NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Softball team gets some recognition

With all the early season success of the NECC softball team, they were featured in the Eagle Tribune on April 18 and on the front page of the Sports section in the April 19 edition of the Newburyport Daily News. At the time, the team sported a 10-4 record, but have took a slight downturn since the paper came out. Since April 19, the Knights have gone 2-4 in three doubleheader matchups against the Community College of Rhode Island and Dean College.

The team played a doubleheader on the 19th at home against Rhode Island. The Knights won the first game, 12-4. Nodine Webster was the winning pitcher, recording 3 strikeouts. Maddy Crateau and Angelina Correia both hit triples.

The second game against Rhode Island that day was a different story. NECC lost 20-10, giving up 7 runs in the 2nd inning and 9 in the 3rd. Crateau, Kassidy Kennefick, Kelsey Trudeau and Correia all hit doubles during the game, but it was not enough to keep their team from losing by 10 runs.

After the 1 win, 1 loss day at home, the Knights traveled to Dean College two days later, where they would gain another win and another loss.

NECC scored 4 runs in the first inning of the first game and won 13-7. Webster picked up another win and struck out 4 on the day. Crateau hit a home run and recorded 2 RBI’s.

The Knights lost the second game of the doubleheader 8-6. Dean won the game when in the final inning they scored 5 runs to get up on NECC. Toni Mariano hit a home run while Kennefick, Trudel, Katherine Quevedo and Hannah Benning all had a stolen base.

The next day, the Knights came home to finish off their regular season in a doubleheader against Rhode Island. The day ended in two losses for NECC. The first game was a 6-1 loss, and the game after was a 4-2 loss.

The Knights ended their regular season with a winning record of 11-8, which may be good enough to squeeze into the Region 15 postseason tournament. The tournament berth for the Knights is tentative.