Softball All-Conference Team Announced
Three Calumet College of St. Joseph softball players have been named CCAC All-Conference the league office announced.
Jessica Pabey and Lauren Johnson were named CCAC First Team All-Conference for their performances on the field this season. Pabey lead the team in batting average with a .446 behind 62 hits of which fourteen were doubles, seven triples and three homeruns. Pabey added 40 RBI’s on the season along with twenty-five stolen bases. “It feels good knowing all of my hard work over the past four years has really paid off and others have recognized it” said Jessica Pabey
Johnson was second in batting average only to Pabey with a .439.
Johnson put up seventy-two hits; thirteen RBI’s and scored 42 runs. This was the third year in a row Pabey was named first team all-conference while being named all-conference honorable mention her freshman season. Johnson was also named first team all-conference in the 2012 season.
Caitlin Wilcox was named CCAC Second Team All-Conference for her performance this season. Wilcox led the team with eight homeruns behind a .367 batting average. Wilcox tallied 51 hits this season.
“I am really proud of these three young ladies, they work hard all season to have their performances recognized by the conference. This honor really caps two great careers for Wilcox and Pabey. With Johnson returning next season the expectations are even higher for her next season.” Said Head Coach Stephanie Zimny
Softball Ends Season in CCAC Tournament
The Crimson Wave softball team ended their season today in the opening rounds of the CCAC Tournament hosted by Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL.
The Crimson Wave opened the tournament with a 3-1 loss to Robert Morris University. The Crimson Wave’s lone goal came in the sixth inning of play. Jasmine Rivera was 1-2 at the plate with a run scored while teammates Lauren Johnson and Caitlin Wilcox were 2-4 and 1-3. Alex Latronica took the loss on the mound.
After the morning loss to the Robert Morris the Crimson Wave moved to the bottom side of the bracket where they faced the University of St. Francis. The Crimson Wave came out strong scoring the first two runs of the game on a Wilcox homerun. These would be the only two CCSJ runs as USF took the game 9-2 ending the Crimson Wave season.
Sophie Kessler was 2-3 while Jessica Pabey was 2-4. Abigail Nelsen took the loss on the mound for CCSJ.
The Crimson Wave ended their season 25-22 overall.
Softball Splits with RMU for 4th Seed in the Trny
The Crimson Wave softball team split with Robert Morris University tonight in a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest in Bensenville, IL.
The Crimson Wave took a 5-4 win in game one. The Crimson Wave grabbed runs in the first, third and fifth innings and a pair of runs in the sixth inning behind a 2-3 performance by Kristen Ashby who added two runs. The Eagles scored their runs in the first and sixth innings.
Lauren Johnson and Jasmine Rivera were both 2-4 at the plate with Johnson adding an RBI and run. Alex Latronica grabbed the win for CCSJ.
Caitlyn Wilcox led the Crimson Wave in game two going 5-5 at the plate with four RBI’s and two runs as the Crimson Wave lost 13-12 in eight innings.
The Crimson Wave fell behind 5-2 after the first three innings of play. A Wilcox homer in the fourth accompanied by a second CCSJ run brought CCSJ within a run. A Caitlin Black three run homer in the sixth gave CCSJ a 7-5 lead. The Eagles answered back scoring six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go ahead 11-7. Four seventh inning runs for the Crimson Wave behind from Wilcox and Ashby along with a sacrifice fly from Brittany Renninger tied the game at 11 sending the contest to the eighth. CCSJ scored the first run of the eighth inning to take the lead 12-11. Robert Morris would take the win in the bottom of the eighth with two runs.
Ashby added a 3-4 performance while Black was 2-4 in the game. Yesenia Perez took the loss for CCSJ on the mound.
The Crimson Wave will be back in action on Thursday in the opening round of the CCAC tournament where they earned the fourth seed and will take on Robert Morris University at 11:00 am. The tournament will be hosted at Olivet Nazarene University.