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Senior Duo Garner NE-10 Honors

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SOUTH EASTON, Mass. – In the final installment of the Northeast-10 Conference weekly awards, seniors Breanne Gleason and Nicole Downs were named the NE-10 Pitcher of the Week and Player of the week, respectively. The pair led the Chargers to an 8-0 week, helping UNH finish with the NE-10 regular season title- the first time since New Haven joined the conference in the summer of 2008.

In the final installment of the Northeast-10 Conference weekly awards, seniors Breanne Gleason and Nicole Downs were named the NE-10 Pitcher of the Week and Player of the week, respectively.

In game two on senior day Gleason became just the 20th Div. II pitcher to reach the 1,0000th strike out milestone. She started six games, while coming in relief in two and picking up eight wins. The Bristol, Conn. native accumulated 70 strike outs over the eight-game span, including a career-high 15 vs. St. Anselm on Saturday. In 44.2 innings, Gleason allowed just eight runs on 18 hits, including just four extra base hits.

Downs accumulated 15 hits on 25 at-bats for .600 batting average on the week. The Seymour, Conn. native tallied 19 RBI, 11 runs, three doubles, four home runs and our walks with just one strike out. She had a career-high seven RBI in game two vs. Southern New Hampshire, with two home runs including a grand slam.

As the No. 1 seed in the NE-10 Championship, the Chargers will host the tournament May 7-9 at the UNH Softball Field. On Friday, UNH will play the winner of the No. 4 Adelphi vs. No. 5 Assumption/UMass Lowell game. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m., but could change depending on the length of time the games prior.

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Senior Duo Garner NE-10 Honors