2012 Softball News
May 18, 2012
Quintana earns NFCA All-Region honors
NEWPORT, R.I. – After a record-setting 2012 campaign, Salve Regina University junior Jillian Quintana has been selected as a member of the 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-New England Third Team.
May 11, 2012
Seahawks' season ends with 2-0 loss to Sharks
NEWPORT, R.I. – The seventh-seeded Simmons College softball team scored two unearned runs in the top of the seventh to upset #2 Salve Regina University by a score of 2-0 during the opening round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship tournament at Toppa Field on Friday night. With the loss, the Seahawks season comes to an end with an overall mark of 24-17. The Sharks improve to 25-16 on the year and advance to the double-elimination phase of the tournament this Saturday at Brandeis University.
May 7, 2012
Seahawks earn #2 seed in ECAC Championships
NEWPORT, R.I. – The Salve Regina University softball team has been selected as the number two seed in the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Championship tournament. The #2 Seahawks will host #7 Simmons College on Wednesday at Toppa Field.
May 5, 2012
Salve Regina ends Endicott's reign, 9-1
NEWPORT, R.I. – Junior Jillian Quintana (Denver, Colo.) went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and five runs batted in as the top-seeded Salve Regina University softball team defeated #2 Endicott College by a score of 9-1 during the semifinal round of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship tournament at Toppa Field on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Seahawks to 24-15 on the season, and ends the Gulls’ (22-17-1) string of nine consecutive CCC titles.
May 5, 2012
Seahawks edged by Nor'easters in CCC finals, 3-2
NEWPORT, R.I. – The top-seeded Salve Regina University softball team rallied back from a 3-0 deficit before eventually falling to the third-seeded University of New England Nor’easters by the final score of 3-2 during the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship finals at Toppa Field on Saturday afternoon. The Seahawks conclude their season with an overall mark of 24-16. The Nor’easters earn the league's automatic qualification berth into the field of 61 for the NCAA Division III Softball Championship, which begins Thursday, May 10.
May 3, 2012
Top three seeds advance to final day of CCC Championships
NEWPORT, R.I. – Freshman Kelly Reid tossed a three-hit shutout as the third-seeded University of New England softball team (25-12) advanced to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship tournament finals by defeating #1 Salve Regina University (23-15), 11-0, at Toppa Field on Thursday night. Second seed Endicott College (22-16-1) earned a 5-0 victory over #8 Eastern Nazarene College and a 6-2 win over #6 Western New England University to advance to the semifinals along with Salve Regina. Western New England had defeated #4 Roger Williams (19-23) earlier in the day by a score of 11-2 in five innings.
April 30, 2012
Seahawks advance behind Cruver, Parolise
NEWPORT, R.I. – Senior Kristen Parolise went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in to spark the top-seeded Salve Regina University softball team to a 3-1 victory over #4 Roger Williams during a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship tournament contest at Toppa Field on Monday evening. The win improves the Seahawks to 23-14 on the year, while the Hawks fall to 19-22.
April 28, 2012
Scroope, Cruver head list of seven CCC honorees
NEWPORT, R.I. – Junior Jen Cruver, who was selected as the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Pitcher of the Year, and head coach Kerri Scroope, named CCC Softball Coach of the Year, headlined a list of seven members from the Salve Regina University softball program that received conference honors on Saturday night. Cruver, freshman Laura Anne Dinan (Monterey, Mass.), junior Jillian Quintana (Denver, Colo.), and sophomore Marissa Simpson (Brimfield, Mass.) were named to the All-CCC First Team, while senior Kristen Parolise (Hamden, Conn.) was selected to the Second Team, and junior Ali Muehlbronner (Glenside, Pa.) received Honorable Mention recognition.
April 26, 2012
Softball splits regular season finale with MIT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Salve Regina University softball team closed out its 2012 regular season with a split against non-conference opponent MIT on Thursday afternoon at Briggs Field. Salve Regina won the opener 6-2 and now stands at 22-14 on the year.
April 25, 2012
Salve Regina softball clinches No. 1 seed
NEWPORT, R.I. - For the first time since 1999, Salve Regina University softball has earned the No. 1 seed in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championships.
April 24, 2012
Seahawks earn split with Gulls on Senior day
NEWPORT, R.I. – After dropping the opener, 7-0, the Salve Regina University softball team scored in five consecutive innings to capture a 7-3 victory in the nightcap, earning a split with Endicott College in a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader on Senior Day at Toppa Field. The Seahawks move to 21-13 overall and 14-4 during CCC play, while the Gulls slide to 19-14-1 on the season, including a 13-3 mark in the conference.
