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Southern New Hampshire University’s run to the semifinals of the Northeast-10 softball tournament and a program-record 29 wins was sparked by a pitcher who won 16 games and a hitter who led the Penmen with a .378 batting average.
Both feats were accomplished by Ali Maloof, a sophomore from Norwood who has already broken the school mark with 360 career strikeouts, including 211 this season. She was named the NE-10 Pitcher of the Year and to the all-conference first team.
“She is the best pitcher I have ever coached in college and an explosive player and great athlete who competes from the first pitch to the last on the mound and at the plate,’’ said SNHU head coach Deb Robitaille.