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Lady Knights fall to Spoon River in Florida


Emily McNeil

Emily McNeil

Titusville, FL, – March 12, 2020: The CCRI Lady Knights softball team traveled to Chain of Lakes park in Titusville, FL to conclude their early season Spring Training trip. On their last day the Lady Knights faced the Snappers of Spoon River Community College from Canton, IL. The Lady Knights lost to the Snappers 16-3. With the loss the Lady Knights are now 2-5 on the season.

Game 1: CCRI- 3 Spoon River- 16

In the circle for the Lady Knights was freshman Emily Drainville (Rumford, RI). Drainville was pitching in her third game for the Lady Knights against the toughest line-up they have faced in on their trip. Drainville pitched one inning giving up four runs on two hits with four walks to take the loss. Drainville was relieved by Kelsea Moran (Central Falls, RI) who pitched four innings allowing 12 runs on 10 hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Both pitchers showed tremendous character while facing a team that had dismantled all the teams they had played during their first week in Cocoa Beach. The good news for the Lady Knights is they will not face an opponent this tough unless they qualify for the National Championship Tournament.

Offensively for the Lady Knights Freshman Emily McNeil (West Warwick, RI) had two hits including a single and a double with and RBI and a run scored. Sophomore Co-Captain Mackenzie Doyle (Glocester, RI) had two hits with a stolen base and a run scored. Freshman Haylie Wellman (Ashaway, RI) had two hits with a run scored. Sophomore Emily Coburn (Chepachet, RI) added a single. Unfortunately for the Lady Knights could muster which was not enough versus the dynamic Snappers’ line-up.

The next games for the Lady Knights would be Saturday March 22 when they travel to Selden, NY to play the Sharks of Suffolk County Community College at 12noon and 2pm.

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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 10 varsity, four club programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.