April 24, 2012
CCC Player of the Week: Jillian Quintana
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Salve Regina University junior first baseman Jillian Quintana (Denver, Colo.) hit safely and reached base at least twice in each contest to help lead the Seahawks to a 4-0 weekly record, which lengthened the team’s winning streak to eight games. She batted .667 with an outstanding 1.417 slugging percentage with included two home runs, three doubles, nine RBI and two runs scored. During a doubleheader sweep of Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) rival Gordon, Quintana went 5-for-6 with a home run and seven runs batted in. In addition, she posted three multiple hit games on the week.
April 22, 2012
Softball showdown with Gulls postponed to Mon.
NEWPORT, R.I. - With a postponement of its doubleheader today, Salve Regina University softball (20-13; 13-3 CCC) will conclude its regular season Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) schedule with a twinbill against first-place Endicott College (18-13-1; 12-2 CCC) on Monday, April 23 at Toppa Field (3 p.m.).
April 21, 2012
Seahawks win eighth straight, sweep Gordon
WENHAM, Mass. — The Salve Regina University softball team swept both games of a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader versus Gordon College on Saturday, earning a 13-1 victory in five innings in the day's opener before taking game two 3-0. With the wins the Seahawks improve to 13-3 in league action.
April 17, 2012
Simpson honored as CCC Player of the Week
NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University sophomore Marissa Simpson has been selected as the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Co-Player of the Week, as announced by conference commissioner Gregg Kaye on Tuesday afternoon.
April 16, 2012
Seahawks win sixth straight, sweep Corsairs
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Salve Regina University softball team swept its third straight doubleheader on Monday, taking a pair of contests from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Monday. The Seahawks won the first game, 5-4 in eight innings, and then took the nightcap, 3-2.
April 15, 2012
Seahawks keep rolling, sweep Leopards
BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore Marissa Simpson went 6-for-7 with four runs scored and three RBI and junior Jen Cruver pitched 10 shutout innings as the Salve Regina softball team swept Wentworth, 14-0 (five innings) and 5-0 in Commonwealth Coast Conference action on Carr Diamond.
April 14, 2012
Dinan, Cruver help Seahawks blow past UNE
NEWPORT, R.I. – Freshman Laura Anne Dinan delivered a two-out, two-run, walk-off single in extra innings during game one, while junior Jen Cruver tossed a complete-game shutout in the nightcap to lead the Salve Regina University softball team to a sweep over the University of New England during a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader at Toppa Field on Saturday afternoon. The Seahawks earned a 5-4 victory in game one and a 1-0 win in game two, improving to 14-12 (9-3 CCC) on the season, while the Nor’easters dip to 14-10 (6-4 CCC) on the year.
April 10, 2012
Seahawks drop a pair versus Anchorwomen
NEWPORT, R.I. – The Salve Regina University softball team dropped a pair of non-conference contests to visiting Rhode Island College at Toppa Field on Tuesday evening. The Anchorwomen earned a 7-3 victory in game one before sealing a 5-2 win in the nightcap with a game-ending triple play. The Seahawks record now falls to an even 12-12 on the season, while the Anchorwomen improve to 11-6 overall.
April 5, 2012
Cruver blanks Golden Bears; Seahawks split
NEWPORT, R.I. - Junior pitcher Jen Cruver (No. Haven, Conn.) struck out nine and limited Western New England University softball to just two hits as Salve Regina University won Game Two of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader, 7-0, at Toppa Field in Newport. The Golden Bears bested Cruver in the opener, 3-1.
April 4, 2012
Seahawks split CCC doubleheader with Hawks
BRISTOL, R.I. – After losing game one by a score of 10-6, the Salve Regina University softball team blanked Roger Williams University, 14-0, in the nightcap to earn a split during a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon.
April 1, 2012
Seahawks settle for split with Colonels
NEWPORT, R.I. - A five-run rally in the bottom of the 7th inning put Salve Regina University softball in position to sweep visiting Curry College, but the Colonels outscored the Seahawks 2-1 in the extra frame to salvage a split of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader.
March 28, 2012
Cruver does it all as Seahawks sweep Beavers
NEWPORT, R.I. – Junior Jen Cruver struck out 23 batters to earn a pair of complete-game victories on the mound, while also leading the Seahawks in hits, runs, and RBIs at the plate, as the Salve Regina University softball team swept a non-conference doubleheader versus UMaine Farmington by the scores of 3-2 and 2-1 at Toppa Field on Wednesday evening. The victories improve the Seahawks to 9-7 on the season, while the Beavers drop to an even overall mark of 2-2.
