COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College softball junior Torie Rathwell (Guilderland, N.Y./Guilderland) landed a spot on the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, March 17.
Rathwell batted .545 with a .727 slugging percentage and a .583 on-base percentage during the first four games of the season at The Spring Games in Clermont, Fla., adding a 1.00 earned run average and 1-1 record in the circle. She was 6-for-11 at the plate with three runs, an RBI, two doubles and a walk while making two pitching appearances, turning in one shutout while allowing two earned runs in 14 innings with seven strikeouts. In the Purple Knights' opener on Saturday, a 6-0 loss to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pa.), Rathwell allowed each run, but only two earned, in a complete game with three strikeouts. She batted 2-for-3 with two runs in the nightcap, a 12-4 loss to Salem (W.Va.) University. During the opener on Sunday, Rathwell was 0-for-1 with a walk against 2018 NCAA Super Regional finalist University of Minnesota Duluth, a 15-0 winner, before spinning a six-hit shutout in the second game, a 3-0 victory over the University of Minnesota Crookston, when she fanned four and walked three. At the plate, Rathwell was 4-for-4 with a run, an RBI and two doubles.
Last season Rathwell hit .350 and slugged .553, while sporting an on-base percentage of .362. She had seven runs and 18 RBIs and added eight doubles, two triples, and three home runs. Rathwell also appeared in 14 games in the circle, including 12 starts, striking out 28 batters, while only walking 11 in 73.1 innings. She also pitched seven complete games. A two-time all-conference selection, she is tied for fifth in program history in career shutouts, tied for seventh in doubles (21), tied for eighth in wins, and is ninth in home runs (7).
The Purple Knights, who are 1-3 overall, will take on Florida Southern University at 12 p.m. and New York Institute of Technology at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday at The Spring Games in Clermont, Fla.