COVENTRY — It should come as no surprise that the reigning state champion Coventry softball team turned its season around once senior starting pitch Maxine Colvin returned from a school trip to Europe.
The Oakers scuffled through the first six games of the campaign, losing three straight in blowout fashion, but they’ve recovered. Coventry won three games in four days, including an impressive 5-2 eight-inning road win over I-North leading Cumberland Friday night, to improve to 6-3 on the season.
Colvin threw a complete game Friday night, striking out five batters and stranding the bases loaded in the second inning. Colvin allowed a pair of runs in the fifth inning, neither of which was earned and she held the Clippers off the board in the extra inning.
Sophomore Cassie Lukowicz had two hits and two RBIs, one of those RBIs came in the eighth inning when three straight Oakers hit RBI doubles off of Cumberland sophomore star Jocelyn Bodington.
The Oakers returned to the diamond Saturday afternoon against I-South rival Chariho and sophomore right-handed pitcher Alexis Poole struck out one batter in a complete-game victory.
All-State senior shortstop Kaitlin Mattera led the Oakers with three hits, as did sophomore catcher Jess DaBreo.
The Oakers, who handled East Greenwich Thursday afternoon to start the win streak, are back in action Thursday afternoon when they host junior hurler Bella Diorio and Lincoln at 4 p.m.

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