2007-08 Softball News
2007-08 Season Record
23-10 (overall), 12-4 (MIAA)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saint Mary’s finishes the season opening trip with an 8-2 record.
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.
Saint Mary’s record now stands at 4-2.
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.