2007-08 Softball News

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2007-08 Season Record

23-10 (overall), 12-4 (MIAA)

Softball - Peterson Named All-American

SALEM, Va. – Ashley Peterson was named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-American Second-Team on Thursday evening at the annual awards banquet held prior to the NCAA DIII Championships.

In addition to the All-American honor, Peterson was named the All-Central Region First-Team as well as the MIAA First-Team All-Conference squad.

Softball- Three Belles Earn MIAA Honors

NOTRE DAME, IN – Ashley Peterson, McKenna Corrigan and Cathy Kurczak each received MIAA honors which were announced on Tuesday afternoon. Peterson and Corrigan were given First-Team accolades while Kurczak was named to the league’s Second-Team.

It is the first time all three players have earned either first or second team MIAA honors. The voting for the league awards is done by the nine coaches in the conference and is based on games against MIAA foes.

Softball- Peterson Named to First-Team All-Region Squad

NOTRE DAME, IN –Ashley Peterson was named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Central Region team. The region includes 44 schools from the Ohio Athletic, Heartland, North Coast, President’s and the Michigan Intercollegiate conferences.

Peterson (Lansing, IL/Marian Catholic) recorded a team best .500 batting average as the No. 3 batter in the line-up. The sophomore also posted a team best .560 on-base and .773 slugging percentages. Her 55 hits this season set a new Saint Mary’s record for hits in a season, breaking the previous mark of 53 set by Andrea Arena during the 1997 campaign.

Softball- Belles Season Concludes at MIAA Tournament

ALMA, MI – The Saint Mary’s softball season came to an end on Thursday as they dropped a pair of games at the MIAA Tournament. In the first game, Tri-State used late runs to post a 6-3 win then in the consolation round, Hope knocked the Belles out of the tournament with a 7-1 victory.

The Belles, who came into the tournament as the No. 2 seed, complete the season with a 23-10 record.

Softball- Peterson, Corrigan Earn MIAA Honors

NOTRE DAME, IN – Sophomore outfielder Ashley Peterson was named the MIAA softball Player of the Week while senior pitcher McKenna Corrigan was named the league’s co-Pitcher of the Week. It is the second time in her career that Peterson has earned the honor while it is the first time ever for Corrigan.

Sophomore outfielder Ashley Peterson has been named the MIAA softball Player of the Week after helping Saint Mary’s to four wins last week. It is the first time in her career that Corrigan has earned the weekly accolade. She shares the award this week with Tara Leddy from Alma.

Softball - Saint Mary's, Tri-State Split Doubleheader

NOTRE DAME, IN – In the final doubleheader of the regular season for the Saint Mary’s softball team, the Belles posted a split against Tri-State on Saturday afternoon. Tri-State won the first game with an 8-3 decision but Saint Mary’s came back with an 8-0 five-inning win in the nightcap.

Saint Mary’s ends the regular season with a 23-8 overall record and a 12-4 mark in league games. The 12 league wins represents the most league wins for the Belles who joined the MIAA in 1998. Both teams have already qualified for the MIAA Tournament which begins Thursday at the site of the regular season champion.

Softball - Belles Take Doubleheader from Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Saint Mary’s softball team punched their ticket for the MIAA Tournament for the third straight season by sweeping a pair of games from Kalamazoo. Saint Mary’s posted wins of 8-2 and 9-1 in the sweep.

The Belles up their record to 22-7 overall and 11-3 in league games while Kalamazoo falls to 3-23 and 1-13 respectively.

Softball - Saint Mary's Takes Doubleheader from Adrian

NOTRE DAME, IN – In an MIAA softball doubleheader, Saint Mary’s posted a pair of wins over Adrian on Saturday afternoon at the SMC Softball field. The Belles tallied wins of 7-2 in the first game and 9-6 in the nightcap.

Saint Mary’s record now stands at 20-7 overall and 9-3 in league games while Adrian moves to 18-6 and 6-6 respectively.

Softball - Belles, Flying Dutch Split Doubleheader

HOLLAND, MI – In an MIAA softball doubleheader, Saint Mary’s and Hope each took a game. Hope won the opener 6-0 but Saint Mary’s came back to win the nightcap 7-5 at Wolters Stadium on the campus of Hope College.

Saint Mary’s record now stands at 18-7 overall and 7-3 in league games while Hope moves to 20-9 and 6-4 respectively.

Softball - Belles Pull Out Sweep of Albion

ALBION, MI – The Saint Mary’s softball team took a pair of MIAA games from Albion on Tuesday afternoon. The Belles won the first game 5-2 before taking the nightcap 7-6 in nine innings.

