WOMEN’S SOFTBALL TRAVELS TO PASCO-HERNANDO STATE THIS FRIDAY, HOST PALM BEACH STATE IN CONFERENCE OPENER ON SATURDAY
This Friday, Broward travels to New Port Richey to play Pasco-Hernando State College in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. On Saturday, the Seahawks return to Judson A. Samuels South Campus to host Palm Beach State College in the Southern Conference opening doubleheader starting at 5 p.m.
Last Tuesday, Broward split a doubleheader against South Florida State College at Avon Park, winning the first game 4-3 and losing the nightcap 8-0. In the opener, Broward trailed 3-2 with one out in the top of the fifth inning when Jessica Fraga laced a two-run single to rally the Seahawks. The other two runs came on Sophie Bugter scoring on passed ball in the first inning and Miranda Maddox belting a solo home run in the fourth. Michaela Metcalfe reach base in all four at-bats with three singles and a walk. Shayla Loudermilk pitched a complete game, scattering six hits while striking out two in seven innings to record her second victory.
In the second game, Bugter singled twice to finish 4 for 5 in the doubleheader with a double, two runs and a stolen base. Metcalfe walked and singled to finish 4 for 5.
KAITLYN ROMAINE AND MICAH TEW SIGN SCHOLARSHIPS TO FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE
Kaitlyn Romaine and Micah Tew extend their collegiate careers by signing athletic scholarships to four-year colleges. Romaine signed with Webber International University and Tew committed to Columbia (S.C.) College.
During her two years pitching for the Seahawks, Romaine started 33 of her 37 appearances, worked 194 innings, posted 21 complete games and struck out 92 batters. As a freshman, Romaine was selected second team all-Southern Conference after leading the Seahawks in appearances (16), starts (14), innings pitched (88) complete games (nine), victories (four) and strikeouts (47). Last season, Romaine also played second base and made 110 plate appearances, registering team-highs in triples (two), sacrifice bunts (six), sacrifice flies (one) and finishing second in doubles (four).
Throughout her two seasons at Broward, Tew pitched a combined 65 and two-third innings, appeared in 22 games, posted two complete games and struck out 10 batters. Tew’s sophomore season was hampered with injuries, limiting her to only eight appearances with a total of 18 and one-third innings pitched. Her finest performance came during her freshman season when she helped the Seahawks defeat Miami Dade College 4-3 on April 3 at Judson A. Samuels South Campus. Tew tossed a complete game, scattering seven hits, three runs (one earned), walked two and struck out two. Miami Dade went on to finish ninth in the final NJCAA poll.
MONICA PALACIO CONCLUDES SEAHAWK CAREER WITH STANDOUT YEAR FOR WOMEN’S SOFTBALL
Sophomore first baseman Monica Palacio concluded her career as a Seahawk by topping the team in batting average (.306), slugging percentage (.378), on-base percentage (.353), hits (34), runs batted in (16), doubles (five), home runs (one), total bases (42), at bats (111) and tied Alexis Zackey in runs (nine). Palacio also led in fielding percentage (.969), chances (289) and putouts (268).
Miranda Maddox finished first in walks (18) and Zackey led in stolen bases (seven). Shelby Gatto was first in total plate appearances (121) and threw out a team-high seven base stealers. Brittany Overstreet and Michaela Metcalfe finished tied for first in hit-by-pitches (two) and Metcalfe topped all fielders in assists with 82.
Kaitlyn Romaine led in triples (two), sacrifice bunts (six), sacrifice flies (one), innings pitched (106), strikeouts (45), appearances (21) and starts (19).