Simpson picks up first-career TCCC honor
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University softball freshman Marissa Simpson (Brimfield, Mass.) has been named The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Pitcher of the Week. She shares the honor with Jenna Bortolotti of Endicott.
Simpson posted back-to-back shutouts in the first two conference starts of her career to help the Seahawks (5-9, 3-1 TCCC) earn their first two TCCC wins of the season. In game two against New England College on Saturday, Simpson scattered five hits and struck out five to guide the Seahawks to a 10-0 win. In the opener against Regis on Sunday, Simpson allowed two hits and fanned 11 in an 8-0 SRU win. She also drove in a pair of runs.
On the season, Simpson is 3-2 with a 4.02 earned run average (ERA). In 31.1 innings of work, she's allowed 18 earned runs and struck out 30.
The Seahawks return to action on Tuesday when they host Gordon College Tuesday afternoon at Toppa Field. Game one begins at 4 p.m.