BOSTON – The Suffolk softball team leads off its final regular season week at the NE Baseball Complex in Northborough, Massachusetts, Tuesday for a double feature with the AMCATS of Anna Maria. Game 1 is set for 3:30 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
Over the course of two GNAC games, the Suffolk softball team bombed six balls out of the park as the Rams crushed Saint Joseph's College (Maine) at East Boston Memorial Park Sunday afternoon. Suffolk claimed the opener and took the closer 12-5.
With the two victories Jaclyn Davis earns her 100th career victory as a head coach through five seasons with 87 of those coming in her four years on Suffolk's bench. The pair of triumphs also improves Suffolk to 25-7 overall, marking the second straight season Davis and the Rams recorded 25 wins.
WHERE WE STAND
The two wins on April 24 played a key role in the Rams' placement in the GNAC standings. With the victories, Suffolk moved to 14-4 against conference competition and combined with help from Norwich, who swept St. Joseph (Conn.), the Rams are tied for first-place with Johnson & Wales (26-7, 14-4 GNAC).
RUN DOWN ON THE RAMS
It has been a series of well-rounded efforts that has allowed Suffolk to win 25 wins this season, as the Rams are averaging over six runs a game, while allowing just about 3 per contest.
Jill Pulek is one of the hottest players on the squad, bringing a three-game hitting streak into the matchup with the AMCATs. The freshman has brought in 32 runs, scored 33 herself on 40 hits, including 15 for extra bases (7 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs). Delaney Sylvester is also nothing short of superior, with the sophomore catcher collecting 45 hits in 31 games to produce 32 RBI and 17 runs. Devlin Frost rounds out the deadly trio of the Rams' three through five hole in the lineup. Frost, who is hitting .396, has 27 RBIs on 42 hits, including 10 doubles, and has scored 32 runs.
Sophomores Taylor Holmes and Ali Yamakaitis' arms anchor Suffolk's staff. Holmes is 9-1 with a 1.72 ERA in 77.1 innings of work with a team-high 54 Ks. Yamakaitis has twirled the most for the Rams', 88.2 innings, to produce a 9-4 ledger and a 1.89 ERA. Kim Crucioli has also played a vital role inside the circle for the blue-and-gold with the junior owning a 6-2 mark in 41.1 innings of work.
|HITTING STREAKS ATTACHED|
Hits During Streak
Every week Suffolk has been in action this season a rookie has been recognized with back-to-back GNAC Corvias Rookie of the Week accolades. Jill Pulek earned the distinction March 14, whileEvelyn Marquis garnered the honor March 21.
FROST'S FIRST PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOR
Devlin Frost earned her first GNAC Corvias Player of the Week recognition of her career Monday as the sophomore produced seven hits and a .538 batting average in four games last weekend, helping the Rams turn in a 3-1 record.
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A LOOK AT THE AMCATS
Anna Maria has dropped its last five games, two in five innings, to dip to 4-27 overall and 2-16 in the GNAC. The AMCATS lone two conference victories came against Simmons in extras, 8-7, and Emmanuel, 7-6.
Jacqueline Lapierre is batting .471 with seven doubles and a team-high 22 RBI and 22 runs. Victoria Falco is hitting .308 with four doubles and triples, respectively, 22 runs scored and 17 runs brought in. Ally Hamelin is 4-7 in the circle with a 6.75 ERA in 65.1 innings and 27 strikeouts.
A Thursday contest at Curry serves as a primer for Suffolk's regular season finale as the Rams host Rivier Saturday on senior day.