Rhody to Wrap Season With Series at Fordham

Photo Credit: Tim Fenbert
Photo Credit: Tim Fenbert

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island wraps up its 2019 season with a visit to first-place Fordham this weekend.

Though URI has been eliminated from postseason play, Rhody can still add to its jump this season. Despite having a young lineup that started five freshmen in the field for most of the season, Rhode Island has already improved its win total for the second straight season. URI has won 16 games heading into the final weekend, up from 12 a year ago.

As she wraps her fourth season as head coach, Bridget Hurlman has a team that has tied the program record for home runs, will set the record for slugging percentage in a season and has the highest team batting average in 22 seasons. 

Fordham needs either one victory or one Massachusetts loss to clinch the regular-season title and top see at the A-10 Championship

Series History
vs. Fordham – 16-31
Rhode Island is looking to snap a 12-game losing streak to Fordham. The last Rhody wins in the series came in a doubleheader sweep at Fordham in 2012, when Rhody finished its season with 1-0 and 6-3 victories.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 4
at Fordham, 12:00 p.m. - Live Stats | Video
at Fordham, 2:30 p.m. - Live Stats | Video

Sunday, May 5
at Fordham, 12:00 p.m. - Live Stats | Video

NOTES

  • Freshman Ari Castillo is the current Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, the second time this season she has earned the honor.
  • With a .397 batting average entering the weekend, Castillo has a chance to become the third Rhode Island player to bat .400 or better in a season. Kellie Cookus batted .437 in 1998, and Anne Kelsen hit .425 in 1994.
  • Defensively, Castillo has 82 assists. She needs six more to crack Rhode Island's single-season top 10 list.
  • Senior Becca Rogers enters the weekend with 91 strikeouts. If she gets nine more, she will become just the third player in program history to record 100 in two different seasons. Gwen Rack did in in 2001 and 2002, while Jenna Thurston did so in 2003 and 2004.
  • The Rams need one home run during the three-game series to set the program record for most in a season. The team has 32, tying the mark set in 2010.