Saint Mary’s ups its record to 16-7 overall and 6-2 in MIAA play while Albion falls to 12-11 and 3-7 respectively.

Softball - Fusaro Named MIAA Player of the Week

NOTRE DAME, IN – Junior catcher Ashley Fusaro has been named the MIAA softball Player of the Week after helping Saint Mary’s to two wins last week. It is the first time in her career she has earned the weekly accolade.

Fusaro (Kalispell, MT/Flathead HS) went 6-for-13 (.462 batting average) at the plate last week with seven RBI’s and five runs scored. Two of her hits went for extra bases as she recorded a double and her first homerun of the year.

Softball - Strong Pitching Leads Bethel to Win

NOTRE DAME, IN – Katie Boocher and Rachel Zirille tossed a two-hitter and struck out four in helping pace Bethel to a 10-1 six inning victory over Saint Mary’s Monday evening at Ivy Field.

Saint Mary’s falls to 15-6 while Bethel goes to 25-5.

Softball -- Olivet, Saint Mary's Split Doubleheader

OLIVET, MI – Saint Mary’s and Olivet split a pair of games in an MIAA softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. Olivet won the first game 6-5 in 10 innings while Saint Mary’s ended the second game early via the mercy rule with a 10-2 victory.

Saint Mary’s record moves to 14-4 overall and 3-1 in league games while Olivet goes to 6-12 and 1-1 respectively.

Softball -- Peterson Named MIAA Player of the Week

NOTRE DAME, IN – Sophomore outfielder Ashley Peterson has been named the MIAA softball Player of the Week after helping Saint Mary’s to four wins last week. It is the first time in her career she has earned the weekly accolade.

Peterson went 11-for-13 at the plate last week with seven RBI’s and six runs scored. She also recorded eight putouts from the centerfield position.

Softball -- Saint Mary's Starts MIAA Play with Sweep

NOTRE DAME, IN – During the first weekend of league play, the Saint Mary’s softball team got off to a good start by sweeping Calvin on Saturday afternoon. Saint Mary’s won the first game 6-5 and then took the nightcap by a 5-0 count.

Saint Mary’s ups its record to 12-2 overall and 2-0 in MIAA play while Calvin falls to 4-10 and 0-2 respectively.

Softball -- Saint Mary's Sweeps Robert Morris

CHICAGO, IL – Playing their first games in over two weeks, the Saint Mary’s softball team took a pair of games from Robert Morris on Wednesday afternoon. The Belles won the opener 6-3 before taking the nightcap by a 10-6 count.

Saint Mary’s record now stands at 10-2 while Robert Morris moves to 11-4.

Softball -- Belles Complete Spring Trip with Sweep

FORT MYERS, FL – On their final day of their 10-game, five-day spring break trip the Saint Mary’s softball team took a pair of games. In the morning they knocked off Worchester Polytechnic Institute 10-2 in six innings and completed the sweep with a five-inning 11-2 win over Dominican in the afternoon.

 

Saint Mary’s finishes the season opening trip with an 8-2 record.

Softball - Saint Mary's Post Two More Wins

FORT MYERS, FL – The Saint Mary’s softball team posted their second consecutive doubleheader sweep by knocking off Eastern 7-1 in the opener and then stopped DeSales 4-2 in the second game. Yesterday the Belles posted a pair of wins over Wisconsin Lutheran and St. Joseph College of Maine.

 

Saint Mary’s record now stands at 6-2 with two games left during their 10-game, five-day spring break trip.

Softball - Sweep Games against Wisconsin Lutheran, St. Joseph College

FORT MYERS, FL – After splitting each of their two games during each of the first two days on their spring break trip, the Saint Mary’s softball team took both their games on Tuesday afternoon. In the morning they knocked off Wisconsin Lutheran 6-0 before taking out St. Joseph College of Maine 5-4 in eight innings during the afternoon.

 

Saint Mary’s record now stands at 4-2.

Softball - Belles Win One, Drop Another

FORT MYERS, FL - During their second day of spring break action, the Saint Mary’s softball team knocked off Worcester Polytechnic Institute 8-0 in the morning but dropped a 5-3 decision to Dominican in the day’s second game.

Saint Mary’s record now stands at 2-2.

Belles Split First Games of the Year

FORT MYERS, FL – In their first two games of the season, the Saint Mary’s softball team started the year with a 10-0 win over
Clark but fell to Anna Maria 14-12 in their second game on Sunday afternoon.