The CCRI Softball team traveled to South Portland, ME to take on the Seawolves of Southern Maine Community College on Friday, earning a doubleheader sweep with 12-6 and 10-9 wins. With the pair of wins, the Lady Knights improved to 8-10 on the season.
CCRI- 12 SMCC- 6
Sophomore Macayla Paiva (West Greenwich, RI) picked up the win on the mound for the Knights, going the distance while surrendering six runs in a complete-game effort. Paiva scattered 10 hits and fought through a five-run Southern Maine fourth inning to finish the game strong.
Offensively, the Lady Knights were on fire, tallying a season-high 21 hits in the win. The 12-run outburst was highlighted by a five-run first inning. Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI), Taylor Butler (North Kingstown, RI), Sam Archambeault (Harrisville, RI), Sarah Deal (North Kingstown, RI), Liz Coburn (Chepachet, RI), and Jess Brosnahan (Warwick, RI) all picked up singles in the inning, with Archambeault, Deal, and Brosnahan picking up RBI’s in the inning.
Additionally, the Lady Knights had six players with three hits in the game: Place, Brosnahan, Archambeault, Butler, Coburn, and Ashley Spear (Harrisville, RI).
CCRI- 10 SMCC- 9
The Knights staved off Southern Maine to hang on for a win in game two, with Butler and Paiva splitting duties on the mound for the Lady Knights. Butler pitched five innings, allowing seven runs, just one earned, while Paiva pitched two innings and surrendered two earned runs.
The Lady Knights once again used a five-run first inning to jump out to a lead in the second game, highlighted by a two-RBI double by Deal. However, Southern Maine bounced right back with two runs in the bottom of the first and six runs in the bottom of the second.
With the game tied 9-9, Amber Boucher (Warwick, RI) had a one-out single in the seventh, eventually coming around to score what proved to be the winning run on an RBI double by Place.
The Lady Knights were led by multi-hit performances by Place, Spear, Brosnahan, Boucher, and Deal.
CCRI swept another doubleheader against Quinsigamond on Saturday and will be back in action on Wednesday when they host the Wyverns at home for another doubleheader.
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.