NEW LONDON, Conn.--(5/14/12)--Junior designated player Holli Bastinck was named to both the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and the New England Softball Coaches Association (NEISCA) First team All-region teams while senior All-American pitcher Hayley Feindel and freshman catcher Jesse Richardson earned second team honors from both organizations.
Bastinck, who was also a first team All-conference selection, led the NEWMAC with a .452 batting average and 70 hits. She was tied for the conference lead with 10 homers while driving in 50 runs and leading the Bears with a .697 slugging percentage. Bastinck was a NEISCA second team selection last season. By earning first team NFCA honors, she will now be placed on the All-America ballot.
Richardson, the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year and first team All-conference selection, also led the conference with a .452 batting average while scoring a single-season school record 47 runs. She had 10 doubles, three homers and 26 RBI's and led the team with a .521 on base percentage. She led the Bears with a .462 batting average in the four NCAA tournament games to earn a spot on the NCAA tournament All-regional team.
Feindel, who missed 16 games with a broken finger and still led the Bears to a third straight NEWMAC tournament championship and fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance, led the conference with 21 wins and 251 strikeouts. She was 21-10 with a 1.80 ERA and nine shutouts. She also earned a spot on the NCAA tournament All-regional team as she posted a 1.69 ERA and snapped No. 2 Eastern Connecticut's 40-game unbeaten streak by pitching a shutout during the regional.
The All-American finished her magnificent career as the NCAA Division III all-time leader in wins (124), strikeouts (1,457), innings pitched (1,029.7), games (160), games started (156), complete games (140) and she is second all-time with 62 shutouts. She had a career-record of 124-30 with nine no-hitters and a pair of perfect games.
Coast Guard, the sixth seed in the NEWMAC tournament, won five straight games to win the championship earning its fourth straight NCAA tournament berth. The Bears finished the season 28-19.
May 20, 2012 Feindel Featured on WFSB 3 Sports
May 18, 2012 Bastinck Named NFCA First Team All-American
May 15, 2012 Coast Guard Retires Feindel's #16
May 14, 2012 Trio Named to All-Region Teams
May 13, 2012 Another Drama Filled Ending for Coast Guard
May 12, 2012 Bears Fall to Losers' Bracket
May 11, 2012 Bears Knock off #2 ECSU; Snap 40-Game Win Streak
May 10, 2012 Lisko Liner Lifts Bears to NCAA Win
May 7, 2012 Bears are #5 Seed in Mansfield Regional
May 5, 2012 Bears Win Three to Capture NEWMAC Championship
April 28, 2012 Late Inning Magic Keeps Bears Alive
April 28, 2012 Bears Remain Alive with Shutout Win
April 24, 2012 Bears Split in NEWMAC Tournament
April 21, 2012 Bears Swept in Regular Season Finale
April 20, 2012 Bears Sweep Springfield; Clinch Tourney Spot
April 17, 2012 #3 Eastern Conn. Sweeps Bears
April 14, 2012 Richardson Goes 6 for 6 as Bears Sweep MIT
April 13, 2012 Wellesley Sweeps Bears
April 9, 2012 Feindel Named NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week
April 6, 2012 Feindel Returns and Sets DIII Innings Record in Sweep
April 4, 2012 Bears Make Seven Errors in Loss
March 31, 2012 WPI Sweeps Bears
March 30, 2012 Bears Sweep Smith
March 27, 2012 Bears Beat Trinity 8-4
March 24, 2012 Bears Drop Pair at Wheaton
March 20, 2012 Walker Wins Twice as #17 Bears Sweep
March 18, 2012 Bears Settle for Split With Manhattanville
March 17, 2012 #17 Bears Rally for Sweep of Castleton
March 10, 2012 Bears Split to Close out Southern Trip
March 9, 2012 Bears Split at Rebel Games
March 7, 2012 #10 Bears Swept at Rebel Games
March 5, 2012 Feindel Fires No-Hitter; Bears Sweep