The CCRI Lady Knights softball team traveled to Franklin MA to play the Bulldogs of Dean College for a pivotal doubleheader to decide who will host the Region XXI softball tournament this coming weekend. The Lady Knights lost both games 15-8 and 7-4. With the losses the Lady Knights’ record falls to 10-12 on the season and 7-3 in Region XXI play. Dean College will host the Region XXI tournament Sunday the 27th with the IF game being played Tuesday the 29th.
CCRI- 8 Dean -15
In the circle for the Lady Knights was sophomore Macayla Paiva (West Greenwich, RI) who had a rough outing throwing six innings giving up 15 runs, 11 earned on 14 hits with four walks and four strikeouts. After CCRI scored two in the first Dean answered with eight runs in the bottom of the first inning to take an 8-2 lead. CCRI answered back with four in the top of the second cutting the lead to 8-6. Dean would tack-on runs in the third fourth and fifth and four in the sixth which would be too much for CCRI to come back from.
Offensively for in the top of the first Taylor Butler (North Kingstown, RI) had a one out single followed by a Sam Archambeault (Harrisville, RI) single, Butler would score on a passed ball, Co-Captain Liz Coburn (Chepachet, RI) reached on dropped third strike, followed by a Jess Brosnahan (Warwick, RI) RBI single. In the second, Paiva led-off with a single, Co-Captain Alex Place (East Providence, RI) reached on error, Butler followed with an RBI single, Archambeault reached on fielder’s choice, followed by Sarah Deal (North Kingstown, RI) with a 2-RBIs single, four runs scored to make the game 8-6. CCRI scored one more in the fourth after Dean added a run in the third when Butler led-off with single, Archambeault reached on error, and Deal had an RBI single. But that is all the scoring the Lady Knights could muster as Dean would score again in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
For the game the CCRI offensive leaders were: Butler was 5-5 with an RBI and three runs scored, Brosnahan had three hits and an RBI while Deal had two hits three RBIs and a run scored. Archambeault and Paiva also added two hits and two runs scored apiece.
CCRI- 4 Dean- 7
In the circle for the Lady Knights for game two was freshman Taylor Butler who pitched well throwing six innings allowing seven runs, three earned, on seven hits, walking two and striking out four Bulldog batters. Butler was limiting the potent Dean offense as the game began but The Bulldogs scored single runs in the second, third and sixth. Butler did get into some trouble in the fourth inning where she gave-up four runs on a lead-off single, a run scored on error, one out single, and then a two-RBI double. But overall it was a good performance but CCRI could not match the Dean offense.
The Lady Knights scored two on the top of the first when Place, Butler, and Deal singled. Place and Butler would score on a Jess Brosnahan two-RBI single. CCRI added another in the sixth when Deal reached on error, Spear reached on fielder’s choice, Spear scored on a Brosnahan two-out RBI single. The final run for CCRI came in the seventh when Butler reached with two outs on an error, Deal singled, Spear hit an RBI single.
Overall for CCRI freshman Jess Brosnahan led the way with two hits and three RBI, while Sarah Deal had two hits. Ashely Spear added a hit, runs scored and an RBI, while Butler added a hit and two runs scored and Co-Captain Alex Place a hit and run scored. Amber Boucher (Warwick, RI) and Co-Captain Liz Coburn also added a hit apiece.
The Lady Knights will travel to Dean College in Franklin, MA on Sunday to compete in the Region XXI Softball Championship in a best of three versus the Bulldogs of Dean. Games one and two will be at 1pm and 3pm with the IF game being played Tuesday the 29th also at Dean College in Franklin, MA.
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