Lee led the BIG EAST with a .423 batting average, while Baldassari led the conference with 65 hits.
The Friars finish the 2016 season 21-28 (6-14 BIG EAST).
The Friars were defeated in game one, 4-1, and in game two, 11-8.
On Sunday, May 8 the Friars also will hold a Senior Day Ceremony.
The Friars will play two mid-week games and a three-game series vs. Georgetown this weekend.
2016: Led the BIG EAST Conference with 65 hits … Had a team-high 40 runs scored, which ranked fourth overall in the BIG EAST … Led the conference with three triples … Batted .378, which was second on the team and fifth in the conference … Had 21 multi-hit games, including two games with four hits in each … Led the team with 13 stolen bases … Started all 49 games in center field, tallied 63 putouts and a .958 fielding percentage … Finished her career setting the record at Providence for highest career batting average with .359, fourth most runs scored with 103, fourth most hits with 195, and second most stolen bases with 50 … Was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team … Named to the Stetson Invitational All-Tournament Team on Feb. 28 … Named to the College Sports Madness 2016 BIG EAST Preseason All-Conference Second Team.
2015: Played in 26 games before suffering a season-ending injury … Led the team in batting average (.386) … Recorded 32 hits, eight runs scored, four doubles, two triples and nine RBI … Was 5-for-7 in stolen base attempts … Registered a .947 fielding percentage in center field … Tallied 10 multi-hit games … Went 4-for-5 at DePaul on March 28 … Led the BIG EAST in an individual game-high for triples with two in a game (vs. Seton Hall on April 6) … Ranked fifth in the conference in batting average (.386) … Named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team.
2014: Started all 35 games for the Friars ... Registered a team-best .356 batting average, 42 hits, 18 runs scored and 12 stolen bases ... Recorded at least one hit in 27 of the Friars' 35 games ... Also had nine multi-hit games ... In the BIG EAST, Baldassari ended the year ranked tied for first in hits (28), tied for second in stolen bases (7) and fifth with a .418 batting average (conference only) ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on May 5... Named First Team All-BIG EAST ... Earned College Sports Madness All-Conference Team ... Picked for the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Conference First Team.
2013: Started all 52 games for the Friars as a freshman ... Recorded a .341 batting average including 62 hits, 42 runs scored, 10 RBI and one double ... Her 62 hits led the Friars ... Had team-best 22 stolen bases in 25 attempts... Had a .988 fielding percentage with a 74 putouts ... Named College Sports Madness Softball's BIG EAST Rookie of the Year on May 7.
MORRIS KNOLLS HS: Was a three-sport athlete at Morris Knolls High School (softball, indoor track, cross country) ... Captained both her softball and indoor track teams during her senior year ... Recorded a .410 batting average ... During her senior year, her team recorded a 22-8 record and was conference champion... In 2012, she received All-Conference First Team, All-County First Team and All-East Region First Team accolades ... Was an honor roll scholar-athlete for all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society ... Played club softball for the NJ Pride (2010-2012) and the Denville Blue Devils (2005-2010).
PERSONAL: Daughter of Kristin and Anthony Baldassari ... Has one younger sister, Mia... Psychology major.
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Softball Defeats Villanova, 7-5
The Providence College softball team defeated Villanova, 7-5, on Sunday, May 8 at Glay Field in Providence, R.I.
Softball’s Game Versus...
The Friars’ softball game versus Villanova will be at 10:00 AM on Sunday, May 8 at Glay Field.
Softball Defeated In Two...
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Julianne Rurka Named BIG...
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Softball Defeats Georgetown,...
The Providence College softball team defeated Georgetown, 10-1, on Sunday, May 1 at Glay Field in Providence, R.I.
Softball’s Game Versus...
The Providence College softball game versus Georgetown on Sunday, May 1, which was scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m., has been moved to 11:00 a.m.