March 6, 2013
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. -
The Providence College softball team (5-7) defeated Bethune Cookman, 18-6 and 10-1, on Wed., March 6 in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Friars 18 runs in their first game of the day marked the most runs scored by the Friars under eighth year Head Coach Kerri Jacklets. (previous high was 17 against Rhode Island on April 18, 2007)
In game one, Providence earned the 18-6 win in five innings. The game was tied 6-6 at the end of the second inning. The Friar offense then scored 12 runs in the following three innings to cruise away with the victory. Sophomore Megan Rollings (Marysville, Wash.) led PC offensively, going 4-4 with two runs and six RBI. Sophomore Kristie Dederick (Camarillo, Calif.) also had an impressive performance as she went 3-5 with one homerun in the fourth inning and eight RBI.
Providence won its second game against BCU, 10-1, in six innings. Dederick added two more RBI in the victory and finished the day with 10 RBI. Sophomore Shanelle Harrell (Irvine, Calif.) went 3-4 and scored one run. Senior Stephanie Kiesel (Ramona, Calif.) helped seal the win in the top of the sixth inning with her first homerun of the season. Kiesel went 2-3 in the second game and had two RBI.
Harrell went 6-8 (.750) batting over the course of both games with three runs and a double. Rollings added one more RBI in the second game to finish the day with seven RBI and went 4-8 with two runs and one double. Sophomore Sarah Kitterman (Houston, Texas) recorded her third homerun of the season and finished with three RBI and two runs.
Freshman Kiara Amos (Malden, Mass.) pitched all 11 innings for the Friars to earn her second and third wins of the season. Amos allowed 15 hits and recorded five strikeouts on the day.
The Friars will remain in Florida this weekend (March 8-10) to play in the USF Under Armour Classic in Clearwater, Fla., where they will play games versus Saint Joseph's, SIUE, Loyola Chicago, Brigham Young and Tennessee Tech. Providence will host the Yale Bulldogs on Wed., March 20 in a doubleheader beginning at 2:00 p.m. to open its home schedule.