The pieces of the puzzle for the Spartans were scattered but are finally coming together. Despite losing to Thomas College in the North Atlantic Conference quarter-finals, the Spartans are looking ahead to next season. The team went 16-20 this year with big wins against RPI, Plymouth State, Farmington and Middlebury College.
“I am very pleased how we played. We were much better this year,” Coach John Werner said.
The Spartans played the Terriers of Thomas College on April 29 at Thomas College. It was a tough battle for both teams. The Spartans only gave up one run in the bottom of the first. From that point on, the two teams battled it out, not giving up a single run in the last five and half innings.
Two Spartans were elected to the all-conference team because of their play this season.
Senior Hillary Bemis was nominated to the All-Conference first team. She batted .306 with 30 RBI’s and five home runs. She also pitched well this season, leading the conference with 92 strike outs and an era of 3.38
Alongside Bemis, freshman shortstop Megan Blongy was nominated to the All-conference second team. She led the team in batting average (.473), steals (11), hits (43), and on base percentage (.495). She was also the leader of the NAC with seven sacrifice bunts.
The Spartans will be losing a senior pitcher and third basemen in Bemis, but will be bringing back a full roster next year. The Spartans are looking to be back better, faster and stronger than ever before.
Werner has been recruiting players to play for the Spartans next year, and that will be a big help with next season.
“We have a small recruiting class but with some high quality talent,” Werner said.
With a wide array of young talent on the team, the Spartans will have to wait for nine months till their preseason starts up again.