Overall Record: 9-36 (4-16 PL), Last Week: 0-2
Scoreboard: Central Connecticut 8, Holy Cross 3, Worcester, Mass., 5/2
Central Connecticut 13, Holy Cross 2, Worcester, Mass., 5/2
Schedule: Season is complete.
- The Holy Cross softball team concluded the 2012 season with back-to-back losses to Central Connecticut State (5/2) at Freshman Field. The team finished with an overall record of 9-36 with a 4-16 mark in the Patriot League. The conference tournament is set to begin on Thursday, May 10, and conclude on Saturday, May 12. No. 1 seed Lehigh will host the tournament and face No. 4 Lafayette and No. 2 Army will play No. 3 Colgate.
- Junior Sam Fregenti (Melville, N.Y.) highlighted the final series of the 2012 season against Central Connecticut State by blasting her fourth home run of the season. Fregenti broke the Holy Cross record for career home runs against Yale (3/6) at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. and ended the season with 19 career long balls. She led the team with a .307 batting average, .449 slugging percentage, .360 on-base percentage, 39 hits, 18 runs batted in and 57 total bases this season. Fregenti was named to the All-Patriot League second team.
- Sophomore Alex Gustafson (Medford, Mass.) finished the season in second behind Fregenti with a .294 batting average, 37 hits, 12 runs batted in and 47 total bases. She was tied for second with two home runs on the year and led the team with 11 multiple-hit games. She was named the Patriot League All-Academic team and the All-Patriot League second team for the first time.
- Senior Camille Trainor (Worcester, Mass.) was the most versatile player on the 2012 roster, playing all nine positions at some point during the season. Trainor highlighted the doubleheader versus Hartford (4/12) by catching the first game and pitching the second game of the twin bill. The Crusaders earned victories in both games with Trainor throwing seven complete innings in the circle, allowing two earned runs and four hits while striking out three. She ended the season tied for second on the team with two home runs and first in sacrifice bunts (7) and runs scored (14). As a pitcher, she totaled 17 appearances going 76.2 innings. Trainor was also named to the Patriot League All-Academic team.
- Sophomore Kelliner Croushore (Claremont, Calif.) led the team with a nine-game hitting streak from March 31-April 12. She was tied with senior Nicole Ortiz (Whittier, Calif.), who reached base safely in nine consecutive games, for the team high in that category. Ortiz ended the season third on the team with a .290 batting average. Senior Gwen Reimer (Pottsville, Pa.) led the team with 148 total plate appearances and 132 at-bats. She also finished first with eight steals was third on the team with 12 runs scored.
- Sophomore pitcher Julia Barrett (Gardner, Mass.) led the pitching staff with a 2.23 earned run average going 128.2 innings in 23 appearances and striking out 74 batters.
- Freshman Ashleigh Vargas (Wakefield, Mass.) recorded a .250 batting average in her first season at the collegiate level with 17 hits in 68 at-bats while struggling with injuries. Fellow classmate Emma Keough (Rochester, Mass.) appeared in 37 games her rookie season and shared the top spot with 25 starts by a freshman with Vargas and Rebecca Sewell (Bedminster, N.J.). Keough also aided the pitching staff late in the season making two starts and totaling three appearances for 13.0 innings of work.