Former Lady Warrior keeps slugging

Published 11:49 pm Thursday, April 21, 2011

Benedict senior shortstop/third baseman Charae Rice (Nansemond River) won the SIAC (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Player of the Week award for the third time this softball season for the week ending Wednesday.

In a 5-1 week for the Lady Tigers, Rice hit .714 with 13 runs, 10 RBI, four doubles, a triple and a home run.

Benedict finished the regular season 24-14 overall and 16-10 in the SIAC. The SIAC Tournament is being held in Columbus, Ga. with the final set for Saturday.


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Boston College junior Brittany Wilkins (Nansemond-Suffolk) is nearing BC’s single-season home run mark as she belted her 12th home run of the season in BC’s 11-4 loss against Florida State Saturday in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Wilkins, a catcher/third baseman for the Lady Eagles, is trying to top a 10-year-old record of 14 homers. With a full season to go, Wilkins is No. 7 on BC’s career homer list. In addition that category, Wilkins is hitting .318 with 28 runs, 28 RBI and nine doubles this season.

Boston College is 11-25 overall and 5-8 in the ACC.

Stacey Dorn (Nansemond River) homered, drove in two runs and scored twice as Lafayette beat St. Peter’s 9-2 to split a Patriot League softball doubleheader in Easton, Pa. on Wednesday.


Dorn is a junior catcher for the Lady Leopards. She’s hitting a team-high .351 for the season and the homer is her second of the year.

Christopher Newport’s softball team earned the No. 1 seed with a 15-1 conference mark going into the USA South Tournament but fell to No. 5 Shenandoah twice in the tourney final Sunday.

Shenandoah won three games in all Sunday and beat CNU, taking the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament, with wins of 4-1 and 4-2.

Junior first baseman Margaret Farris (King’s Fork) played in 28 games, starting 22, for the Lady Captains (31-10).

Patrick Henry Community College is nationally ranked, at No. 15, in the National Junior College Athletic Association softball poll. Patrick Henry is 30-10 overall and 9-1 in region play.

Rachel Hawks (Nansemond River) leads the Lady Patriot pitching staff with a 22-4 record. Hawks has pitched 158.0 innings with a 1.37 ERA and 148 strikeouts.

Jermaine Berry (Nansemond River) is one of the top hitters for Patrick Henry C.C. (23-14, 9-10) on the baseball diamond.

In the last eight Patriot games, Berry, hitting third and playing third base, is 10-for-21 at the plate with eight RBI and seven runs.