March 27, 2012
Warriors christen new field with sweep of Seahawks
MANSFIELD, Conn. - Salve Regina University softball saw its four-game win streak end at the hands of Eastern Connecticut State University which played a home game for the first time since 2009.
March 26, 2012
Cruver, Quintana garner CCC softball honors
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Salve Regina University softball, off to a 4-0 start in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play, had its starting pitcher and first baseman named pitcher and player of the week, respectively.
March 24, 2012
Seahawks sweep Bison to move to 4-0 in CCC
DUDLEY, Mass. – The Salve Regina University softball team swept Nichols in a Commonwealth Coast Conference twinbill Saturday afternoon. Nichols made a dramatic comeback in the opening game, only to fall to the Seahawks, 4-3, in nine innings, and Salve Regina pounded out 14 hits to win the nightcap, 10-7. Nichols dips to 5-7 and 0-2 in conference games, while the Seahawks, winners of six of their last eight games, improve to 7-5 overall and 4-0 in league play.
March 23, 2012
Seahawks open CCC with home sweep of Lions
NEWPORT, R.I. – Junior Jen Cruver tossed a one-hit shutout in game one, while junior Zeena Barbarita collected three hits in the night cap as the Salve Regina University softball team swept a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) doubleheader versus Eastern Nazarene on Friday evening at Toppa Field. The Seahawks took game one by a final score of 7-0 before earning a 9-1 victory in six innings in game two. The sweep improves the Seahawks to 5-5 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the Lions fall to 3-11 (0-2 CCC).
March 16, 2012
Dinan walk-off hit gives Seahawks split
CLERMONT, Fla. - Freshman Laura Anne Dinan (Monterey, Mass.) scored sophomore Marissa Simpson (Brimfield, Mass.) with the game-winning run on a bases-loaded infield single as Salve Regina University softball (3-5) managed a split of its games on final day in Florida.
March 15, 2012
Cruver blanks Blue Jays; Seahawks split in Fla.
CLERMONT, Fla. - Junior pitcher Jen Cruver (North Haven, Conn.) hurled a 3-hit 1-0 shutout against St. Joseph College of Connecticut as Salve Regina University softball split its two games in Florida today, dropping the nightcap 5-0 to University of Scranton.
March 13, 2012
CCC Player of the Week: Ali Muehlbronner
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Salve Regina University junior infielder Ali Muehlbronner (Glenside, Pa.) opened up the season hitting .857 (6-for-7) reaching base safely in her first six plate appearances last week.
March 13, 2012
Geneseo St., Messiah trip Salve Regina in Florida
CLERMONT, Fla. - Salve Regina University softball suffered two losses on Tuesday during its Florida trip. Geneseo State defeated the Seahawks, 7-3, before Messiah took a 9-1 decision in the later game.
March 10, 2012
Seahawks split on opening day in Florida
CLERMONT, Fla. - Salve Regina University softball (1-1) scored five runs in the first two innings against Bethany College and held on for a 5-4 win over the Bison in the second of two games on opening day for the Seahawks.
March 7, 2012
Salve Regina softball announces captains
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University softball head coach Kerri Scroope announces four players as her captains for the 2012 campaign - seniors Deanna Ciccarelli (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) and Nikki Hirschbeck (Trumbull, Conn.), and juniors Jen Cruver (North Haven, Conn.) and Ali Muehlbronner (Glenside, Pa.).
February 20, 2012
Nationally-ranked teams spice Salve Regina softball schedule
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Recently-released results of a pre-season coaches' poll pick the Salve Regina University softball team seventh in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). The Seahawks, ousted in the first round of the conference championships last spring, have built a strong non-league schedule in hopes of challenging pre-season favorite Endicott in its bid for a 10th straight CCC title.
December 21, 2011
Softball honored by NFCA for academic achievements
NEWPORT, R.I. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has announced the Salve Regina University softball team as a one of their 2010-11 NFCA Division III All-Academic Teams. In addition, senior Christina Walsh, freshman Jennifer Edine, and freshman Bethany Snow have each been selected as members of the 2010-11 NFCA Division III All-America Scholar Athletes team.
October 19, 2011
Seahawks hope to halt police streak
NEWPORT, R.I. - Cardines Field, home of the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, hosts another fall classic on Friday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.) when members of the Salve Regina University baseball and softball teams compete in a softball contest against members of the Newport Police Department. Admission is free and includes promotional giveaways throughout the game.