Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hockomock Sports recognizes three FHS softball players


  • Maddie Connelly – Franklin – Infield

Franklin senior second baseman Maddie Connelly set the table for the Franklin offense this spring and also provided the Panthers with outstanding defense on the right side of the infield. Connelly batted .338 this season and struck out only six times in 88 plate appearances. The Endicott College commit scored 18 runs and drove in six. Connelly also made zero errors in 93 chances this spring and was selected as a Hockomock League all-star by the league’s coaches.

  • Alexx Niss – Franklin – DP

Franklin junior designated player Alexx Niss emerged during the middle of the season as a power bat in the middle of the order for the Panthers and helped Franklin qualify for the state tournament. Niss belted six home runs this spring and drove in 27 runs, while batting .508 and slugging an impressive .951 in her debut season for the Panthers. She also scored 15 runs this year. Niss was selected as a Hockomock League all-star by the league’s coaches for her strong performance.

  • Caroline D’Aprile – Franklin – Pitcher

Franklin senior pitcher Caroline D’Aprile took over in the circle for the Panthers this spring and helped Franklin make a run to third place in the Kelley-Rex division and another state tournament appearance. D’Aprile had an 11-8 regular season record with 84 strikeouts in 116 innings pitched. She also finished with an ERA of 2.53 for the spring. D’Aprile also had a shutout of D1 South power Bridgewater-Raynham and D2 South champion Abington during the season.

For the complete list of Hockomock League awards

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