NH College Roundup: KSC's Crisp is top Little East Conference softball honoree
Keene State College freshman Mariah Crisp of Greenland on Tuesday was named the Little East Conference softball pitcher and rookie of the year.
Crisp, a Portsmouth High grad, is 17-5 with a save. She has already set the school record for single-season strikeouts (202) and stands 10th in the nation in strikeouts, 18th in hits allowed per seven innings and 20th in ERA.
KSC seniors Jessica Fiorenza and Nicole Dupuis and freshman Anna Glassman were selected to the All-LEC second team.
Daniel Webster: Three players were named second team all-conference by the New England Collegiate Conference. They are seniors Theresa DiSantis and Chelsey Crawford and freshman Millie Bartles.
Keene State men: Senior Ian Hart of Richmond was named the Little East Conference's offensive player of the year, while freshman Tyler McKelvie was chosen rookie of the year. Hart, a midfielder, notched 29 goals and 30 assists. He had four hat tricks.
Keene State women: The Owls placed five players on the All-LEC team. Senior Nicole Curry of Hampstead was named to the first team, while senior Lauren Brown, juniors Eliza Witherbee and Ashley Borjeson of Londonderry and sophomore Polly Grey earned second-team honors. Curry, a midfielder, had 23 goals and 24 assists, including four goals in a game against Franklin Pierce.
NE-10 baseball honors
Seven Southern New Hampshire University players were honored on the All-Northeast-10 Conference baseball team. Junior starting pitcher Junior Mendez and grad student Andrew Pezzuto were named to the first team, senior pitcher Jon Massad made the second team, junior Brendon O'Brien and junior reliever Alex Power were third-teamers, while freshman Zach Goldstein and Joe McCarthy of Nashua were selected to the all-rookie team.
Two St. Anselm players, senior Robert Kelly and sophomore Mike Hayden, received Northeast-10 accolades. Kelly, a first-teamer, led the league in slugging percentage (.578), doubles (22) and extra-base hits (29). Hayden, named to the third team, led the league in RBIs (47).
Franklin Pierce junior righthander Trevor Graham is the conference's pitcher of the year. Graham, 8-1, sports a 1.91 ERA with 96 strikeouts. He is joined on the first team by junior first baseman Zach Mathieu of Derry and senior shortstop Dan Kemp. Senior outfielder Nick LaCroix was named to the second team, while freshman second baseball Justin Brock made the all-rookie team.?Baseball
Bentley 3, Southern New Hampshire 2: At Waltham, Mass., the hosts plated two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull out a victory in the first round of the Northeast-10 tournament.
SNHU starter Junior Mendez (8-3) took a 2-1 lead into the ninth and retired the first batter before a walk, an error and Will Brennan's single tied the game. Closer Alex Powers then gave up a single to Nate Witkowski, sending home the winning run.
Bentley, seeded second, advanced to Thursday's double-elimination portion of the tourney against either Franklin Pierce or Merrimack, who played their first-round game on Tuesday night.
The Penmen (33-17), seeded third, are strong candidates to earn an at-large bid to the NCAAs.
The selection show is Sunday night.
On Tuesday, SNHU scored both of its runs in the eighth. Andy Lalli singled and advanced to third on Jon Minucci's double. Jamie Wollerman then delivered a single, scoring two runs.