Brown Softball Sweeps Ivy League Weekly Awards

Providence, RI- After going 5-1 and winning the Lady Pirate Classic Championship at Hampton University, Brown University senior Katie Rothamel earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors while freshman Liz DiMascio was named the Ivy League’s Pitcher and Rookie of the Week.

Rothamel started and played in all six games for the Bears this past weekend and batted .400 at the plate. She went 8-for-20 with eight runs scored, four doubles, two walks, a homerun and 12 RBI. The Bears lost their first game of the tournament to Central Connecticut State University (L, 6-5), but won the next five straight. Against CCSU, Rothamel was 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI, and went on to go 2-for-4 with two hits (including a homerun) and six RBI during Brown’s 12-2 victory against Coppin State.

The Bears then defeated host Hampton 12-1, where Rothamel was 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBI as the Bears headed into bracket play in the final day of the tournament. Bruno defeated Arcadia 7-0 as Rothamel once again led the squad with a 3-of-4 performance at the plate with two runs and two RBI, and then defeated Coppin State (1-0) to move into the championship game against the Lady Pirates.

Freshman hurler DiMascio went 3-0 this weekend at the mound as she played an integral role in Brown’s championship effort this past weekend at the Lady Pirate Classic. She had a 0.74 ERA and allowed just seven hits and three runs (two of which were earned) in 19 total innings. She struck out 29 batters and had just six walks. DiMascio received the championship game victory at the mound pitching in the final two innings against Hampton. She struck out two batters, and did not allow any hits, runs or walks.

DiMascio also earned a win during Brown’s 1-0 win against Coppin State. She pitched all seven innings and allowed just one hit and struck out eight batters in the 24 batters faced. DiMascio also earned a win during Brown’s 12-1 victory against Coppin State. She faced 20 batters in five innings and allowed just three hits, one run and struck out 12 batters.