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Hunt named America East Softball Rookie of the Week

Freshman outfielder batted a team-best .429 as Bearcats went 5-0

April 7, 2014


Hunt named America East Softball Rookie of the Week

Bridget Hunt

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. Freshman outfielder Bridget Hunt has been named the America East Softball Rookie of the Week for April 7. It marks the first time in her career that she has earned the conference’s weekly accolade.

Hunt hit a team-best .429 (6-for-14) with two doubles, a triple and a home run in leading Binghamton to a 5-0 week. She scored five times and recorded a .929 slugging percentage. Hunt had a double and a home run in the series against UMBC and hit safely in all five games.

Hunt currently has a career-high, six-game hitting streak. For the season, she is batting .317 with a pair of home runs and seven RBI.

“Bridget did a great job this past week,” head coach Michelle Burrell said. “She has been working to make adjustments at the plate and it has paid off for her.  She finds a way to get on base and make things happen.

Hunt is one of three rookies who have become full-time starters for the Bearcats. Freshman third baseman Crysti Eichner is hitting .308 while freshman outfielder Gabby Bracchi is hitting .294.

“I’m really excited with how much of an impact all of our freshmen have had so far,” Burrell said. “I know they will continue to improve because of the hard work they put in and how they approach the game.”

Binghamton (12-10, 3-0 AE) heads to Albany for an America East doubleheader Tuesday at 2 p.m.

NOTES: The NCAA statistics for April 7 have Binghamton ranked third among NCAA Division I programs with 2.55 stolen bases per game. In addition, the Bearcats are now eighth with 0.36 triples per game.

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