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Huskies’ Sammi Goode Named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week

Huskies' Sammi Goode went 4-0 in Little East Conference action.
Huskies' Sammi Goode went 4-0 in Little East Conference action.
GORHAM, Maine   –  Freshman Sammi Goode (Bucksport, Maine) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies softball team has been named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week.  It is the first honor of Goode's intercollegiate career.

         One of the Huskies' starting pitchers, Goode had a remarkable week helping Southern Maine to four consecutive Little East Conference wins in a critical push for the conference playoffs. Making four appearances and two starts, Goode went 4-0 with an outstanding 0.39 earned run average in 18.0 innings pitched. Goode held the Huskies' opponents to a paltry .200 batting average during the stretch and recorded her second collegiate shut out with a six-inning 10-0 win over UMass Boston to start the streak.

         In the 10-0 win over UMB, Goode held the Beacons to six hits and two walks while striking out six.  Goode helped the Huskies complete the sweep pitching 2.2 innings of scoreless relief in a nine-inning 3-2 win in the second game of the doubleheader with the Beacons. 

         Helping USM to its first sweep over Eastern Connecticut since the 2005 season and first victory over the Warriors since 2007, Goode earned her seventh and eighth victories of the season.  Prior to the weekend sweep, USM had an 0-16 mark against Eastern Connecticut dating back to 2007. In the opener, Goode did not allow an earned run in a 3-2 victory, holding the Warriors to just four hits over seven innings, while striking out three. Goode sealed the victory in the bottom of the seventh working her way around a two-base error, collecting two of her three strikeouts in the game.  Goode again turned in another strong performance in relief giving up one earned run in 2.1 innings as USM downed Eastern Connecticut in eight innings 9-8. 

         For the season, Goode is 8-4 overall with two wins via shutout.  She has a 2.41 earned run average in 84.1 innings pitched, and has held batters to a .238 average.  She leads the Huskies in strikeouts with 90 and is fourth in the Little East Conference.

         Southern Maine, 21-8-1 and 6-4 in the Little East, travels to Plymouth State on Wednesday (3:30 p.m.) for a Little East Conference doubleheader. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but has been moved due to forecasted weather conditions.