April 6, 2013
STORRS, CONN. -
The Providence College softball team (11-18-1) won and lost to the Connecticut Huskies in its first two games of the three-game series on Saturday, April 6. The teams will face each other for its final game of the series on Sunday, April 7 at 12:00 p.m.
In the first game of the day, Providence defeated Connecticut, 4-0. In the third, sophomore Kelsi Luttrell (Mission Viejo, Calif.) singled and junior Marie Flego (Little Silver, N.J.) doubled to get on base to start the inning. Freshman Kacy Williams (Midlothian, Texas) was brought in to pinch run for Luttrell. Two batters later, sophomore Megan Rollings (Marysville, Wash.) singled to bring in both runners (2-0). The Friars brought in two more runs in the fourth inning. Senior Stephanie Kiesel (Ramona, Calif.) doubled to get on base, and sophomore Juliana Thibodeau (Cohoes, N.Y.) was brought in to pinch run. Then, sophomore Shanelle Harrell (Irvine, Calif.) tripled to bring in a Thibodeau, followed by a single from sophomore Kristie Dederick (Camarillo, Calif.) to bring in Harrell (4-0).
Senior Corinne Clauss (Davie, Fla.) tallied her fourth win of the season, along with six strikeouts.
The Friars fell 11-3 in game two. All three of Providence’s runs came in the first inning off a homerun hit by Harrell to lead, 3-0. The Huskies rebutted, bringing in three runs in the second, four in the third and two runs in the fourth and fifth.
Freshman Kiara Amos (Malden, Mass.) pitched almost three innings before she was relieved by junior Emily O’Keefe (Southington, Conn.). Amos recorded the loss.
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