Keuka College Softball Shines in NEAC Awards

Keuka College Softball Shines in NEAC Awards

GANSEVOORT, N.Y.— The Keuka College Softball team just concluded a 23-1 regular season and their outstanding play on the field was reflected in the North Eastern Athletic Conference's awards for the North Division.

Bringing home North Division Player and Rookie of the Year was freshman Jessie Hammers. Hammers is leading the North Eastern Athletic Conference with a .542 batting average this season. She is also tied for the conference lead with 27 stolen bases. Hammers currently ranks fourth in the country in batting average and 10th in on-base percentage.

Fellow freshman Colleen Mooney was honored as the NEAC North Division Pitcher of the Year. The freshman has posted a 15-3 record this season for the Green and Gold. Her 15 wins is tied for the conference lead. Mooney also ranks in the top five in the NEAC in complete games (16), shutouts (4), strikeouts (94), and earned run average (1.41), among other categories. She will enter the conference tournament with the second most wins in school history in a season and just 10 strikeouts shy to the single season record at Keuka College.

Both Hammers and Mooney were also named First Team All-Conference as was junior Katelyn Warren. The catcher hit .365 this season and ranked fourth in the NEAC with 30 runs batted in. Warren had 35 hits on the season with 14 of them being for extra bases. She led the Wolves with 10 doubles. It is the third consecutive season that Warren earned First Team All-Conference honors.

Rounding out the postseason awards for Keuka College was outfielder Samantha Blum. The senior leaves Keuka being named All-Conference in all four seasons for the Green and Gold. This year, Blum posted a .349 batting average with a .547 slugging percentage. She ranked second on the team and fifth in the NEAC with 4 triples on the season. Blum also was second on the team with 11 stolen bases. Samantha Blum currently sits in third place on the career hits list at Keuka College with 132. She also has scored the fourth most runs, hit the fourth most triples, hit the second most home runs, and drove in the fourth most runs in program history over her career.

Keuka College will now prepare to defend their North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship. The Wolves earned the top seed in the North Division and will open the tournament on Friday at Penn St.-Berks. Keuka College will start the double-elimination tournament by facing the winner of the Wilson College vs. Cazenovia College matchup earlier in the day.