Carone Earns NAC Player of the Week; Spartans To Play Johnson State on Tuesday

Carone Earns NAC Player of the Week; Spartans To Play Johnson State on Tuesday

WATERVILLE, Maine – Timi Carone of the Castleton University softball team has been named North Atlantic Conference Softball Player of the Week for the week ending April 29.

Carone has made an impressive return to form – the kind that earned her 2017 NAC Player of the Year – over the past two weeks. During Castleton's six games this past week, she hit .467 while slugging at .600 and recording an on-base percentage of .556, helping the Spartans record a 5-1 record.

In four conference games, the senior went 6-for-10 with a double and two RBI, including driving in the game-tying run in extra innings of game two against Thomas on Saturday. She would eventually come around to score the game-winning run in the next at-bat as Castleton swept the Terriers 11-2 (F/5) and 4-3 (F/8). In the field, rotating between outfield and catcher, Carone tallied 13 putouts and two assists in 16 chances.

The Castleton, Vt. native ranks third on the team in multiple categories, including batting average (.380), on-base percentage (.429), RBI (11) and hits (27).

Castleton will return to action for its regular-season finale, a doubleheader at Johnson State beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. The Spartans will look to continue their success against the Badgers after they swept the doubleheader - 12-0 and 9-1 - in 2017. In game two, Carone notched a hit, while Sara Baker and Tori Swaine each recorded two base knocks and an RBI. From the pitching rubber, Taylor Paquette earned the win - her sixth of the season - with a five-hit and one-run performance over five innings.


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