St Joe's Edges NHTI for YSCC Championship
Both Teams Head to Nationals
On Saturday May 7, St Joe's Fighting Saints topped Southern Maine Community College, 4-0, in the first game of the day to advance to the finals against NHTI. Maggie Miller (Castleton, NY) gave up three hits and six strikeouts in a complete game shutout. Emily Johnson (Wynantskill, NY) recorded a hit and scored in the win.
The College of Saint Joseph’s topped NHTI 2-0 in the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) Championship. The Fighting Saints scored the game's only runs in the fifth inning on a wild pitch that scored Jacqueline Rossi, and a sacrifice fly by Johnson to score Allison Hinton (Barre, VT) a pitch later. St. Joe’s pitcher Miller scattered three hits while striking out a pair for a complete game shutout.
Hannah Siedner (Pembroke, NH) and Emma Gagnon (Pembroke, NH) tallied a hit each for the Lynx in the loss. Seidner pitched in relief, pitching 2 1/3 innings not allowing a run.
Miller’s efforts in the circle earned her the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Johnson earned the Offensive Player of the Tournament for the RBI and NHTI’s Kate Andritz (Stark, NH) took home the Defensive Player of the Tournament with solid play at third and shortstop.
SMCC finished the season with a 4-23 record.
Saint Joe’s (23-14) and NHTI (24-2) head to Akron Ohio May 15th for the United States Collegiate Athletic Conference’s National Championships. The Lynx are the third seed and the Fighting Saints are the fifth seed in the national tourney.
Five Athletes Earn YSCC All-Conference Honors
NHTI softball has four Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) All-Conference award winners this season. Pitcher Tori Lemay (Manchester, NH) is one of the nation’s top pitchers, leading the nation in wins (15) and era (0.68). Jenna Beaulieu (Troy, NH) has 11 stolen bases and 14 RBIs from center field. Danyel McNicholas (Raymond, NH) led the YSCC in RBIs (26) and is second in batting average (.455) from behind the plate and third base. Emma Gagnon (Pembroke, NH) boasted a .446 batting average and stole 15 bases in the outfield.
First Baseman Chris Gauss (Pembroke, NH) earned the All-Conference nod from first base for baseball. Gauss is third in batting average (.368) with 10 RBIs and five doubles.
May 13, 2016