Softball Caps 2019 Season with Setback at Assumption

Softball Caps 2019 Season with Setback at Assumption

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College softball team concluded its season with a 6-1 loss to Assumption College on Sunday morning at Marois Field during Northeast-10 Conference play.


  • Saint Michael's (4-32, 3-22 NE10), Assumption (22-20, 15-14 NE10)



  • Sophomore Brooke Murphy, 1-for-2, 2 R, BB, 3 SB
  • Sophomore Alyssa Beaton, 1-for-2, R, 2 RBIs, 2B, SF
  • Junior Kayla Peabody, 1-for-2, 2 RBIs, SF
  • Sophomore Mia Nowicki, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K


  • The contest was a rubber match of the three-game season series, which began with the teams splitting a Friday doubleheader.
  • Rathwell made 27 pitching appearances this season, tying for fifth in program history. Her 21 complete games were good for third, as were her 155.1 innings.
  • Tierney capped her career 10th in program history in career hits (110).
  • Senior Hayley Craddock (Campbell River, British Columbia/Carihi Secondary School/Highline) completed her two-school college career with 149 hits.
  • Apkarian walked 13 times this season, moving her into the top 10 in program history with the most by a Purple Knight in a decade.


  • Rathwell reached on a two-out error in the first inning before moving up on Markowski's infield single, but Nowicki fanned the final batter.
  • Assumption used a pair of walks and sacrifice flies from Beaton and Peabody to make it 2-0 in the home half.
  • Apkarian singled with one down in the second before first-year Leigh Brandenburg (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) walked, but a double play ended the threat.
  • The Greyhounds pushed the lead to 5-0 in the third thanks to Beaton's RBI double and a pair of run-scoring groundouts.
  • Saint Michael's got on the board in the fourth, as Markowski and Tierney led off with singles before Markowski came home on an infield miscue.
  • Rathwell pitched around two runners in scoring position in the fourth by inducing a popup and a grounder back to the circle.
  • Another RBI groundout padded Assumption's lead in the sixth inning.