Apr. 20—Two former Lackawanna Trail softball players were honored by their respective conferences
Marywood University freshman Sam Baltrusaitis was chosen Atlantic East Conference Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, while Alvernia University junior Ally Decker was named MAC Commonwealth Pitcher of the Week for the period ending Sunday.
Baltrusaitis helped the Pacers go 3-1 during the week by batting .500 (6 for 12) with two home runs, six runs and eight RBIs. Her highlight came in Game 2 of a doubleheader split against Gwynedd Mercy when she hit an ultimate grand slam — a walkoff, bases-loaded home run with her team trailing by three runs in the final inning — to give Marywood a 10-9 victory.
She is hitting .370 for the season (10 for 27) with two doubles, four home runs, eight runs and 14 RBIs in 10 games.
Decker went 2-0 on the mound for Alvernia, giving up just one run, 11 hits and striking out 12 in 14 innings. In Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep against Eastern University, she tossed a seven-hit shutout, 6-0.
For the season, Decker is 7-2 with a 2.60 earned-run average and 48 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings.
Keystone College baseball senior Nick Carlini (Abington Heights) was selected Colonial States Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for the period ending Sunday.
Carlini batted .500 for the week (6 for 12) with three doubles, seven runs and eight RBIs. In Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep of Valley Forge, he hit for the cycle, going 4 for 4 with five runs and six RBIs. He had a two-run triple in the first inning, a single and a three-run home run in the third and a RBI double in the fifth.
He is riding a 13-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 14 of 16 games this season. He is batting .400 (26 for 65) with nine doubles, three triples, four home runs, 25 runs and 25 RBIs.
n Misericordia University baseball sophomore Derrick Vosburg (Wallenpaupack) was 3 for 4 with four RBIs in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep of King’s College on Sunday.
Vosburg has been on fire in his last six games, batting .522 (12 for 23) with two doubles, six runs and 14 RBIs. Overall, he is hitting .409 (18 for 44) with five doubles, 13 runs and 19 RBIs.
n St. Bonaventure University softball senior Grace Perechinsky (Holy Cross) was a bright spot for the Bonnies in their four-game series loss to Saint Louis University.
Perechinsky batted .500 (5 for 10) with two home runs, two walks, two runs and eight RBIs. That performance earned her the school’s Female Student-Athlete of the Week award.
At the Atlantic 10 Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, St. Bonaventure senior Michael Bruno (West Scranton) was named Most Outstanding Men’s Diver.
Bruno won the 3-meter dive with 344.60 points and finished fourth in the 1-meter dive with 305.70 points. That effort earned him the school’s Male Student-Athlete of the Week award.
Call to the pen
Redshirt sophomore Nate McLain (North Pocono) has been working out of the bullpen for the Rutgers University baseball team. He is 0-1 with one save in nine appearances with 17 strikeouts in 16 innings.
His save came April 11 at Northwestern when he pitched a perfect bottom of the 10th inning to nail down a 6-5 win for the Scarlet Knights.
University of Massachusetts softball freshman pitcher Jenna Bradley (Holy Cross) notched her first collegiate shutout — a 9-0, five-inning win at La Salle University in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep. Bradley allowed just three hits, walked one and fanned one to even her season record to 2-2. … East Stroudsburg University graduate student Carly Danoski (Abington Heights) finished first in the 1,500 meters at the 15th annual ESU All-American Meet. Danoski’s time pf 4:52.34 was a personal best. She also was the anchor leg of the 4×400-meter relay team that finished second on 4:04.77. … At the Mount 33-48 Invitational, hosted by Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Saint Francis University freshman Bryce Collins (Riverside) won the high jump at 6 feet, 6 inches. Meanwhile, Wagner University junior Cy Babcanec (Lakeland) was second in the 400 meters in 49.90 seconds, 10th in the 200 meters in 22.38 seconds and part of the winning 4×100-meter relay team in 42.02 seconds. … Bloomsburg University track and field freshman Emily Peet (Wallenpaupack) placed sixth in the javelin in 95 feet, 7 inches at the Shippensburg University Mid-Week Meet.
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