Catholic University sophomore pitcher Jack Mahoney (Washington Depot/Canterbury) has earned Landmark Conference First Team honors as a relief pitcher.
Jack made the second-most mound appearances (19) for the Cardinals, ending the season with a 4.72 ERA and a 4-0 record. In his 26.2 innings of work, he allowed 27 hits, 20 runs (14 earned), striking out 19 and walking 8. Opponents batted .265 against him.
Catholic had a 22-20 record overall, and won the Landmark playoffs by beating Susquehanna University, 11-3. Jack pitched the sixth and seventh innings of that game, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out one.
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UMass got to the Atlantic-10 tournament second-to-last round before bowing out to Xavier, and it was sophomore Charlie Benson (Pomperaug) who got them there.
Charlie pitched three innings of relief while the Minuteman came from behind to catch the University of Charlotte and work out a 6-5 win.Charlie allowed one run and scattered three hits, striking out two 49ers and walking none to earn the win. UMass lost to Xavier in the next game, and the Musketeers went on to claim the A-10 title.
Finishing the season with a 3-0 record with a save, Charlie had a 3.19 ERA, appearing in 16 games and pitching 31 innings. He struck out 19 and walked 13 in all those games.
The Minutemen finish with a 27-26 record, 16-11 in the A-10.
You can catch Charlie this summer playing for the Danbury Westerners in the NECBL.
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Roger Williams University needed one more win its season to make the Commonwealth Coast Conference playoffs, but couldn't get there. The Hawks finished their season with a 21-20-1 record, 12-9-1 in the CCC.
Freshman third baseman Chris Comeau (Pomperaug) played in 15 games for Roger Williams, starting five of them, generally as a designated hitter. He also did some spot pitching for the Hawks.
On the season, he hit .176 in 17 at-bats with three hits, one a double. He scored six runs and knocked in five more. On the mound, he made two game appearances, pitching one and two-thirds innings, yielding seven runs on four hits, with a 16.20 ERA.
He walked four batters and struck out none. Those aren't surprising statistics for a young man who is getting a chance to plan once every three games, and pitching once every 20 games. We'll see what next year brings when he gets more opportunities on the field.
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Western Connecticut State freshman catcher Tommy Coppola (Masuk) played in 20 games for the Colonials, starting in 14 of them. He hit .256 with seven extra-base hits, including two homers, and batted in 11 runs.
The team went 12-25 for the season, 4-10 in the Little East.
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Evan Scribner (Shepaug/ Central Connecticut State) has moved up to AA ball in the minor leagues, and is now playing for the San Antonio Missions in the Texas League.
He got his third win of the season Saturday night when San Antonio beat the Arkansas Travelers, 2-1. Evan pitched the ninth inning, struck out one batter and allowed no runs or hits.
His record is 3-1, and his ERA is 2.38. He has appeared in 18 games, pitched 22.2 innings, and has a club-leading eight saves. Evan has allowed 15 hits, struck out 23 and walked 6.
Roger Williams University freshman Jamie Goodwick (Newtown) was 12th in the long jump (21-4.25) and ran the anchor leg for the 18th-place Hawks in the 4-by-100 relay (47.06) at the New England Track Championships held at Springfield College in May.
Wheaton College freshman attacker Courtney Gleason (Newtown) got into seven games in her first year of collegiate lacrosse, scoring three goals on six shots for the 6-10 Lyons, who bowed out of the NEWMAC playoffs in the first round, getting thumped by Wellesley, 16-5.
Freshman outfielder Melissa Fracker (Newtown) looks like she's on her way in collegiate softball. Western Connecticut State played 43 games this spring, and she was in 37 of them, starting in 22. She hit .255, with 12 safeties and eight RBIs.
Melissa steps into the batter's box aggressively -- she's in there to swing: she walked just once and struck out 11 times.
The Colonial Women finished their season 23-19.
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Amanda Schiffer (Masuk) is working her way into the lineup at Wentworth Institute of Technology, but this is a team that struggled this spring, and Amanda did a little struggling, too.
She played in 19 games, but most of her activity was as a pinch runner or pinch hitter. She got five starts, two as a pitcher and three at second base.
As an infielder, she was perfect in her attempts with a 1.000 fielding percentage. At the plate she was 4-for-11 with a .182 batting average.
In her two mound appearances, Amanda was 0-2, giving up 17 runs in 11 innings pitched for an 8.91 ERA. She struck out three and walked six.
The Leopards just had a bad year - a 9-23 record, 7-17 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Amanda will get more chances to do everything next year as the Leopards continue to build.
Western New England College freshman JonPaul Ouelette (Nonnewaug) got his collegiate career off to a pretty good start - he was 1-0 at fifth singles, 5-8 at sixth singles, and with three different partners had a combined 6-9 record in third doubles.
JonPaul was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference Rookie of the Week in April. He won a pair of singles and doubles matches when the Golden Bears got wins over Eastern Nazarene (7-2) and Curry (9-0).
He had singles wins in the fifth and sixth singles in straight sets and teamed with two teammates to earn victories at third doubles.
The Golden Bears ended their season in a quarterfinals match against Endicott in the conference tournament, compiling a 7-8 record.
Each team at St. Michael's College gives a Coaches Award at the end of the season. For the men's hockey team, the recipient was senior forward Matt Whitney (Gunnery).
Here's how coach Chris Davidson announced the award: "The Men's Hockey Coaches Award goes to a player that has been able to establish himself as one of our most consistent athletes. Throughout his time here at St. Michael's College he has developed not only as a student-athlete, but as a young man.
"He has a passion for the sport of hockey and life itself. One of his greatest attributes is to take the positive out of any situation which allows him to improve himself as well as his teammates. After all is said and done he leaves a legacy that proves hard work breeds success... Matt Whitney."
Matt played in 27 games this season and had two assists. In his career with the Purple Knights, he played in 95 games, scored four goals and made six assists.
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