Sophomore Bethany Forshaw had three hits in six plate apperances for the Pilgrims throughout spring break.
NEC Softball leading TCCC at the plate
New England College softball returned form spring break with an impressive 6-4 overall record, including wins over Crown College, Knox College and Fisher College. After dropping two close games early the Pilgrims went on to win five straight and finished their trip with a quality 7-2 victory over Fisher College.
The Pilgrims are currently leading The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) in batting hitting .372 as a team. In addition NEC is at the top of the conference in runs scored, runs batted in and total bases. Leading the charge for the Pilgrims has been first-year player Stephanie Freitag who hit a team-best .486 with 12 runs scored and eight runs batted in during NEC spring trip. Another pair of first-year players also hit over .400 throughout spring break, including Teraysa White who hit .429 with a team-high 15 runs scored and Chelsea Torrico who hit .405 and was perfect 13-13 in stolen base attempts.
Sophomore Rachel White hit .450 in 20 plate appearances and junior Kristen Purdy hit .400 with two doubles, a triple and a homerun. Leading the Pilgrims on defense was senior centerfielder Alexandra Sacco. Sacco anchored the Pilgrim defense in centerfield with 12 putouts and three assists. Freitag saw time at shortstop, third base, outfield and catcher and finished with a perfect fielding percentage, while Sierra Thibeault saw the bulk of her time at first base or catching and finished with a fielding percentage of .945.
On the mound junior Kristen Purdy has two wins for the Pilgrims with an earned run average of .84 allowing just three hits in eight innings of work. Teraysa White picked up a win on the mound and has an earned run average of 1.75, while junior Deanna Brayton has an earned run average of 2.06 with 12 strikeouts in 17 innings of work.
The Pilgrims return to action on Sunday, March 29 when they host conference opponent Roger Williams University at 1:00 p.m. at Londonderry High School.