The MAAC softball tournament begins Thursday and there are a few local softball players involved:
The tournament will be at Marist College Thursday through Saturday. It’s a double-elimination tournament.
Game one of the tournament is between No. 2 Fairfield at No. 3 Marist at noon.
(photo credit: Marist Athletics)
Through 47 games played this season and 37 of which she’s started; Lalli’s batting .258 with six doubles and eight RBI.
In the circle, Lalli’s posting an ERA of 3.20 with a record of 7-3. She’s walked 26 and struck out 36 in 74.1 innings pitched.
A few highlights of Lalli’s freshman season courtesy of Marist Athletics:
“A two-way player for the Red Foxes, she appeared in 39 games, 17 in the circle as a pitcher and 22 as a member of the offense … In the circle, she was second on the team with eight wins, a 3.69 ERA and a .282 opponents’ batting average against … Started 12 games and completed five, including her first career win and complete game at North Carolina A&T on February 26. Also struck out a season-high six batters versus Aggies … Pitched a season-high eight innings versus Winthrop in a complete game 3-2 win on March 16 in the Hawai’i Spring Fling Tournament … Offensively, had a season-high three hits at Norfolk State in first collegiate game on February 18 … Had RBIs versus Cornell and Rider on March 3 at the Patriot Classic … Hit first career double versus Cornell … Earned Rookie of the Week honor for her efforts versus Yale, Holy Cross and St. John’s; 17.0 innings pitched, six strikeouts, two wins, a save and a 1.65 ERA.”
On the other bench will be former North Salem standout Nicole Capra (featured image courtesy of Fairfield Athletics)
In her freshman year, Capra is batting .220 with two doubles and 18 RBI.
The winner of game one will face the winner of game two Friday at 11 a.m. The other team will go into the consolation bracket and will play at 1 p.m, which is game number 3.
The second game on Thursday is between top-seeded Siena and No. 4 Niagara at 2 p.m.
The former member of the Hudson Valley Hurricanes in 43 games played this season is batting .217 with an RBI.
The fifth game of the tournament will be between whoever loses game three against the winner of the fourth game.
The first game of the championship series will be on Saturday at noon. If necessary, the second game of the championship “series” will be at 2 p.m.