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Softball wins twelve in a row

Isaac Bean

Sports Editor

Rhode Island College Softball has been the best team on campus during the spring semester. The Anchorwomen have won their last 12 games making their record 14-2 on the season. A big part of the win streak is senior Avery Katz. Katz has been the Anchorwomen’s best player this season as she has a batting average of .489 on the season.

The Anchorwomen most recently competed in a double header at home against Western Connecticut State on Saturday. The first game against Wolves started off great for the Anchorwomen. The first inning saw the Anchorwomen score three runs. The first two runs were RBI’s by senior Katelyn Ashe and freshman Brianna Bailey. The other run scored was on an error committed by the Wolves which caused sophomore Noelle Simmons to score.

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Abby Kidd was incredible on the mound to start the game. The junior struck out seven batters in the first three innings. Kidd only allowed one hit and was pitching a shutout up until this point in the game.

The Anchorwomen scored one run in the third inning to give them a 4-0 lead. The big inning for the Anchorwomen came in the fourth. The Anchorwomen scored five runs to increase their lead to 9-0. The bases were loaded and Simmons got walked which increased their lead to 5-0. Ashe then had a big two RBI double to increase the lead to 7-0. This was then followed by RBI singles by Reilly Austin and Bailey to make the score 9-0. 

The Anchorwomen were able to score one more run in the sixth inning after Bailey hit a solo home run. Kidd had one inning where she gave up runs. She gave up three runs in the fifth inning, but outside of that was outstanding on the mound. She earned herself her eight win of the season after the Anchowomen won 10-3.

The next game in the double header was much closer. The Wolves got off to a quick start in the first inning scoring two runs right off the bat. The Anchorwomen’s first inning ended up being a one two three inning which gave the Wolves some momentum to start the game.

Taylor Babcock was able to shut down the wolves the next two innings. During those two innings the Anchorwomen were able to get some runs on the board. Junior Sarah Mickelson got the Anchorwomen going in the second inning with an RBI single that made the score 2-1. This inning was then followed up with a big for four run inning for the Anchorwomen in the third. Simmons was able to knock in Amanda Conti to tie the game at two runs a piece. Later in the inning, freshman Melanie Earley hit a big three run home run to give the Anchorwomen a 5-2 lead.

That home run would be the last runs scored by the Anchorwomen in this game. Fortunately, the pitching held up good for the last four innings to give the Anchorwoman a 5-4 win on the day. Babcock earned her sixth win of the season. Kidd earned a save after she shut down the wolves in the seventh inning. This game brought the Anchorwomen’s record to 14-2 on the season

The Anchorwomen will look to continue their success when they take on Albertus Magnus College in a double header this Tuesday.


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