Story written and posted by Hayden Barbosa, Rivier University Assistant Sports Information Director
(Nashua, N.H.) The Rivier University Softball team went 1-1 as they hosted a double header against the Pride of Regis College. The score in game one was 3-2 in favor of the visitors. However, the Raiders topped the Pride in the second match with a 4-1 victory!
Game One: Regis College Pride 3, Rivier University Raiders 2 (Final)
The Pride were the first to get on the board at the bottom of the 1st inning. Senior Kelsey Grimard (Pelham, N.H.) hit a single through the left side. Then junior Ellery Rasummsen (Kingston, N.H.) doubled to left field sending Grimard home for the first run of the match. Rasmussen wound up earning another RBI on the same on the bottom of the 3rd.
It was Senior Mikayla Ramsdell (Salem, N.H.) that sent sophomore Katie Welch (Wilmington, Mass.) and freshman Micayla Bourski (Pawtucket, R.I.) home off a single deep into center field at the top of the 6 inning. These two runs tied the score. However Regis hit another RBI at the bottom of the 6th to earn the last run of the first match.
Senior Kasey Smith (Hopkinton, N.H.) recorded 3 hits and 2 stolen bases.
Junior Courtney Trahan (Brooklyn, Conn.) started the game inside the circle for the Raiders as she tossed 5.2 innings allowing three runs on ten hits and struck three out.
Pride's junior Pitcher Madi McLellan (Fremont, N.H.) walked away with the win after throwing 10 strike outs and giving up 9 hits.
Game Two: Regis College Pride 1, Rivier University Raiders 4 (Final)
The top of the first inning started with Senior Kasey Smith hitting a double to left center. Dailey grounded out and Smith advanced to third. It was Mikayla Ramsdell's sacrifice fly out to right field that sent Smith home. The Raiders were on the board nice and early, 1-0.
The Raiders struck again in the third. Smith got to first off a bunt then stole second. When Daily stepped to the plate she opted for a sacrifice bunt and Smith advanced to third. Then Ramsdell cranked a single up the middle sending her teammate home.
In the fifth Ramsdell hit a double and was eventually sent home by Taylor Rowsell who reached second on a fielding error. Up next was Hailey Greenleaf. She singled to center field and sent K. Welch home as she subbed in for Rowsell. The game ended 2 innings later, 4-1
Sophomore pitcher Kellie Kennedy (Hudson, N.H.) threw 7 innings and earned 6 strikeouts.
Next up for the Raiders, a conference match up with Saint Joseph's College this Saturday in Standish, Maine at 1PM. The Pride is also scheduled for a conference face off against the Lasers of Lasell College on Sunday at noon, in Newton, Massachusetts.