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Softball Receives Two-of-Three Weekly Awards from CACC After Opening Weekend

Softball Receives Two-of-Three Weekly Awards from CACC After Opening Weekend

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After a competitive season-opening weekend, the University of the Sciences softball team received two of the three weekly awards from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) on Monday.

Senior Brooke Chisholm was named the CACC Player of the Week, while freshman Savanna Ruppert was tabbed the CACC Pitcher of the Week.

Chisholm had a career game, helping lead USciences to a win in its season-opener against Salem International on Saturday. The senior went a perfect 4-for-4, with a double, for her first career four-hit game. She had career-highs of four runs and three RBI, and she also stole a base.

On Sunday, Chisholm had a hit against No. 16 West Chester and executed a sacrifice bunt that led to USciences cutting a deficit to 4-2. She then walked and scored a run as part of a three-run inning that helped the Devils cut a 5-0 deficit against Chowan to 5-3. 

For the weekend, Chisholm scored five runs and added three RBIs. She recorded an on-base percentage of .500 by going 5-for-12 with a walk and a hit by pitch.

Ruppert started University of the Sciences' season-opener against Salem International on Saturday and picked up the victory in her first career collegiate appearance. The freshman worked around 10 hits to yield three earned in her 4.2 innings of work. She walked just one batter while striking out two.

Ruppert then came on to throw 4.1 scoreless innings of relief against Chowan, working out of multiple jams after giving up four hits and three walks. She struck out three.

Between the two appearances, Ruppert threw 9.0 innings with a 3.00 ERA.

University of the Sciences next makes its way down to Clermont, Fla. for spring break, where the Devils will play eight games in six days in the PFX Athletic Games from March 3-8.