Softball: The Shorewomen had another successful season, going 25-16 overall and 13-3 in conference play, which was the most conference wins in team history. WC also won over 20 games for the sixth time since 2011.
Before having their season cut short in the Centennial Conference Tournament, the team won nine straight games spanning from April 8th to May 5th. In the tournament, WC went 1-2, with a win over the #1 seed McDaniel College.
Junior pitcher Taylor Harcum was productive all over the field throughout the season, which placed her as the Centennial Conference Player of the Year. She hit for .419, scored 22 runs, and tallied 19 RBIs. While getting it done in the batters-box, Harcum also found success in the circle. She pitched 10 complete games, had a pair of shutouts, and had a career-best in strikeouts with 107.
Junior Elaina DiPrimio led the team in hits with 47 along with her .364 batting average. DiPrimio scored 18 runs and had 16 RBIs. Freshman Rachel Butler followed just behind DiPrimio with a .341 batting average, totaling for 28 hits and 19 RBIs.
Besides Harcum being named the conference’s Player of the Year, five Shorewomen earned All-Conference Recognition. Those five include DiPrimio, Butler, junior Allyson Meil, and sophomore Maddie Bennett. Junior Milly Kawabata was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Head Coach Lacey Lister is proud of her team and the success they had.
“While our season didn’t end in the way we would have liked, we had a great season! Winning 25 games isn’t easy and playing to our best conference record ever was pretty awesome to,” she said. “Our team worked hard all year long, battled in lots of tough games and really had each others backs. It really was a great season and I am very proud of my team!”
Baseball: The Shoremen ended their season with a 15-23 record overall with a 6-12 conference record.
The season had it’s up and downs but Head Coach Matt Reynolds is looking forward to developing a highly reputable program in WC’s.
“There are no excuses to be made for this year and the focus right now is preparation for next season, which started immediately after the final pitch was throw a few Saturdays ago,” he said. “This year’s results do not reflect the type of program that we are or that we aspire to be.”
Although WC missed the the playoffs, Reynolds addressed some individual efforts of seniors Billy Griffin, Logan Dubbe, and junior Matt Tancredi.
Griffin was named to the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team. He led the team in starts, innings pitched, strikeouts (81), and strikeouts per nine innings (12.08), Griffin led the conference in strikeouts and strikeouts per game throughout the regular season. “He was a bulldog for us,” Reynolds said.
Dubbe pitched 52.1 innings, recording 55 strikeouts, placing him right behind Griffin in that ranking. Dubbe also had a 2.58 ERA. “Dubbe was outstanding on the mound this year as well. Definitely had the most productive year of his career,” Reynolds explained.
Tancredi had career-best 16-game hitting streak during the season. The outfielder hit for .315, brought in 13 RBIs, and scored 14 runs. “Tancredi continued to get better this year and ended up turning in a solid effort,” Reynolds said.