Boyd breaks DIII hit streak mark
Sophomore ties all-division record with 17 consecutive hits
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Boston Univ. (2010)
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. -- Penn State Harrisburg sophomore Kara Boyd broke the NCAA Division III softball record for consecutive hits last week with 17 in a row.
Boyd’s streak started on April 7 in the first game of a doubleheader against Wilson College when she recorded four consecutive hits. In game two, Boyd went 5 for 5, including a double and a triple.
Two days later, Boyd recorded five consecutive hits in game one of a doubleheader against St. Elizabeth. Game two was more of the same as Boyd added three consecutive hits, including a double and triple.
Boyd's total eventually ran to 17 consecutive hits before the streak ended when she reached on an error in the second game against St. Elizbeth on April 9.
During the four-game streak, Boyd went 17 of 19 for a .947 batting average. Boyd’s record-setting streak broke the previous Division III consecutive hits streak of 13, which was held by Kim Glodek (Lycoming College), Michelle DeCoursey (College of Brockport) and Cianna Pender (Rhodes College).
Boyd is the first Penn State Harrisburg athlete to break an NCAA record.