March 21, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College softball team defeated Yale, 9-0, in five innings on Thursday, March 21 in its home opener in Providence, R.I. The Friars hit two three-run, homeruns in the second and third innings in the victory.
After a scoreless first inning, sophomore Megan Rollings (Marysville, Wash.) hit her first homerun of the season to bring in the Friars’ first three runs of the day (3-0). An inning later, sophomore Kelsi Luttrell (Mission Viejo, Calif.) hit another three-run homerun to extend Providence’s lead to six. Luttrell’s homerun also was her first of the year. PC scored one more run in the fourth inning, when sophomore Shanelle Harrell (Irvine, Calif.) singled to center field to bring in senior Jessie Bryant (Marlborough, Mass.) (7-0). The final two runs came off a double to right field hit by Bryant in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Rollings went 1-2 with one run and three RBI. Sophomore Kristie Dederick (Camarillo, Calif.) finished 2-2 with one double. Harrell went 2-2 with one run and one RBI off two singles. Luttrell finished 2-3 with two runs and three RBI.
Senior Corinne Clauss (Davie, Fla.) pitched the complete game and improved to a 2-1 record. Clauss allowed two hits and recorded four strikeouts in her first shutout of the season.
The Friars will resume play this weekend in a three-game series to open up their BIG EAST conference schedule against DePaul in Providence, R.I. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, March 23 beginning at noon, and the final game will be played on Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m.