Swiger get­ting into swing of things

Springfield Sun - - SPORTS - By An­drew Robin­son arobin­son@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @Adrobin­son3 on Twit­ter

BASE­BALL >> A pair of lo­cal fresh­man have found their way to a lot of early play­ing time at Blooms­burg. Cole Swiger, an Up­per Dublin grad­u­ate and Soud­er­ton alumni Blake Gu­lar have both played plenty for the 21-19 Huskies.

Swiger has played in all 40 games, start­ing 39 while Gu­lar has played in 25 with 21 starts. An out­fielder, Swiger pro­vided a high­light of the sea­son with a two-run walkoff home run against Mans­field on April 9. The Maple Glen prod­uct leads Blooms­burg with seven homers, is bat­ting .292 and has driven in 32 runs.

Gu­lar, an in­fielder, has posted a .254 av­er­age with three home­runs, seven dou­bles and 14 RBI. SOFT­BALL >> Im­mac­u­lata fresh­man Abby Carter (St. Basil Academy) had an in­cred­i­ble week, bat­ting .700 as the Mighty Macs went 7-1 and as a re­sult was named CSAC Bat­ter of the Week on Mon­day. Carter, the lead­off hit­ter, went 21-for-30, scored 11 runs and was a com­bined 7-for-7 in a dou­ble­header against Rose­mont. For the sea­son, Carter is a scorch­ing .452 with 34 runs scored, 18 RBI and is 8-for-9 steal­ing bases.

Wi­dener fresh­man Jamie Gos­selin, an Abing­ton grad, was named ECAC and MAC Player of the Week for the week end­ing April 16. Gos­selin hit the first col­lege home run of her ca­reer, mak­ing it a notable one as it was a walk-off grand slam against Al­bright. For the sea­son, the fresh­man is bat­ting .341 with 24 runs and 15 RBI on 30 hits and she has swiped 12 bases in 13 tries.

La Salle ju­nior An­gelia Refice (CB West) is hit­ting .257 with four RBI and 12 runs in 35 games while fresh­man and Wil­liam Ten­nent prod­uct Jackie Heim is bat­ting .316 with four RBI and six runs in 18 games, 15 of them starts.

Ursi­nus fresh­man Jen Ham­mons (Spring­field Town­ship) has seen time in the pitch­ing cir­cle and at the plate for the Bears. Ham­mons is bat­ting .333 with three walks, three RBI and just one strike­out in 16 games. In the cir­cle, the fresh­man has made eight starts and has a 4.80 ERA with 37 strike­outs.

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