Warwick, R.I. – May 4, 2015: The CCRI Lady Knights softball team traveled to Georgetown DE to compete in the NJCAA District K Softball Tournament. The Tournament participants were:
Region XXI Champions CCRI (10-4), Region XIX Champions Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (22-2), and Region III Champions Mercyhurst North East (25-10). In the first game Del Tech beat Mercyhurst 8-0. In the second game Delaware tech beat CCRI 11-1, in the third game Mercyhurst beat CCRI 8-0 eliminating CCRI. On Sunday Mercyhurst came back to defeat Delaware Tech twice 3-2 and 3-1 to capture the District K championship and qualify for the 2015 NJCAA National Championship May 13-15th in Clinton, MS. With the tow losses the Lady Knights’ season ends with a10-6 overall record and second consecutive Region XXI Championship!
In the circle for the Lady Knights in the first game freshman Erica Jewett (Coventry, RI) got the start but only lasted two and a third innings allowing five earned runs on two hits walking five to take the loss. Jewett was relieved by Sophomore Co-Captain Taylor Butler (North Kingstown, RI) who threw two innings allowing four runs, none earned, on two hits, walking two.
At the plate for the Lady Knights Sophomore Jess Brosnahan (Warwick, RI) had a hit and CCRI’s only RBI, Brosnahan was helped by freshman Meghan Rousseau (Richmond, RI) who added a hits and run scored and Butler also added a hit but that is all as CCRI was not able to mount much offense. They scored their lone run in the top of the fourth inning as Rousseau led off with a single followed by a bunt single from Butler, followed by a Jenna Urso (West Warwick, RI) walk. From there, Jess Brosnahan singled home Rousseau followed by a line-out and pop out to end the scoring threat.
In the circle for the Lady Knights Co-Captain Taylor Butler got the start and went four and two thirds innings giving up eight runs, only three earned on nine hits walking two and striking out three to take the loss.
Offensively the Lady Knights once again was not clicking as they only had three total hits and never more than one in any single inning. Co-Captain Taylor Butler had one hits as did fellow Co-Captain Maxine DeLuise (Warwick, RI) with hit while sophomore Ashely Spear (Harrisville, RI) added the other CCRI hit.
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.