How it Happened
Rhode Island consistently put runners on base, but struggled to bring runners home as the Rams fell 9-3 to Nevada Saturday night.
In the top of the first, the Rams (1-8) put two runners in scoring position as Ali Summers led off the game with a walk and Kylie Shivery hit a two-out double. The Rams were unable to get any runs across as a flyout ended the threat.
It was a sign of things to come for the Rams. Despite having seven hits, three walks and three hit batsmen, Rhody left 11 runners on base, including nine in scoring position. URI was 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
While Rhode Island struggled to produce runs, Nevada (8-3) jumped out early with four runs through the first two innings. The Wolfpack scored at least once in each of the first five innings, steadily increasing their lead.
Inside the Box Score
- Junior Rachel Kuhlman doubled and drove in two runs.
- Junior Kylie Shivery doubled and singled.
- Senior Ali Summers reached base three times. She singled, drew a walk and was hit by a pitch. It was the 19th time in her career she has been hit by a pitch, tying her with Meg Kelly (2012-13) for third place in program history.
- Senior Jenna Cubello singled and scored one run.
- Freshman Erika Yeager doubled for the fourth time on the season. She has hit safely in six of nine games thus far.
- Senior Danielle Gariglio singled once.
- Senior Marylynn Muldowney walked twice and scored one run.
- Sophomore Melanie Martire singled and was hit by a pitch. She has now reached base safely in seven consecutive games. She also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
- Freshman Emily Zembik appeared as a pinch runner and scored a run.
Stat of the Game
11 – Rhode Island left seven runners on base, nine of which were in scoring position.
Rhode Island closes out play at the GCU Invitational with a single game against Portland State Sunday at 11 a.m. EST.