Providence, RI- The MCLA Softball team dropped a pair of games this afternoon as they visited Rhode Island College in nonconference action. MCLA fell in the opener 13-3 and in Game Two 9-1, both in 5 innings.
With the losses MCLA falls to 2-12.
Game One- RIC 13- MCLA 3
Following a two-out standup triple by Erika Quackenbush, Kaylyn Holliday would take advantage of a dropped foul ball taking the next pitch deep to centerfield for her first homerun of the season giving MCLA an early 2-0 lead after a half-inning of play.
RIC's Emma Simmons would score on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning and a Britney Walsh single would score Kelsey Burgess in the 2nd tying the contest at two apiece.
After retiring the Trailblazers in order in the top of the 3rd pitcher Brianna Gough would triple to right driving in Cristin Chiaverini giving the Anchorwomen the lead. RIC would add three more in the inning giving them a 6-2 advantage after three.
In the 4th MCLA would leave the bases full unable to push a run across while the Anchorwomen would add another four to their lead making it 10-2.
The Trailblazers did finally score a run in the 5th when a Quackenbush single brought Kayla Baker home from first. But a Marissa Cushman three-run shot in the bottom half would end the game giving RIC the 13-3 decision.
Kara Adams (0-7) would take the loss MCLA.
Game Two-RIC 9 –MCLA 1
Rhode Island College would continue the offensive onslaught in Game Two as they would erupt in the bottom of the 2nd for eight hits and nine runs including an Emma Simmons grand slam.
The top of the 4th would see MCLA threaten as they loaded the bases with one out after two walks and a base hit. However, following the lead runner being forced out at the plate and a harmless infield pop fly the threat was averted.
Morgan Watson (0-1) took the loss.