How it Happened
An early lead for Rhode Island was erased by Tennessee Tech who scored four runs in the fourth inning to hand Rhody a 8-7 loss in game two of the doubleheader Tuesday.
Rhode Island started out hot by scoring three runs in the first inning. Emily Zembik reached first after being hit by a pitch and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Rebecca Simms was walked and advanced to second after an Erica Robles single that also drove in Zembik to score. A Kylie Shivery single brought in Simms and Robles to cap the inning.
In the bottom of the second, Tennessee Tech was able to get on the board with a run. The Rams scored two more runs in the top of the third. Paige Julich reached on a fielder's choice, and then advanced to second after Caileigh Holland was walked. Both runners were able to steal a base and a single by Melanie Martire brought them home.
The Golden Eagles began their rally in the bottom of the fourth, when they scored four runs - including two home runs - to get on top 6-5. They added another run in the fifth.
Rhody tied things up at 7-7 in the sixth after a two-run home run by Robles with Simms on first. However the Golden Eagles were able to score on a wild pitch in the bottom of the inning to take the 8-7 victory.
Inside the Box Score
- Senior Kylie Shivery was 3-for-5 at the plate, and had two runs batted in.
- Junior Rebecca Simms was walked twice and had one hit.
- Sophomore Erica Robles had three runs batted in, a home run, and a single.
- Redshirt sophomore Melanie Martire had two runs batted in and singled.
- Sophomore Caileigh Holland was walked and had a single.
Rhode Island is set to play Middle Tennessee tomorrow, March 14, at 6:00 p.m.