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Monday, May 2, 2011

Area honors

SCSU's Larson honored
Starting pitcher Jayme Larson (Aurora, Colo.) of the Southern Connecticut State University softball team was selected to the Northeast-10 Conference honor roll for her 5-1 performance this past week.
Larson went 5-1 on the week with a 1.31 ERA including a streak of 27 straight innings without allowing an earned run. Her best performance came against Franklin Pierce where she tossed a one hitter through 6.0 innings to get the win on Friday.
The Owls will be back in action for the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament to take on either No. 6 Adelphi or No. 7 LeMoyne in the fourth and final game of the day on Friday. The tournament, which runs in a double-elimination format, runs through Sunday.

Paolucci rookie of the week
Quinnipiac Softball’s Jordan Paolucci Wins Second Akadema/NEC Rookie of the Week Honor
Quinnipiac softball freshman Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) was named Akadema/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday, May 2. The honor is Paolucci’s second weekly accolade of the 2011 season.

Schwartzburg sets school mark
Junior right-handed pitcher Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) broke the Quinnipiac University softball season-strikeout record as she fanned six batters in a Northeast Conference doubleheader against Saint Francis (Pa.). Schwartzburg struck out 15 batters on the day to increase her season total to 265 strikeouts, which breaks the record she set last season when she posted 255 strikeouts as a sophomore. The Bobcats won the first outing of the twinbill, 2-0, and recorded an 11-3 victory in five innings of play in game two.

Bobcats meet Navy in NCAA
Quinnipiac was dominant in winning its first NEC Tournament title over the weekend, first ousting three-time defending champion Sacred Heart, 18-9, in Friday’s semifinals, before rolling to a 15-3 win over Mount St. Mary’s in Sunday’s final...Sacred Heart had beaten Quinnipiac in each of the last three NEC Tournament championship games...Quinnipiac has now won six straight and 13 of its last 14 outings...The Bobcats will take on Patriot League champion Navy in the NCAA Tournament Play-In game on Saturday, May 7th at noon

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