Bronx, NY – Fordham Softball (20-18, 8-6) returns to Atlantic 10 play this weekend with a three-game series against George Mason (17-22, 6-9). Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start and Sunday’s series finale will start at 1 p.m.
Live stats will be available for all three games via the link above, but only Sunday’s contest will be shown live on ESPN+.
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Fordham shared a doubleheader at Army on Wednesday, hitting two two-run hits per Rachel Hubertus, a single and a double, to a 7-2 victory in the first game, but down, 3-0, in the second game. Read all here.
History of the series against George Mason
Fordham has held a 17-5 series lead since 1995. The two schools met twice before the Patriots joined the Atlantic 10 in 1996, with each school winning twice. It’s been nearly every Rams since, although it’s the first time the two teams have met since the 2019 season. Fordham won two of three at Fairfax that season, but Mason won the most recent meeting, 6-5, in walk-off mode.
Bailey Enoch Named pitcher of the week
The sophomore earned his first career weekly league award by allowing just two unearned runs on 12 frames, striking out 10, in the Rams’ two wins last week, at Hofstra and against Saint Joseph’s. This is now the fourth time in program history that three different student-athletes have won the pitcher of the week award in the same season. Read all about his week here.
With his foot bomb last Saturday, senior redshirt Rachel Hubertus is now up to 14 on the year, tied for 8and-most in a season already and easily leading the Atlantic 10 and 22n/a in all Divisions I and 24andwith 0.37 per game. She began to climb the all-time list and is now fifth in solo all-time, passing Katie Davis (’06) and Erin Fisher (’10), with 36. Meanwhile, Julia Martinewith nine, is right behind her and second, and Bailey Enoch, with six, is tied for fourth among the A-10s. Together, the Rams are 49and nationally with 1.05 dingers per game.
Graduate student Brianna Pinto is a perfect 22-for-22 in stolen base attempts this season after stealing four last week, now sixth in a single campaign, and has been caught stealing just once in her five-year career at Fordham, in April of its first season. She is now at 82 for her career, nine more than the previous record set by Krystle Henry in 2007. Unsurprisingly, Pinto leads the Atlantic 10 on bases, but nationally she sits 34and in total flights and 32n/a with 0.58 flights per contest.
Pinto became Fordham softball’s all-time stolen base leader with 74and career theft at home in the series finale against Rhode Island on March 27and. She is now 82 in her five seasons in the Bronx. Home runs aside, Hubertus is just six RBIs away from joining that all-time top 10, and has moved up to fourth all-time currently with a career slugging percentage of .610. The pair are also on course to enter the top 10 for four-year batting average, too, by the end of the season.
With his last no hit, Devon Miller is now seventh with nine career shutouts. She is also moving up the strikeout rankings, now seventh with 288, and last Sunday she rose to 10and all-time with 23 career wins as well.
Hubertus, Miller Garner A-10 Weekly Awards
Two weeks ago, Hubertus earned his second career weekly conference accolade, while Miller picked up his fourth career pitching nomination. Read about their weekends here.
Makenzie McGrath Named Atlantic pitcher of the week 10
The senior picked up his first weekly accolade in the league on February 15 after securing the team’s two opening weekend victories, one in his fifth career full game and one in relief. Read all about her stellar performance here.
A-10 pre-season poll
The Rams were predicted to finish second in the annual Atlantic 10 preseason coaches poll. Fordham had 71 points and three votes for first place, finishing just three points behind last year’s champions George Washington, which received four first-place votes, and ahead of Saint Joseph’s, which won the last two first-place votes and 55 overall. points. Read about it here.
D1Softball.com Top 150
Junior pitcher and reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Devon Miller was named by D1Softball.com as his 149and– best player in the country before the season. You can read about it herealthough it is a subscription website.
Fordham returns home to host St. John’s next Wednesday night under the lights of Bahoshy Field with a 7 p.m. start time on ESPN+.