Top Five Flashback: Softball #4

Top Five Flashback: Softball #4
Top Five Flashback: Softball #4


NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University athletics resumes its summer series with a daily flashback to the top five moments of 2016-17 for each of its 19 varsity sports. Beginning with Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017) and finishing with the final day of August, 95 moments (19 x 5) will be shared to relive the most exciting happenings of the most recent Seahawk season.

The role of a pinch hitter in baseball or softball requires the player to be ready at a moment's notice and produce, whether it be getting on base or advancing a baserunner or both. While limited in her starting assignments, junior Lindsay DelGrego (Wallingford, Conn.) remained ready at all times for first-year head coach Jannelle Iaquinto, and jumped at the chance to pinch hit in the bottom of the seventh of a tie game (3-3 with Concordia of Wisconsin, on March 16 in Clermont, Fla.) with the winning run represented on second base.

Earlier in the inning, freshman Allie Gusmano (Orange, Conn.) pinch hit for junior Francesca Galeazzi (Lynn, Mass.) and was hit by a pitch with one out. Galeazzi re-entered as a runner for Gusmano and moved to second on a ground out. Now with two outs, DelGrego was asked to "fake" a bunt to allow Galeazzi to steal third. A successful stolen base drew an errant throw into left field and Galeazzi scored the game-winning run without the benefit of a hit.

Salve Regina University
Salve Regina athletics sponsors 20 NCAA Division III varsity sports for men and women. The Seahawks compete in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC - baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's track and field, women's volleyball), New England Hockey Conference (NEHC - women's ice hockey), New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA - sailing). Beginning in 2017-18, Salve Regina will also sponsor equestrian as a varsity sport, and adds junior varsity programs for baseball and men's lacrosse.