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Women's Softball season wrap-up

Team meeting on the mound during the game against SUNY Adirondack!
Team meeting on the mound during the game against SUNY Adirondack!

            The Mohawk Valley Women's Softball team saw great strides made in the program this season.  This team improved upon a 2-22 record in 2018 to finish the 2019 campaign with a very respectable 12-12 record.  When asked about the team's growing success, head coach Brittnee Mexico said, "This was a hardworking group of girls that worked to get better each day.  They put in the time during practices to get better and we saw improved results.  We are looking forward to taking an even bigger step forward next season with the addition of 13 new players to the team."

            The Hawks saw big production numbers on both the offensive and defensive sides led by freshman Joy Stevens on the mound.  She accounted for 11 of the Hawks 12 victories.  She led the region in strikeouts this season with an impressive 138 K's.  This total also broke the previous Mohawk Valley record of 131.  Stevens was at the top of the region in batting average against with an average of .214.  She finished 8th in the region in total ERA with a final ERA of 3.03.

            On the offensive side, the Hawks were led by sophomore team MVP Ariel Smith.  Smith finished her MVCC career with an impressive season leading the Hawks in slugging percentage, RBI's, doubles, and runs scored.  She just narrowly missed out on leading the team in both batting average and on-base percentage, finishing 2nd in both categories to freshman Bobbie-Lee Hall.  Smith's stat line for the season was a .425 BA, .462 OBP, .644 SLG%, 21 RBI's, 10 doubles, and 25 runs scored.  Bobbie-Lee Hall led the Hawks with a .427 BA and a .466 OBP while also scoring 21 runs as the Hawk's catcher.  Other big offensive contributors for the Hawks this season were sophomore short-stop Hannah Hoehn and freshman pitcher Joy Stevens.  Hoehn finished her MVCC career with a fantastic sophomore season scoring 22 runs and finishing with a .380 batting average.  Stevens to go along with her dominance on the mound this season also had a .377 batting average in her first year at MVCC.

            With the addition of many new faces to the team this coming fall, the team already has a seven-game fall ball season slated starting with a home double-header against Cazenovia College on Saturday, September 21st.