Rams Still In Playoff Hunt As They Head to George Washington

Rams Still In Playoff Hunt As They Head to George Washington

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island remains in the hunt for a postseason bid as it heads to George Washington for the final three games of the regular season this weekend.

The top six teams in the conference standings qualify for the Atlantic 10 Championship. Heading into the weekend, the Rams are tied with La Salle for eighth place in the Atlantic 10 standings, with both teams sitting at 7-13 in conference play. Saint Louis currently is three games ahead in the standings at 10-10, while George Washington is one game behind the Billikens at 9-11.

In order to qualify for the tournament, Rhode Island needs three scenarios to play out. First, the Rams need to sweep the three-game series at George Washington. Rhody also needs Saint Louis to lose all three of its games at St. Bonaventure, and it needs La Salle to lose at least one game against Fordham.

THIS WEEKEND'S SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 6

at George Washington, 12 p.m. EST – Live Stats
at George Washington, 2:30 p.m. EST – Live Stats

Sunday, May 7
at George Washington, 12 p.m. – Live Stats

NOTES

By winning four of its last five A-10 contests, Rhode Island has won seven conference games, already a four-game improvement over last season. It is the program's most league wins since 2010, when the Rams were 8-12 in league play… 2010 also was the last time Rhode Island qualified for the A-10 tournament… Junior Kylie Shivery needs two runs batted in this weekend to become only the second Ram ever to collect 30 RBI in multiple seasons. Kellie Cookus (1996-98) had 30 more in each of her three seasons… Freshman Erika Yeager enters the weekend batting .301. She is trying to become the first freshman in 22 years – and just the third freshman in program history – to bat .300 or better. Merrie Cloutier batted .305 in 1995 and Jeanne Ferrier batted .300 in 1993.