Softball Defeats Brown In Five Innings

April 5, 2017

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College Softball team played Brown University on Wednesday, April 5, at Brown University. The Friars defeated Brown 10-0 in five innings. With the win, Providence improves to 10-18 on the season while Brown moves to 9-17.

The Friars broke the game open in the top of the 2nd inning. Vanessa Portillo (Chatsworth, Calif.) began the inning with a single. Nadia Kemp (Wappinger’s Falls, N.Y.) reached on a fielder’s choice that forced Portillo out at second. Megan McCune (Orange, Calif.) reached on an error that allowed Kemp to advance to third base. Julianne Rurka (Warrenville, Ill.) took advantage by hitting an RBI single to score Kemp and advance McCune to second. Mackensie Compton (Langhorne, Penn.) popped out for the second out of the inning. This is when Providence did the majority of their damage. Emma Lee (Orange, Calif.) drove in McCune with a single to bring the score to 2-0. Nicole Lundstrom (Rehoboth, Mass.) followed this up with a single to load the bases. Paige Mulry (West Roxbury, Mass.) hit an RBI single to score both Rurka and Lee and bring the score to 4-0.

After a pitching change, Brittney Veler (Santa Rosa, Calif.) hit a triple to drive in both Mulry and Lundstrom. Portillo, batting for the second time in the inning, hit another triple to drive in Veler and bring the Providence lead to 7-0.

Providence built upon their lead in the top of the 3rd inning. McCune began the inning with a walk. Annie Flego (Little Silver, N.J.) pinch ran for McCune. Rurka then drew a walk and was pinch ran for by Izzy Mendez (Cedar Grove, N.J.). Compton advanced both Flego and Mendez by hitting a sacrifice bunt. After a ground out by Lee, both Lundstrom and Mulry walked. Mulry’s walk pushed in Flego and increased the Friars lead to 8-0. Veler singled to left to drive in both Mendez and Lundstrom to make the score 10-0.

Brown was unable to score and lost based on the run rule.

Christina Ramirez (Niceville, Fla.) pitched a complete game to improve her season record to 8-9. In five innings of work, Ramirez struck out 5.

Providence next plays against Boston University at home on April 6.




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