Kessler and Johnson Earn All-Conference Honors
Crimson Wave softball player’s junior catcher Sophie Kessler and senior outfielder Lauren Johnson were named to the 2014 CCAC All-Conference Teams when the postseason awards were released by the conference office during the 2014 CCAC Softball Tournament.
Kessler was named CCAC All-Conference First Team. Kessler led the Crimson Wave this season batting a .393 with 53 hits with 20 runs scored. Over the season Kessler tallied 12 doubles and five homeruns leading to 35 RBI’s. Kessler’s .393 batting average ranks her 12th in the CCAC.
Johnson was named CCAC All-Conference Second Team. Johnson led the Crimson Wave this season in stolen bases with 16 while hitting a .341. Johnson racked up 47 hits with 11 RBI’s this season. Johnson ranks fourth in the CCAC in stolen bases this season.
This was Johnson’s third time earning post season honors as she was named CCAC All-Conference First Team in the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Softball Ends Season at CCAC Trny
The Crimson Wave ended their season today in the fourth round of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
The Crimson Wave opened day two of the tournament with a 4-1 win over Trinity Christian College, eliminating the Trolls from the tournament. The Crimson Wave came out strong as they took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd after Yesenia Perez single to left field driving in Nicole Henry who single to left field herself.
The Trolls tied the game in the thirds after stringing together a few hits and a sacrifice fly. A Joanna Drew single to center field in the fourth scoring Henry again would give CCSJ a 2-1 advantage. CCSJ would seal the game in the fifth inning with a Brittany Renninger double down the left field line scoring Lauren Johnson. A Sophie Kessler double to right center scored Renninger for a 4-1 victory.
Henry ended the game 1-2 at the plate with two runs scored. Drew was 2-3 while Johnson was 1-2. Alex Latronica took the win for CCSJ with four strike outs.
The win over Trinity Christian sent the Crimson Wave to the fourth round against the University of St. Francis who they defeated in the opening round 4-1.
The Crimson Wave fell behind early going down 4-1 after the first inning. The Crimson Wave scored their second run in the third inning with a Kessler double scoring Jasmine Rivera. The Fighting saints scored three runs in the fourth inning and three more the top of six too take a 10-2 lead. The Crimson Wave cut the lead to 10-4 on a Drew home run to center field. The Fighting Saints took the victory 12-2 after two final runs in the seventh.
Rivera was 1-3 at the plate with two runs scored while Kessler was 2-4 and Perez and Drew were both 1-3. Abigail Nelsen took the loss on the mound for the Crimson Wave.
Latronica and Kessler were both named to the 2014 CCAC Softball Tournament All-Tournament Team for their performances over the two days.
The Crimson Wave ended their season 19-31.
CCAC Tournament Day One
5/2/14 - The Crimson Wave softball team split today in the 2014 CCAC Softball Tournament at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL.
The Crimson Wave took an opening round win over the University St. Francis Fighting Saints. Sarah Galambos homered to right field line in the second inning to give CCSJ a 1-0 lead. St. Francis tied the game 1-1 in the fourth.
A Sophie Kessler two run homer in the fourth gave the Crimson Wave a 3-1 lead. Lauren Johnson put down a sacrifice bunt to score Joanna Drew in the fifth to seal the win 4-1.
Alex Latronica grabbed the win for CCSJ with five strikeouts. Brittany Renninger was 1-2 at the plate, while Kessler, Galambos and Nicole Henry were all 1-3.
The Crimson Wave faced the tournament’s two seed Saint Xavier University in the tournament’s third game. The Crimson Wave fell to the Cougars 7-1 with the lone run coming in the fourth inning.
Nelsen took the loss on the mound while Kessler and Yesenia Perez were each 1-2 at the plate.
The Crimson Wave will take on Trinity Christian College tomorrow at 10:00 am in the sixth game of the tournament.