How It Happened
Fordham (31-16, 14-2 A-10) steadily built its lead, scoring in every inning en route to a 13-4 win over Rhode Island (12-24, 3-11 A-10) in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.
Fordham scored singled runs in each of the first three innings before breaking the game open with a four-run fourth that pushed the lead to 7-0. Rhody broke through in the bottom of the fourth when Kylie Shivery singled to drive in Paige Julich.
Fordham scored twice in the top of the fifth to make the score 9-1. Facing the eight-run rule, Rhode Island rallied with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. Emily Hendricks drew a walk and Ali Summers was hit by a pitch to put two on for Paige Julich, who launched a three-run shot to left field. The spurt extended the game.
However, the visitors tacked on four runs in the top of the sixth inning to put the eight-run rule back in play. This time Rhody was unable to respond, sending Rhode Island to its fourth straight loss.
Inside the Box Score
- Paige Julich hit her sixth home run of the season, making her just the 11th player in program history to hit as many as six in one season. It is the most by any Rhody player since Courtney Prendergast had 10 in 2012.
- Julich scored two runs and drove in three.
- Ali Summers continues to be an on-base machine. She was hit by a pitch twice in the game, increasing her on-base percentage for the season to .430.
- Kylie Shivery singled and drove in her team-leading 33rd run of the year. With nine regular season games remaining, she is 11 RBI shy of the single-season record.
- Emily Hendricks walked and scored one run.
- Kelly Licul had a pinch-hit single.
- Taylor Archer had one single.
Stat of the Day
15 – Ali Summers has been hit by a pitch 15 times in her career, which is tied with Courtney Wall (2003-06) for fourth place in program history.
Rhody and Fordham close out the three-game series with a single game Sunday at noon.