March 3, 2012
TOWSON, Md. -
The Providence College softball team was defeated by Fairfield, 5-3, and Towson, 8-3, on Saturday, March 2 at the Towson Series.
In the game versus Fairfield, the Friars trailed, 3-0, in the fourth inning, but two RBIs by freshman Kelsi Luttrell (Trabuco Hills, Calif.) cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the inning. After the Stags scored in the top of the fifth inning to increase their lead to 4-2, freshman Shanelle Harrell (Irvine, Calif.) hit an RBI single to bring the Friars to within, 4-3. However, Fairfield added another run in seventh inning to seal the win.
In the second game, Towson jumped out to a 3-0 fourth inning lead and defeated Providence, 8-3. Harrell drove in PC's first run in the sixth inning with a single to score classmate Juliana Thibodeau (Cohoes, N.Y.) who led off the inning with a double. The Tigers than scored five runs in the bottom of the inning to add to their lead, 8-1. In the seventh inning, junior Stephanie Kiesel (Ramona, Calif.) and Luttrell hit back-to-back home runs to complete the scoring. Freshman Sarah Kitterman (Houston, Texas) finished with two hits for the Friars.
Providence is back in action on Sunday, March 4 against Fairfield at noon.