Softball Welcomes Wilmington Saturday

Softball Welcomes Wilmington Saturday

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Concordia College New York softball team hosts Wilmington University (Del.) in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) doubleheader on Saturday, April 6, with first pitch slatted for 2 p.m.

Match Information: Wilmington
Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. (Game 1) | 4:00 p.m. (Game 2)
Bronxville, N.Y. | Clipper Softball Field 
All-Time Series: Wilmington leads 14-5
Last Time: Wilmington, 12-1 (Game 1) | Wilmington, 6-0 (Game 2) (April 30, 2018)
Media: Live Stats (GAME 1) | Live Stats (GAME 2) | Live Video

About the Clippers
Concordia (9-11, 5-7 CACC) hosts its second-straight opponent after being swept by defending conference champion Caldwell University in a doubleheader 12-0, 13-1 on Thursday, April 4.

The Clippers are hitting .264 (131-496) as a team with a .337 slugging percentage off the strength of 19 doubles, four triples and three home runs while tallying 77 runs, 70 RBI and 50 walks. Senior outfielder Yeisy Cruz (Bronx, N.Y.) boasts a team-best .464 batting average, adding one double and a team-leading two triples for a team-high .643 slugging percentage while matching freshman shortstop/second baseman Ellen Little (Port Deposit, Md.) with 13 runs scored. Freshman utility plater Carly Berezny (Oxford, N.J.) paces the Clippers behind 16 RBI, nine walks, five doubles and two home runs while senior shortstop/outfielder Audrey Gardus (Carbondale, Pa.) steals a team-high four bases.

On the mound, Concordia holds a team ERA of 5.01 with 52 strikeouts and 34 walks in 124.1 innings. Junior RHP MacKenna Powell (Milford, Pa.) logs a team-leading 61.1 innings of work over 10 starts with nine complete games, fanning a team-high 26 batters while sophomore RHP Ashley Walsh (Scranton, Pa.) sports a team-low 4.53 ERA and freshman RHP Madison Shura (Wallingford, Conn.) records the Clippers' lone save.

About the Wildcats
Wilmington (21-9, 9-1 CACC) makes the trip to Concordia following back-to-back doubleheader sweeps at home, most recently besting Chestnut Hill College 11-3 and 8-0 on Thursday, April 6.

The Wildcats are hitting .301 (241-800) as a team with a .414 slugging percentage off 35 doubles, a conference-leading 14 triple and nine home runs to go with 168 runs, 150 RBI and 66 walks. Rosa'Lynn Burton leads Wilmington behind a .500 batting average, second-best clip in the conference, while boasting a league-best 35 runs scored and 34 stolen bases. Lauren Lopez hits a CACC-leading 11 doubles on top of a league-best 40 RBI with Alyssa Velasquez recording four triples and Annie Davila tallying three home runs.

On the mound, Caldwell sports a CACC-low 2.01 ERA with 127 strikeouts and 53 walks in 198.1 innings. Caitlyn Whiteside boasts a league-high 132.1 innings over 22 appearances with 16 complete games, recording a conference-high 13 wins on top of 65 strikeouts that places fourth while Makayla McCarthy holds a team-best 1.85 ERA that ranks second within the CACC.

Up Next
The softball team hits the road to take on Felician University on Wednesday, April 10 for a conference doubleheader with first pitch scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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