Games 36 and 37
Saint Peter's 3-32 (2-13) vs. Fairfield 19-25 (8-8)
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2017, 12pm and 2pm
Location: Alumni Softball Field | Fairfield, CT
Games 38 and 39
Saint Peter's 3-32 (2-13) vs. Rider 6-40 (1-15)
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1pm and 3pm
Location: Joseph J. Jaroschak Field | Jersey City, NJ
The Saint Peter's University softball team will head to Fairfield, CT to face the Stags in a doubleheader matchup on Saturday, then the team returns home to host hOURglass rival Rider on Sunday.
WORD ON THE STAGS
Fairfield split a doubleheader with Marist on April 29 winning the first game 2-0 and dropping the second game 6-1. Amanda Ulzheimer leads the Stags with a .358 batting average with the team's best of 29 runs scored. Tori Reed follows with 23 RBI's and 24 runs, including four home runs.
WORD ON THE BRONCS
Rider dropped a contest to La Salle 3-2 on Wednesday, May 3. Amanda Jordan leads the Broncs with seven RBI's and six runs. Amanda Crimarco leads the Stags with seven RBI's and seven runs.
LAST TIME OUT
The Peacocks dropped a doubleheader to Iona on April 29 at the Jaroschak Field. Falling 11-1 in the first game and 12-2 in the second. In game one the Crystal Carlucci started, pitching five innings and the Peacocks were able to get only two hits off in five innings. In game two Brianna Hutchinson led the Peacocks with two RBI's and Shamar Sanchez and Tiffani Lambert finished with one run each.
MAAC STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (4/10/17)
The MAAC Student-Athlete of the week for the week of 4/10 was senior, Samantha Storms. Storms has a .363 batting average on 4-for-11 hitting. She hit a two-run homer on Monday, April 10th against Niagara recording two RBI's. Storms is second with 10 RBI's, 7 runs, 4 doubles, and 6 walks.
Saint Peter's softball team will return 10 players including four seniors, (Samantha Storms, Alyssa Ruiz, Crystal Carlucci,Candace Koch) two juniors, (Nicole Feoli, Chamar Sanchez), and four sophomores, (Schieler Collins, Harley Connors, Tiffani Lambert, Sydney Ramsey).
The Peacocks welcome five freshmen to the team Kathleen Donovan (Abington, NJ), Alina Guevara (Agoura Hills, CA), Theamaris Ramirez (Homestead, FL),Brianna Hutchinson (Lebanon,OH) and Georgia Verrastro (Scott Township, PA).
Chris Stelma begins his first season at the helm of Saint Peter's. He most recently served as an assistant coach at Division III, William Paterson University in New Jersey during the 2016 season. Prior to joining William Paterson, he was the owner of Fielder's Choice Baseball/Kaboom Softball in Andover, where he coordinates training, league play, tournaments and facilities, and served as the head coach of the U18 Showcase baseball and softball teams. Stelma was the baseball head coach at his alma mater, County College of Morris during the fall of 2007.
Stelma earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Rhode Island in 2006. While at URI, Stelma was a member of the baseball team where he played two seasons at shortstop for the Rams, making 31 starts and appearing in over 40 games. Prior to transferring to URI, Stelma began his collegiate career at County College of Morris where he played for current Saint Peter's assistant coach Ed Moskal in 2003. He was named All-Region and All-Garden State Conference at County College of Morris and ranked in the top 15 among JUCO hitters in 2003.