COVENTRY — Chariho High was limited to six hits and was eliminated from the Division I softball tournament in the semifinal round by Coventry, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon.

Sierra Ricci started and went four innings for the third-seeded Oakers (15-6). Samantha Bergantino pitched the final three frames.

Coventry scored once in the third inning and twice in the fourth.

"They kept us off balance and did a good job on the mound," Chariho coach Dave Petrocelli said. "We had plenty of chances with runners on base, but we just couldn't get the big hit today. And they made plenty of good plays in the field so give credit to them. Their defense was very good."

Lucie Willett went 2 for 3 and drove in Chariho's only run in the fifth inning. Chariho pitcher Kate Powers allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings. She struck out seven and walked two.

The fifth-seeded Chargers dropped into the losers bracket of the double-elimination tournament with a 9-0 loss to No. 1 Pilgrim on Tuesday.

Chariho finished 19-5 overall.

"We had a great year. We lost the first one then won 14 straight; 15-3 in Division I is a good record," Petrocelli said. "We just couldn't get over the hump. But give these girls credit. Winning 14 games in a row in Division I is not easy. They stuck it out and did a good job."

— Ken Sorensen

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