Tough Losses on Senior Day for Wildcats

Tough Losses on Senior Day for Wildcats

Gonzalez, Goodhart, Peck, Sarna-McCarthy and Ruiz honored today

LONGMEADOW, Mass.— The Wildcats of Bay Path University fell 4-2 in the opener and 9-4 in the final game today honoring eight seniors including five Wildcats; designated player Shayenne Gonzalez (Enfield, Conn.), pitcher Madison Goodhart (Pawtucket, R.I.), infielder Katrina Peck (Newington, Conn.), infielder Marissa Sarna-McCarthy (Southampton, Mass.) and Jai Ruiz (Hadley, Mass.). Three graduating members of the Dean College Bulldogs were also recognized: outfielder Danielle Dumont (Nashua, N.H.), infielder Courtney Holden (Bridgeport, Conn.) and infielder Michele Sessa (Tewksbury, Mass.).

Game One:

Senior pitcher Goodhart suffered the loss giving up four runs on ten hits.  She fanned three batters. Three wildcats hit safely for the game with Ruiz and Sarna-McCarthy along with junior pinch hitter Taylor Feraco (Oxford, Mass.). Ruiz and Peck scored the Wildcats two runs, while Sarna-McCarthy and sophomore infielder/pitcher Kayla Vance (Clifton, N.J.) tallied the two RBI.

Sophomore hurler Ali Nelson (Candia, N.H.) tossed the victory giving up two runs on three hits; she struck-out six batters and walked four for the game.

Freshman outfielder Miranda Seacord (Cambridge, N.Y.) led her team going 3-for-3 with one run. Junior centerfielder Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) notched two RBI and two hits; including a home run.

Game Two:

Junior Bulldog pitcher Karissa Menzinger (Centereach, N.Y.) gave up four runs on 11 hits; she walked four and fanned two batters for the win.  Vance suffered the loss giving up nine runs, only five earned, on nine hits. She walked three and struck-out one Bulldog.

Freshman infielder Shelby Smith (Southwick, Mass.) led her team with three hits; one run and four RBI. Menzinger and sophomore outfielder Alexis Portales (San Antonio, Tex.) also had multiple hits in the second game.

Four Wildcats had a multiple hit game as well including Sarna-McCarthy, Peck, Feraco and junior leftfielder Camielle Keith (Pawtucket, R.I.).


Senior Career Stats:
#3 Marissa Sarna-McCarthy  (four -year starter) has played in 142 games, with 127 hits, 74 runs, 21 doubles, 10 triples, two homeruns, 85 RBI,  235 put-outs, 4 stolen bases, a .319 batting average, .404 on-base percentage and a .437 slugging percentage.

#7 Shayenne Gonzalez (two -year member) has played in five games with one RBI, two put-outs. She is a three-sport athlete also playing soccer and basketball.

#10 Katrina Peck (four-year starter) has played 145 games, with 144 hits, 93 runs, 31 doubles, two triples, six homeruns, 83 RBI, 13 stolen, bases,386 put-outs, 89 assists, a.352 batting average, .463 on base percentage and a .482 slugging percentage.

#13 Jai Ruiz (four-year starter) has played in 132 games, with 89 hits, five doubles, one triple, 21 RBI, 22 stolen bases, 177 put-outs, six assists, a .276 batting average, .354 on-base percentage and a .298 slugging percentage. She is also a three sport athlete and NECC all-conference member. Jai has also made three appearances in the circle.

#64 Madison Goodhart (four-year starting pitcher) has played in 134 games, with 118 hits, 66 runs, 11 doubles, four triples and four homeruns, 71 RBI, 4 stolen bases, 70 put-outs, 151 assists, a .345 batting average, .420 on-base percentage and a .436 slugging percentage. In the circle, she has started 74 games with a 34-38 record, 1 save, 69 games closed, hurled 470 innings, struck-out 268 batters, and currently has a 4.51 ERA.