How it Happened
Ali Summers delivered a single over the head of the left fielder to drive in Marylynn Muldowney and give Rhode Island a 10-9 walk-off win over Maine Wednesday evening.
In the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader, Rhody (10-13) rallied from a five-run deficit to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. Then, after Maine (11-12) took a 9-7 lead in the top of the sixth, the Rams came back again, putting together a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh for their most dramatic win of the season.
Madi Housel started the rally with a double to center field. Paige Julich – who earlier in the game drilled her third home run of the season – followed with a double of her own to drive in pinch runner Brianna Heller. Marylynn Muldowney followed with an infield single that went off the pitcher, putting runners on the corners. Olivia Hendricks singled to center to drive in Julich and tie the game.
A groundout by Danielle Gariglio allowed Muldowney and Hendricks to both move into scoring position with just one out. Summers followed with her third hit of the game to give the Rams the victory.
Inside the Box Score:
- Olivia Hendricks had a breakout game, getting her first-career three-hit game. She doubled, singled twice, scored one run and drove in one.
- Taylor Archer and Ali Summers also had three hits apiece. Summers singled three times, scored once and drove in the winning run. Archers doubled twice, singled once, drove in two runs and scored once.
- Archer has a six-game hitting streak during which she is batting .526 (10-for-19) with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored.
- Summers increased her season on-base percentage to .477. She has reached base safely in 15 straight games.
- Paige Julich homered, doubled, drove in three runs and scored a pair of runs. The home run was a line shot to dead center that started Rhode Island's five-run fifth inning
- Danielle Gariglio singed and scored one run, while Madi Housel, Lauren Klepchick and Marylynn Muldowney each had one hit.
- Andrea Chiaradio (1-2) picked up her first win of the season with 3.2 innings of solid relief. Chiaradio allowed just one earned run on two hits in her strongest outing of the season.
Stat of the Game
15 – Rhode Island had a season-high 15 hits as a team, including five doubles and one home run.
Rhode Island is scheduled to host Dayton in a three-game series this weekend, starting with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 2 followed by a single game Sunday. The weekend schedule may change due to expected inclement weather. Any updates to the schedule will be posted to GoRhody.com once they become official.