- Steven Morano
Perry's Stellar Performance Against Wagner
On March 26 and 27, the Mount Women’s Softball Team played a three-game series against Wagner University at Our Lady of the Meadows Field. In what would turn out to be a sweep for Mount against the Seahawks, a standout performance by sophomore utility player, Abigayle Perry, was named NEC player of the week for her performance in the series. Within that series, Perry garnered six hits, seven RBIs, two stolen bases, two doubles, a triple and a homerun. She now has a batting average of .278, a team leading slugging percentage of .608 and a team leading on-base percentage of 1.044, working a team leading fourteen walks at the plate.
Perry is a well-known threat at the plate, leading the team in expand batting statistics (SLG% and OBP) as well as leading the team in home runs (5) and RBIs (21), but being a utility player, she is also a threat on the field. On her defensive performances, Head Coach Anna Nagro said, “She is a great defender too; we can put her anywhere and count on her. She makes great plays in the outfield and has a high softball IQ.”
A certain plate appearance or play in the field can often define a player’s stellar performance and give them accolades in the game. Here is what Nagro had to say about Perry’s performance on the Wagner series: “Honestly, I think it was her consistency throughout the weekend that really earned her the honor.”
Nagro later added that, “As a coach there is nothing better than watching one of your players put together a great weekend. Abigayle really performed well in the field, on the bases, and at the plate. When your leadoff is doing those things, good things happen.”
While the series win against Wagner ended off the month of March for Mount, they had to show more offensive prowess in their upcoming two game series against Coppin State and in-conference series against Central Connecticut State University. They didn’t leave a stone unturned from the Wagner Series. The Mountaineers swept both Coppin State away games and again swept an in-conference series at home versus CCSU, thanks to the help of both Abigayle Perry and sophomore Bridgette Gilliano on the base path, who broke the school record most steals in a single season at 24 stolen bases.
Perry has made it clear that that being a multi-dimensional player can go a long way in helping a team seek victory. The Mount St. Mary’s Women’s Softball Team has now won 10 straight games, all getting kicked off by the amazing performance by Abigayle Perry. They hope to continue this hot streak and perform at a high level for the remainder of the season.