April 19, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College softball team (15-23-1, 2-9 BIG EAST) has pushed back its first game against Georgetown (18-26, 7-6 BIG EAST) to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The alumni barbecue will still be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The final game of the series will be played at noon on Sunday, April 21. Please check friars.com for all up-to-date information about the series.
Providence heads into the series after posting a 3-0 record against non-conference opponents this week. On Tuesday, April 16, the Friars held their fourth annual PINK OUT games against the Rhode Island Rams. PC won both games of the doubleheader, 2-1 and 6-2. Providence’s pitchers sparked the two wins over Rhode Island. Senior Corinne Clauss (Davie, Fla.) pitched the complete first game, tallied a season-high 12 strikeouts and held the Rams to one unearned run off four hits. Freshman Kiara Amos (Malden, Mass.) pitched all of game two and added six strikeouts and allowed six hits. On Wednesday, April 17, PC defeated Boston College on the road, 7-4. After scoring four runs in the first inning against the Eagles, BC was able to tie up the game in the fourth inning (4-4). Clauss came into relief for the final three innings and recorded five strikeouts and held the Eagles at four runs. PC’s offense put up three more runs to earn the victory.
The Hoyas come to Providence after taking a one-game break from BIG EAST play to take on non-conference opponent UMBC this past Wednesday, April 17. The Hoyas won the game, 8-3. Sophomore pitcher Lauren O’Leary picked up her 12th win of the season, while freshman Samantha Giovanniello led the team offensively with a two-RBI single.
The Hoyas welcomed six freshmen to this year’s squad, including two catchers and four infielders. During this season Giovanniello has started all 44 games for the Hoyas. She is currently third on the team, with a .316 batting average on 49 hits. She also is tied for second with 21 RBI.