Rhode Island Lineup
Villarreal (CF), Toro (DP), Harrison (C), Robles (3B), Castillo (SS), Musselwhite (LF), Yeager (1B), Simms (RF), Potocki (2B), Gunderson (P)
Tapia (RF), Fisher (DP), Rowe (C), Douglas (3B), Mundy (1B), Medlam (LF), Freeman (2B), Williams (SS), Maddrey (CF), Smith (P)
How It Happened
Radford (2-0) scored single runs in four of the first five innings, then put the game away with three in the top of the seventh to knock off Rhode Island 7-1 Friday evening at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Seahawk Softball Bash.
Rhode Island (1-1) got its first two runners on base in the bottom of the first inning, but was unable to score. Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the third, Rhody cut the deficit in half. Sami Villarreal walked and moved to second on a wild pitch. Adriana Toro pulled a single through the right side, and Villarreal beat the throw home.
The Rams got two runners on in the fourth inning, but did not score. Over the final three innings, URI was set down in order in each frame, unable to mount a rally.
Inside the Box Score
- Freshman Sami Villarreal singled, walked and scored Rhode Island's lone run.
- Senior Adriana Toro singled and drove in one run.
- Freshmen Ari Castillo and Faith Musselwhite each singled once.
Rhode Island plays a pair of games Saturday. The Rams play UNC Wilmington at 12:30 p.m. and then gets a rematch with Radford at 5:30 p.m.