By Tommy Keeler Jr.
Bridgewater's softball season didn't end the way it would have liked, but Brea Hinegardner (Central '10) and Amanda Lutz (Sherando '11) made the most of their playing time this year.
Hinegardner, a senior led the Eagles with eight home runs and 33 RBIs. Hinegardner was third on the team with a .340 batting average (35-for-103). She played in 30 games, and also led the team with six doubles and three triples.
Lutz played in 27 games and batted .306 (15-for-49). The junior had one home run, four RBIs and one double for the Eagles. Lutz also pitched 65.1 innings, second on the squad. She went 6-8 with a 3.64 ERA and struck out 23. Lutz pitched four complete games.
Bridgewater's season came to an end on April 26 in the double-elimination Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament. The Eagles (20-19-1) lost to Eastern Mennonite, 4-3.
Hinegardner went 1-for-4 in the loss with a double and two RBIs. On April 25, the Eagles lost to Virginia Wesleyan, 10-2, in the first game of the ODAC Tournament. Hinegardner scored a run in the loss.
HELPFUL HOYA: Taylor Henry (Skyline '12) is doing her part to help Georgetown's softball team this season.
Henry has started 40 of the team's 44 games and played in 41. The sophomore has 19 hits, eight RBIs, one double, one triple and six runs scored for the Hoyas. The third baseman also has a .931 fielding average, and a team-high 49 assists.
On April 21, Henry went 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI in a 10-1 victory over Towson University. She also went 1-for-2 in a 1-0 victory over Providence in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday.
The Hoyas are 23-21 on the season, including 9-8 in the Big East. They end their regular season at home against Seton Hall this weekend, before entering the Big East Tournament on May 8-10 in Chicago, Ill.
HISTORY MAKER: Crystal Nelson (Millbrook '12) was part of a record-breaking Iowa State 4x1600-meter relay squad last week.
Nelson and her teammates, Bethanie Brown, Ejiro Okoro and Katy Moen, set a school-record in the event in the Drake Relays on April 24. The team finished second in the 4x1600 relay with a time of 19:13.62.
Nelson ran the anchor, and had the fastest split of the quartet with a 4:45.50.
The sophomore has also been running in the 5,000-meter run for the Cyclones and has a top time of 9:38.96 so far this year.
Nelson garnered All-American status at the NCAA cross country championships by placing 32nd in the fall.
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