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Softball is on a roll

Isaac Bean

Sport Editor


Rhode Island College softball has been dominant this year. The Anchorwomen have showcased shut down pitching as well as having a high powered offense. The Anchorwomen have won four in a row including a double header against University of Southern Maine this past Saturday. 


The first game of the double header saw the Anchorwomen completely shut down the Huskies offense. Junior pitcher Abby Kidd continues her undefeated season as she pitched five shutdown innings while surrendering only four hits in the game. Kidd has been incredible for the Anchorwomen this season as the junior has a record of 14-0. 


The bats for the Anchorwomen also were incredibly productive in game one. The Anchorwomen scored 11 runs in just five innings which forced the game to get called early due to a mercy rule. Sophomore Noelle Simmons had a day in the batters box. Simmons earned herself five RBI’s, three of them came on a three run-homer in the fifth inning. Simmons now has 31 RBI’s on the season which is second on the team.


Other key contributors in the game one win against University of Southern Maine included junior Sarah Mickelson who earned three RBI’s on a double. Amanda Conti, Reilly Austin and Melanie Earley all also earned themselves an RBI in this game.


Game two of the double head was much closer. The Anchorwomen’s offense did not score until the fourth inning when Earley hit an RBI single that scored Simmons. The Anchorwomen were up 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning. The Huskies responded right back and earned a run tying the game at one run a piece.

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The Huskies ended up taking a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth. This game is completely different from the first game of the day. The Huskies looked like they were going to beat the then 24-3 Anchorwomen. The Anchorwomen were down 2-1 in the top of the seventh inning. If a run was not scored the game would have been over. Luckily, Simmons was able to score after the Huskie committed a throwing error. This made the lead 2-2. Later in the inning the Anchorwomen took a 3-2 lead when Earley hit an RBI single that scored freshman Sydney Duclos.


Now with the lead, the Anchorwomen brought in Kidd to save. Kidd shut the Huskies down after only surrendering a single. Kidd earned herself a save. Junior Taylor Babcock earned the win while also keeping her undefeated season alive after pitching six innings while only surrendering two runs. Babcock is now 10-0 on the season. 


That win improved the Anchorwomen’s record to 25-3 on the season. The Anchorwomen look to improve their record to 26-3 on the season when they go back home to play UMass Dartmouth in another double header on Tuesday.

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