Local player honored at Southern New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Senior Mary Bradford (Big Bear, CA) of the Southern New Hampshire University softball team was named the recipient of SNHU’s Sportsmanship Award given out at the University’s annual athletic awards ceremony Monday night.

                A four-year starting pitcher for SNHU, Bradford has appeared in 65 games over her career.  Over that span the Penmen have enjoyed two of the most successful seasons in program history, including the program’s first NCAA Division II tournament appearance in 2006, and have won 75 games.

                This season, Bradford has registered a career and team-high nine victories, going 9-9 with a 3.22 ERA.  She has fanned 60 batters on the season while recording three shutouts.  She has allowed four or fewer hits in five starts this season, including complete-game two-hit victories over Bentley and AIC.  She was named Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Week on April 14 of this year after going 3-1 with a 1.50 earned run average and .147 opponent batting average that week.

                In 65 career appearances, Bradford has recorded 20 victories, 165 strikeouts and a 2.97 ERA in 313 innings of work.