Baseball, women’s track and field athletes earn conference honors

Several members of the baseball and women’s track and field teams recently received weekly honors from the Commonwealth Coast Conference.

Baseball

Dylan Ketch ’20 was named player of the week after coming up big in the Seahawks’ sweep of No. 30 Endicott College in a key conference doubleheader. He batted .429 (3-for-7), picking up a pair of RBI and a run scored in each contest.

Ketch added two hits and two RBI in a non-conference victory over Worcester State University, then picked up a hit, a run scored and a steal in a narrow 8-6 loss to No. 23/28 University of Southern Maine. In four games, he batted .429 (6-for-14) with six RBI, five runs scored and two stolen bases.

Salve Regina (18-11, 9-3 CCC) plays at Johnson & Wales University at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

Women’s track and field

Natalie Kopiec ’19 was named track performer of the week after being involved in three first-place finishes for Salve Regina at the Elmer Swanson Invitational. She ran both the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles with times of 17.14 and 1:07.95, respectively. The latter result qualified her for the New England Championships. She also ran the third leg of the 4×100 meter relay, which posted a time of 52.74.

Madison Yurgaitis ’21 was named rookie field performer of the week after finishing first and qualifying for the New England Championships in the long jump at the invitational. She jumped 5.14 meters, landing her in the 169th spot on the NCAA Division III outdoor qualifying list.

In addition, the 4×100 relay team consisting of Kopiec, Erin Gunther ’19, Devin Smith ’18 and Madison Stanley ’20 was named team of the week after placing first at the invitational. The two-time defending champion Seahawks return to action for the conference championships Saturday, April 28 at Portsmouth High School.

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