Dominican's Childers Honored as CACC Softball Player of the Week, Wilmington's Warrington Repeats as League's Top Pitcher
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (April 2, 2012) - Dominican College junior Delaney Childers (Johnstown, Ohio) has been honored as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Softball Player of the Week for the period ending April 1. Childers earns her third conference weekly honor this season as she was previously recognized twice as the CACC Pitcher of the Week (3/17, 3/19). Wilmington's Katie Warrington (Townsend, Del.) was a repeat winner of the CACC Softball Pitcher of the Week award, while Felician's Aimee Lopez (Riverbank, Calif.) was named as the CACC Softball Rookie of the Week.
CACC Softball Player of the Week
Delaney Childers, Dominican (Jr., LHP/OF, 5-7, Johnstown, Ohio)
Posted .520 (13-of-25) batting average and a .840 slugging percentage last wee k while leading the Chargers to six wins over eight games. Also went 3-1 in five appearances on the mound while boasting a 0.49 ERA. Won first CACC Player of Week Award this season after previously garnering a pair of CACC Pitcher of the Week honors in 2012.
CACC Softball Pitcher of the Week
Katie Warrington, Wilmington (Sr., RHP, 5-5, Townsend, Del.)
Honored as the CACC Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive voting period after tossing her first collegiate no-hitter vs. Holy Family (3/27). Struck out 11 hitters while issuing just four walks over seven innings to improve to 6-6 on the season.
CACC Softball Rookie of the Week
Aimee Lopez, Felician (Fr., SS, 5-5, Riverbank, Calif.)
Hit .462 (6-of-13) over four games last week, which included a 6-of-7 effort with a triple and four runs scored in a doubleheader sweep over Post (3/30). Added a triple and a pair of RBI over the four-game week.
CACC Softball Honorable Mention
Rachel Ruch, Georgian Court (Sr., 2B, Edison, N.J.)
Hit .421 (6-of-17) over six games last week while adding eight RBI, five runs scored, two doubles and a triple.
Bianca Robinson, Holy Family (Sr., CF, Erial, N.J.)
Posted a .455 (5-of-11) average for the week, including her 100th career hit and her first career home run. Tallied five RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base over four games last week.
Victoria Reuscher, Holy Family (So., RHP, Cheltenham, Pa.)
Did not allow an earned run over 11.0 innings last week while posting a 1-1 record. Only gave up six hits and one walk while fanning a pair in two complete game efforts against Wilmington and Chestnut Hill.
Dara Schroeder, Georgian Court (Fr., INF/OF, Bordentown, N.J.)
Recorded a .450 (9-of-20) batting average over six games while adding six steals to increase her CACC-leading total to 23.
CACC Softball Notes
Bloomfield - Krystina Poloni became the second Deacon this year to record her 100th career hit with a 7th inning double against Caldwell College. Alexandria Smith pitched one of the best games of the season, but was a hard-luck loser against Caldwell. The junior righty retired 21 of the 24 batters she faced in a 3 hit, complete game, 2-1 loss. Smith also ranked 6th nationally in on-base percentage in statistics released by the NCAA last week.
Caldwell - The Cougars went 3-1 last week, sweeping a CACC doubleheader with Bloomfield and splitting a pair with New Haven on Thursday. Doubleheaders with Philadelphia and Wilmington were rained out. Freshman Briana Gaspich homered in each series, giving her a team-leading five on the season. Caldwell makes up the Philadelphia doubleheader on Monday and also plays USciences, Molloy and Concordia this week.
Chestnut Hill - The softball team earned their first Central Atlantic Colle giate Conference (CACC) victory, taking the second game of a doubleheader with Nyack College in 3-2 walk-off fashion thanks to a double to the right field wall from junior second baseman Veronica Wilenta (Brick, N.J.).
Concordia - Concordia will be on the road to face Wilmington on Tuesday and Caldwell on Thursday in conference doubleheaders. The Clippers will conclude the week with a Saturday afternoon showdown with Georgian Court. Game one will begin at 1pm on Clipper Softball Field.
Dominican - The Lady Chargers improved to 16-10 overall and 12-0 in conference play after a 6-2 week. DC had a 12 game winning streak snapped by Molloy College on 4/1.
