On Campus: King to play in NCAA Division II softball playoffs

By Tommy Keeler Jr.

Nicole King (Warren County ’12) and her New Haven University teammates will be playing in the NCAA Division II playoffs this weekend.

The pitcher has played a big role in the team’s success. King is 15-7 on the season. King has a 1.95 ERA. She has thrown 18 complete games and has five shutouts. She has pitched a team-high 158 innings and has a team-high 150 strikeouts.

As a team, the Chargers are 29-16, and went 18-8 in the Northeast-10 Conference.
New Haven will host one half of the East Region bracket this weekend in a double-elimination format. The fourth-seeded Chargers will play fifth seeded Southern New Hampshire on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Top-seeded Long Island University Post and eighth-seeded Wilmington are also in the section.

King picked up a 6-2 win against Dominican on April 27. King threw a five-hitter, and struck out six in picking up the complete-game victory. She threw 116 pitches, and walked only two in the game.

King also came on in relief in the Northeast-10 Conference championship, which the Chargers lost 4-0 to Southern New Hampshire. King pitched 1.1 innings, allowing no hits and no walks.

POWERFUL FLASH: Sabrie Neeb (Skyline ’12) has brought the power to Saint Francis’ (Pa.) softball team this season.

The sophomore leads the Red Flash with eight home runs. Neeb has 27 RBIs, third on the team, and has started all 49 games. Neeb has a team-best .539 slugging percentage, and she’s drawn a team high 26 walks. Neeb also has nine doubles, and has scored 19 runs.

Neeb finished the regular season in style this past weekend. She led the Red Flash with two solo home runs in a 4-0 win over Mount Saint Mary’s in the second game of a doubleheader. Neeb went 3-for-3 in the win Sunday with three runs scored and two RBIs. On Saturday, Neeb went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 9-4 loss to Fairleigh Dickinson in the second game of a doubleheader.

The Red Flash are 26-23 overall, and 8-8 in the Northeast Conference.

SHENANDOAH STANDOUT: Shenandoah University women’s tennis player Molly Barb (Central ’12) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Barb, is the first SU student-athlete to be named Scholar-Athlete of the Year in the ODAC.
The conference awards one Scholar-Athlete of the Year in each of its championship sports. Last year she was named an International Tennis Association Division III Scholar-Athlete.

The sophomore played at No. 1 singles and doubles for the Hornets this season, notching 10 wins, and had eight more in doubles. She went 6-5 in singles in the conference this season.

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