April 22, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College softball team (5-24) will host cross-town rival, Brown (3-31), on Wednesday, April 23. The first pitch is set for 4:30 p.m. at Raymond Field.
Sophomore Kiki Baldassari (Denville, N.J.) leads Providence with 31 hits on the year. She is currently tied for fourth in the BIG EAST with 10 stolen bases. Junior Kristie Dederick (Camarillo, Calif.) adds 24 hits on the season. The junior hit two home runs last weekend in the series against Villanova. Freshman McKall Miller (Ashburn, Va.) leads the team with 13 RBI and six home runs. Sophomore Danielle Deraney (Shrewsbury, Mass.) leads the team in batting average at .353.
Freshman Taylor Huntly (Las Vegas, Nev.) has made 21 pitching appearances for 113.1 innings and has a 4.37 ERA. She has fanned 59 batters on the year. Sophomore Kiara Amos (Malden, Mass.) has recorded 47 strikeouts in 62.1 innings pitched.
The Bears are led by Christina Andrews, who has a .280 average and 28 hits. Casey Fisher has also tallied 28 hits for Brown. Leah Nakashima leads the team in ERA with 4.32 in 19 appearances. Jessica Cherness has pitched 95.0 innings in 24 appearances. She has tallied a team-best 66 strikeouts.
After the mid-week game, the Friars remain home to face BIG EAST opponent Georgetown on Saturday, April 26 (double header) and Sunday, April 27 (single game). The game on Saturday will honor the 1994 BIG EAST Championship team, while Sunday will be this year's senior day. Both days will begin at noon.