Feindel breaks NCAA shutout record
Pitcher puts up 26th zero of year in 35th victory of season
MIDDLETOWN, CONN. -- Junior All-American Hayley Feindel broke the NCAA Division III single-season record Wednesday by throwing her 26th shutout of the season, a four-hitter, leading No. 4 Coast Guard to a 3-0 victory against Wesleyan in the regular season finale for the Bears.
Feindel, who was named the NEWMAC Pitcher of the Year for the third consecutive season earlier on Wednesday, has not allowed an earned run in 105 innings. She also broke her own single-season school record as she registered her 35th win of the season to improve to 35-2 on the year. She allowed just four singles, walked a batter and struck out nine.
She leads the nation with wins (35), shutouts (26) and strikeouts (411). Feindel is closing in on the all-time Division III strikeout record of 1,165 by Jennifer Martinez of St. Joseph (L.I.) from 2006-2008. Feindel is just five shy of the record with 1,160 career strikeouts.
Senior All-American Amanda Frederick, who earlier in the day was named the NEWMAC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, had a two-run triple in the third and later scored on an RBI single by sophomore Holli Bastinck for the only runs of the game.
Frederick had two of the Bears six hits in the game.