butler. Butler stole two bases and scored on a single from Archambeault. Archambeault stole second and scored on a single from Spear, and Spear scored on an error by the center fielder. The Lady Knights added three unearned runs in the third inning to cap the scoring at 10-0.
Leading the way for CCRI was Alex Place with an RBI triple, a two-RBI double, a stolen base and a run scored and Taylor Butler added two hits, two stolen bases, two runs scored and an RBI. Also helping the Lady Knights was Macayla Paiva and Ashley Spear who had a hit and two runs scored apiece.
The next games for the Lady Knights will be Thursday when they travel to Dean College Franklin, MA to play the Bulldogs for a doubleheader beginning at 3:00pm. The CCRI doubleheader at Sacred Heart University has been cancelled.
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