Seahawks playing for softball championship

Image courtesy of Newport Daily News/Dave Hansen
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CCC Softball Championships SummarySalve Regina University softball hosts a final three at Toppa Field, needing one win for the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship; winner will take conference championship and automatic bid to NCAA Division III Championships.

NCAA Regional Ranking: Salve Regina softball climbs to No. 8 in New England in the latest NCAA Division III regional rankings (May 4).

Match-up: No. 1 Salve Regina Seahawks (24-11; 16-2 CCC) will face winner of No. 2 Western New England Golden Bears (24-10; 13-5 CCC) / No. 3 Roger Williams Hawks (25-17; 12-6 CCC)

Game date, time and site: Sun., May 7, 2017; approximately 1 p.m. (or 30 minutes after completion of Game 11) at Toppa Field (Newport, R.I.).

Live stats for Hawks v. Golden Bearshttp://bit.ly/2qbUcJj

Live stats for Salve Reginahttp://bit.ly/2pliA7i

Videohttp://bit.ly/1Quj97C Play-by-play call from Salve Regina sports information director, Ed Habershaw

Directionshttp://bit.ly/XdbZZp

Ticket Info: Free admission with parking available on streets around Freebody Park.

Game Program: Download a PDF version of the game program here.

Interactive Brackethttp://bit.ly/2phdBDG

CCC statistical leadershttp://www.cccathletics.com/sports/sball/2016-17/leaders

Series edge: Salve Regina has a 38-35 mark in the all-time series with Roger Williams ... Western New England has a 16-13 edge over Salve Regina since 1987, and 13-12 since joining the league in 2007 ... in the regular season, Seahawks swept a pair from the Hawks at Toppa Field (April 12, 2017) and split a pair against the Golden Bears in Springfield (April 18, 2017) ... on Thursday, Salve Regina advanced in the winner's bracket with a 3-1 win over Western New England at Toppa Field ...

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SALVE REGINA IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • The Seahawks have won four (5) Commonwealth Coast Conference softball championships since entering as a charter member; titles in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, and 2016.
  • The Seahawks have reached the championship round and/or game six other times: 1997, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

STOP THIEVES!
Salve Regina continues to rank second in the nation in stolen bases per game (3.37 steals per game), with CCC Player of the Year, Francesca Galeazzi, in the top ten.

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT™
Salve Regina designated player Kara O'Riley earned a selection to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ Team. O'Riley now advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Roger Williams University concluded its regular season at 12-6 in the CCC, and earned the No. 3 seed. After a 10-1 run-rule victory against No. 7 seed Curry at Springfield, the Hawks fell 9-3 to host and No. 2 seed Western New England University.

Top seed Salve Regina has held serve in both its outings, a 1-0 victory over No. 4 seed Endicott and a 3-1 triumph over the Golden Bears.

Roger Williams won both elimination games played on Thursday at Toppa Field, first defeating No. 8 seed Gordon, 6-0, and then ending Endicott's season with a 2-0 decision.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY

  • Salve Regina split the regular-season meetings with Western New England, on April 18 (winning 6-2 before losing 2-1). The top two seeds met Thursday at Toppa with the Seahawks winning 3-1.
  • The Seahawks swept the Hawks on April 12, winning 2-1 in eight innings and then 8-7 in the nightcap. Salve Regina has won four of the last five meetings with Roger Williams, including a 2-0 final in the 2017 championship game.

2017 SALVE REGINA WEEKLY AWARD WINNERS
Kelsey Boarman - CCC Pitcher of the Week - March 27, April 10, April 17, May 1
Francesca Galeazzi - CCC Player of the Week - March 27
Amanda Riley - CCC Player of the Week - April 17

Boarman, Galeazzi, and Riley are joined by six other Seahawks on the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) all-conference team: seniors Nikki Bukovsky (Westport, Conn.), Kara O'Riley (Acton, Mass.), and Lexi Soucie (No. Easton, Mass.); sophomores Emily Woznick (Sandy Hook, Conn.), Lindsey Florent (New Bedford, Mass.) and Elizabeth Lombardo (Thomaston, Conn.). Boarman named CCC Pitcher of the Year and Galeazzi named CCC Player of the Year.

ALL-TIME CCC SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS

YEAR CHAMPION YEAR CHAMPION YEAR CHAMPION YEAR CHAMPION
2016 Salve Regina 2009 Endicott  2002  Roger Williams  1995  Salve Regina 
2015 Western New Eng. 2008 Endicott 2001 Roger Williams 1994 Salve Regina
2014 Endicott 2007 Endicott 2000 U. of New England 1993 Salve Regina
2013 Roger Williams 2006 Endicott 1999 Salve Regina 1992 Anna Maria
2012 U. of New England 2005 Endicott 1998 Curry 1991 Anna Maria
2011 Endicott 2004 Endicott 1997 Curry 1990 Anna Maria
2010 Endicott 2003 Endicott 1996 Regis 1989 Anna Maria

 

COACHES' CORNER

  • Salve Regina University's first-year head coach Jannelle Iaquinto guided her team to a first-place finish in the league's regular season and earned the vote for CCC Coach of the Year.
  • The first-year head coach is the 12th skipper in the history of the Salve Regina softball program.
2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference Softball Standings (through May 6)
SCHOOL CONF PCT. OVERALL PCT. STRK
Salve Regina 16-2 .889 24-11 .686 W6
Western New Eng.
13-5 .722 24-10 .706 L1
Roger Williams
12-6 .667 25-17 .595 W2
Endicott 11-7 .611 22-16 .579 L1
U. of New England 10-8 .556 15-14 .517 L1
Nichols 8-10 .444 16-16 .500 L1
Curry 7-11 .389 16-23 .410 L2
Gordon 7-11 .389 15-22 .405 L2
Eastern Nazarene
5-13 .278 19-18 .514 L4
Wentworth 1-17 .056 4-25 .138 L2