April 26, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College softball team (18-24-1, 4-10 BIG EAST) will host the Villanova Wildcats (18-26, 2-15 BIG EAST) this weekend for a three-game conference series. The teams will face-off in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 27 beginning at 12:00 p.m. and close the series on Sunday, April 28 with the final game being played at 12:00 p.m. The Friars also will be celebrating Senior Day on Sunday, with a pre-game ceremony in honor of their three graduating seniors.
Providence played one game this week at non-conference opponent Fairfield on Wednesday, April 24. The Friars defeated the Stags, 8-5. Fairfield had the lead until the fifth inning when Providence scored five runs on six singles to put the Friars up by three runs. Freshman Kiarra Baldassari (Denville, N.J.) led the Friars with two runs, three hits and one RBI.
The Wildcats are coming off a pair of wins against LaFayette on Thursday, April 25. Villanova took the first game, 2-0 after 10 innings, and won the second game, 4-3, in the ninth inning. The day was highlighted by a no-hitter thrown by freshman Kate Poppe during game one. Poppe was the ninth pitcher in Villanova softball history to pitch a no-hitter.
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