CALDWELL'S TAMEZ CLAIMS SOFTBALL WEEKLY HONORS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Marisa Tamez of Caldwell College has claimed Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Softball Player of the Week honors for the week ending Sunday, May 3. Fellow Cougar Kourtney Wilson was named Pitcher of the Week, while Erin Summers of USP was the choice for Rookie of the Week.
Tamez, a sophomore 3B from Fountain Valley, Calif., hit .533 in a 5-1 week for the Cougars with eight runs scored, four runs batted in, one double and one home run. She went 6-for-7 in a double-header sweep of Queens.
Wilson, a freshman from Islip, N.Y., went 3-0 last week with a 0.39 ERA, allowing only 14 hits and one run in 18.0 innings of work. She recorded wins over nationally-ranked C.W. Post, Queens and Philadelphia and hurled a 2-hit shutout against C.W. Post.
Summers, a 5-5 freshman outfielder from Pitman, N.J., was crucial in USP securing the 8th and final seed for the CACC Tournament. She hit .500 for the week, including 5-for-8 with two runs and one RBI in a double-header at Dominican. The game 1 victory over the Chargers clinched a playoff birth for the Devils.
Danielle Parisi, Philadelphia (So., 2B, Teaneck, NJ) - Hit .500 with five runs and two RBI in a 2-4 week.
Delaney Childers, Dominican (Fr., P, Johnstown, Ohio) - Went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA last week.
Alexa Rosella, Concordia (Jr., P, Howard Beach, NY) - Threw a complete game, 2-hit shutout vs. Wilmington.
Julie Plante, Dominican (Fr., SS, Swansea, MA) - Hit .400 for the week with six runs scored and three RBI.
Bloomfield - Despite missing the CACC playoffs, Bloomfield College players reached many milestones in 2010. Senior Brianne Moore won 11 games, giving her 39 for her career which was a new career record for BC during the Division II era. Moore (146), Nicole Cagnino (130), and Brittany DeVries (120) all surpassed 100 hits for their careers. Junior Bianka Cosme also reached the 100 hit milestone this season. Freshman Ashton Corley led BC in batting average (.336), hits (40), and doubles (10). Fellow freshman Krystina Poloni led the team in on base % (.378) and slugging % (.495). Sophomore outfielder Dali Perez was 12-12 in stolen bases this year, which was the highest total in the CACC without being caught.
Caldwell - The Cougars won five of their six games last week to improve to 40-12 overall and 23-3 in conference play. The results clinched a tie for first place in the CACC standings, marking the fifth time in the last seven years that Caldwell finished first in the conference. The Cougars also set a school record with 40 regular-season wins, surpassing the 2004 squad that went 38-5 before winning the CACC and Northeast Region tournaments and advancing to the Women’s College World Series. Senior Kyrie Timbrook became the sixth Cougar to achieve the 200-hit milestone with a bases-loaded single against Queens on Thursday. This week she also set the single-season school record for doubles in a season (21) and tied Gina Capardi’s mark for hits in a season with 73. In Saturday’s sweep of Philadelphia, senior Danielle Genovese hit her 10th home run of the season to break the program’s single-season mark. Caldwell, which will be the No. 2 seed in this week’s CACC Tournament, was ranked fifth in last week’s NCAA East Region rankings.
Concordia - The Clippers softball team enters its first CACC Tournament in their inaugural year as a member of the conference.
Holy Family - Holy Family will enter the CACC Championship Tournament on Thursday after an 11-day lay-off. Holy Family opens the tournament against Philadelphia University in the 4-5 game. The Tigers wrapped up the regular season on April 24 with a 23-21 overall record and an 18-8 conference mark. Pitcher Jody Searfoss enters the tournament with a program-record 228 strikeouts this season. In her career, she has fanned a program-best 642 batters. Catcher Deanna Myers has hit 12 home runs, a record for homers in a season. Myers is third on the single-season list with 39 runs batted in. Shortstop Danielle McDevitt is hitting .407. Her 59 hits are fifth in the single-season record books.
Philadelphia - PhilaU clinched the #5 seed for the CACC Tournament by finishing out the regular season with a sweep at Post University. The team currently has six players batting above .300 and their sophomore pitcher Ali Schmidt is holding opposing batters to a .189 batting average. Schmidt holds a 2.33 ERA this season and one more win will tie her with last year’s wins total on the rubber.
USP - The Devils qualified for the CACC playoffs for the second time in three years by virtue of defeating Dominican in game one on Saturday and getting some help from the Chargers who swept Wilmington on Sunday to eliminate the Wildcats and give the Devils the #8 seed. Sciences will play Dominican in the first game on Thursday at 10:00 am at Georgian Court University. Erin Summers (Pitman, N.J.) extended her hitting streak to a season high nine games with hits in all four contests this week, raising her batting average to .402. Summers had five hits in the Devils two games vs. Dominican on Saturday. Courtney Spina (Thornton, Pa.) became just the second softball player in program history to record 100 strikeouts in a season, fanning four Dominican batters on Saturday, giving her exactly 100 for the year.