Felician - Felician earned its first DH sweep of the season on Friday, picking up two five-inning home victories over Post, 9-1 and 8-0. Junior P Kristen Tenwolde pitched all 10 innings, coming within one out of a no-hitter in Game 2. Freshman SS Aimee Lopez went 6 for 7 and scored four runs in the twinbill. Lopez and freshman CF Zharde Sellona each had two hits in Felician's nine-run fifth inning in Game 1.
Georgian Court - GCU had its season-high six-game winning streak snapped Friday afternoon as they dropped two contests at Le Moyne College. It was the Lions' first trip back to Syracuse, NY since the memorable 2009 season when Georgian Court fell to the Dolphins in the NCAA Super Regionals. GCU was rained out at Nyack on Saturday and will make-up the twin-bill on April 9th. The Lions host Felician College (Tuesday) and Goldey-Beacom (Thursday) before traveling to Concordia for a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.
Goldey-Beacom - The Lightning posted a 2-4 record last week in their six road games . After dropping a pair of games at No. 6 Kutztown, the Lightning snapped a six-game losing streak by earning a 2-1 victory over the University of the Sciences in eight innings on Friday. However, the Lightning dropped the nightcap by an 11-2 margin. Goldey-Beacom also split a non-conference doubleheader against Millersville on Sunday, earning a 3-2 victory in the first game. Sophomore outfielder Michelle Foster enters this week's action with a seven-game hitting streak. She also has a hit in 16 of her last 19 games and is the team's second-leading hitter with a .350 average. The Lightning will play six CACC games this week beginning on Tuesday with a doubleheader against Nyack . GBC will also travel to Georgian Court on Thursday and Post on Friday.
Holy Family - Holy Family (12-12, 6-4 CACC) went 2-2 this past week as the Tigers dropped a doubleheader at Wilmington (2-0/5-4) on Tuesday but bounced back and swept Chestnut Hill (9-0/9-0) on Friday. Holy Family had 12 players collect hits against Chestnut Hill, including senior Bianca Robinson who went 3-for-4 at the plate to go along with three runs and five RBI. In the process, Robinson recorded her 100th career hit and hit her first career home run against the Griffins. Robinson currently has 102 career hits. In addition, freshman Erica Reis hit her first career grand slam in game one.
Nyack - Freshman Chelsea Macaluso picked up both of the Warriors wins last week on the mound, with a complete game one-hitter on Monday against Chestnut Hill and a complete game shutout against Concordia on Friday. Macaluso picked up 7 strikeouts against the Clippers in the win.
Post - Post went 3-3 on the week and earned two more home wins over Nyack. The Eagles are now 4-2 against CACC competition at the newly renovated LaMoy Field. In nightcap against the Warriors, sophomore Christina Udris (Levittown, Pa.) hit the first Post home run in LaMoy Field history, a solo shot in the third.
USciences - The Devils went 3-3 last week, splitting with Dominican and Goldey-Beacom while sweeping Philadelphia University...Gabrielle Adams (Aston, Pa.) was the Devils best hitter last week, batting .467 while reaching base in all six games (the only Devils player to do so last week). This week the Devils will face CACC powerhouse Caldwell College at home on Tuesday before hosting Chestnut Hill on Thursday and ending the week with a road trip to Post University on Saturday.
Wilmington - The Wildcats extended their winning streak to eight consecutive games with a doubleheader sweep over Holy Family last Tuesday in incredible fashion. Katie Warrington put the first game on her shoulders, as she hurled her first collegiate no-hitter, picking up a season's best 11 strikeouts along the way. Kinsley Parker's single through the left side in the third plated two runs, more than enough for Warrington. She faced 25 batters out of a possible 21. Wilmington scored five runs in its final two at-bats of game two to come back and sweep the Tigers, as Jillian Stafford singled down the left field line scoring the tying and game-winning runs with one out in the inning. Parker batted .429 (3-for-7) with two RBI's and two runs scored. Christin Headley had the lone extra base hit for the Wildcats, starting the seventh inning rally with a one-out double in game two. Wilmington has a busy schedule this week, as they host Concordia on Tuesday and Felician on Wednesday in a makeup doubleheader. The team will head to Philly U on Thursday before rounding out the week by hosting Bloomfield on Saturday.