On Campus: Neeb off to strong start for Tennessee Tech

Sabrie Neeb (Skyline ’12) is off to a strong start for Tennessee Tech’s softball squad this season.

The senior leads the team with a .270 batting average (10-for-37). She has scored a team-best seven runs and has three doubles for the Golden Eagles.

Neeb has also drawn a team-best seven walks.

She went 2-for-2 in an 11-3 loss to Troy University on Feb. 20. Neeb had a double and an RBI, and scored a run in the loss.

In an 8-5 loss to the University of Mississippi on Feb. 20, she went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

On Feb. 13, Neeb went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 4-0 victory over Georgia Southern University.

The Golden Eagles are 3-10 on the season. They play Friday against Liberty and LSU in an LSU tournament.

Charging start: Nicole King (Warren County ’12) is off to another solid start for New Haven University this year.

The senior pitcher has started five games for the Chargers. King has a 1.62 ERA and a 1-1 record.

She has pitched 21.2 innings and has struck out 23.

King struck out four in five innings on Feb. 20 in a 5-2 victory over Shippensburg University in a tournament in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

King started off the tournament and the season with a complete game win. She led the Chargers to a 3-2 victory over the University of California, Pennsylvania. King had 11 strikeouts in seven innings with no walks, and gave up just five hits.

The Chargers are 5-1 on the season. Their next game is March 15 at Dowling College.

Freshman success: Jess Hakel (Sherando ’15) had a successful freshman season for Potomac State College’s women’s basketball team this year.

Hakel averaged 6.8 points per game this season for the Catamounts. She started all 20 games and averaged 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

She shot 37.2 percent (51-for-137) from the field. Hakel shot 25 percent (5-for-20) from 3-point range and 60.4 percent (29-for-48) from the free-throw line.

Hakel had nine points in a 72-62 loss to College of Southern Maryland to end the season on Feb. 26 in a regional tournament. Hakel also had six rebounds, two assists and two steals in the loss.

In a 71-59 loss to Garrett College on Feb. 17, Hakel led the Catamounts with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

The Catamounts finished the season 13-7.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 168, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com