Kim Howard and Paige Stringer Earn NEC Weekly Honors
Sophomore Kim Howard was named the Northeast Convention Participant of the Week, whereas freshman Paige Stringer earned the NEC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season. The pair mixed for 9 hits and drove in 13 runs in a four-game sweep over Wagner.
Howard collected 4 hits over the week, with two of them going over the fence. The Swansea, MA native was great with runners in scoring place, driving in a group excessive eight runs. Howard broke open sport one in opposition to Wagner with a grand slam within the fourth inning to provide CCSU a 10-1 lead. She adopted up the grand slam with a clutch two-run shot within the third inning of sport two, main Central to a 6-2 victory. The sophomore was additionally stellar within the area, making two unbelievable diving performs in proper area to save lots of a number of extra-base hits.
Paige Stringer, the rookie out of Monroe, WA, was topped the NEC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time. Over the week Stringer posted a batting common of .500 and reached base safely in 9 of 13 plate appearances. Within the first sport on Sunday with Wagner, Stringer belted her eleventh residence run which set a brand new CCSU single-season report. She completed the sport going 2-3 and driving in three runs.
Pitcher Kari Marks was named a NEC Prime performer for her full sport on Saturday. She allowed only one earned run and picked up her fourth win of the season.
The Blue Devils meet with second place Saint Francis U for a four-game sequence on Wednesday and Thursday.