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Softball: Warriors Gain Second Sweep of Week, Extend Winning Streak to Five

Softball: Warriors Gain Second Sweep of Week, Extend Winning Streak to Five
 
 
 
 
 

Providence, R.I.—Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore second baseman Jackie Lewis (Mystic)went 5-for-7 with two runs scored, two doubles, four RBI and two steals as the Warriors swept a doubleheader from Rhode Islandn College, 9-0, 11-1 in five innings  in Little East Conference action played at the Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex Saturday afternoon.

 

THE BASICS

Game One: Eastern Connecticut 9, Rhode Island College 0

Game Two: Eastern Connecticut 11, Rhode Island College 1 (five innings)

Eastern Connecticut (6-11, 3-1 LEC)

Rhode Island College (4-8, 0-4 LEC)

 

HOW IT HAPPENED: GAME ONE

• The Warriors scored twice in the top of the first, highlighted by freshman right fielder Alexis Tyrell's (Torrington, CT) RBI single and sophomore shortstop Sara Pisanelli's (Wallingford)sacrifice fly.

• Freshman pitcher Morgan Bolduk (Vernon) homered and Lewis knocked in one with an RBI single in the third.  Bolduk picked up an RBI on a ground out in the fourth to stake the Warriors to a 5-0 lead.

• The Warriors broke the game open with a four-run seventh, highlighted by a Pisanelli three-run blast.

• Bolduk was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI, while hurling a complete game two-hitter with 10 strikeouts to pick up the win (4-4). RIC junior Briana Gough  took the loss (2-3).

 

HOW IT HAPPENED: GAME TWO

• Eastern  buried the Anchorwomen with five runs each in the first and second to go up 10-0. Sophomore designated hitter Haleigh Cardello (Litchfield, NH) dealt a big blow with a three-run blast in the first. Sophomore third baseman Crysta Wolksi (West Hartford)doubled in a pair in the second. 

• Senior catcher Chelsea Schott  led off with a walk and later scored on a double play ground out as RIC got on the board in the second. Junior left fielder Calli Duthrie (Griswold) got the run back in the third with a leadoff triple and trotted home on a throwing error.

• ECSU sophomore pitcher Jacky Arndt (Chelmsford, MA) picked up the win (2-1) with a one-hit, nine strikeout performance. RIC junior pitcher Erica Fleming  took the loss (2-5).

• Cardello went 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored in the win.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

• Pisanelli went 3-for-7 with three runs scored and five RBI in the twinbill. Bolduk went 4-for-7 with four runs scored, a double, triple, homer and two RBI.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

• Eastern hosts Western New England University in a non-conference home doubleheader Sunday at noon.

Games recap courtesy of Rhode Island College Sports Information Office