Mount Softball to Face LIU Brooklyn in the First Round of the NEC Tournament on Thursday

Mount Softball to Face LIU Brooklyn in the First Round of the NEC Tournament on Thursday

#4 MOUNT ST. MARY'S (25-26) at #1 LIU BROOKLYN (33-16)
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Northeast Conference Tournament First Round, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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  • The Mount St. Mary's softball team is headed to its first Northeast Conference Tournament since 2006.  The Mount finished the regular season with a 25-26 overall record and a 9-7 mark in the Northeast Conference.  The 25 wins are tied for the second-most in program history while the Mount produced its first winning season in NEC play since 2009.
  • The Mount has qualified for the Northeast Conference Tournament for the first time since 2006.  The Mountaineers concluded NEC play with a 9-7 record, including a 7-1 mark against NEC foes at home.  This will be the ninth time the Mount has participated in the NEC Tournament.  The Mount appeared in the NEC Tournament from 1990-95 when all teams qualified.  In 1998, the Mount was the No. 6 seed in the six-team tournament.  The lone time the Mount has earned a spot in the NEC Tournament since the top four teams qualify was in 2006.  The Mountaineers are 2-16 all-time in NEC Tournament games with both wins coming against St. Francis Brooklyn (1990, 1995).
  • Lindsay Heinze and Morgan Alisauckas have moved up the Mount's all-time home run list this year.  Heinze has 10 home runs this year, giving her 26 in her career to move her into second place all-time at the Mount behind her cousin and current assistant coach, Rachel Heinze.  Alisauckas has eight home runs on the year and is tied for third all-time with 25 career long balls.  Rachel Heinze hit 43 home runs at the Mount from 2014-17.
  • Junior center fielder Kaylee Stoner has been a catalyst for the Mount offense all season.  Stoner hit a team-best .459 (28-for-61) with five doubles, three triples, 11 RBI, 16 runs scored and five stolen bases in 16 NEC regular season games.  Stoner has reached base in each of her past 32 games played, and is hitting .384 over that stretch.  She leads the team with 17 multiple-hit games this season.  For the year, she is hitting .343 while leading the Mount in hits (58), runs scored (37), triples (4) and stolen bases (14).
  • Lindsay Heinze has set a pair of Mount career records this season.  The senior third baseman broke the Mount's career record for doubles, and she now has 43 career two-base hits.  Her 35 runs batted in this season give her a Mount all-time best 130 for her career.  In addition, she is second all-time at the Mount with 26 home runs, third all-time with 179 career hits and fourth in career total bases (300).
  • Not to be outdone, Morgan Alisauckas also has etched her name in the Mount's career record books.  Alisauckas is second all-time at the Mount with 180 career hits, tied for third in home runs (25), fourth in runs scored (97), tied for third in doubles (35), fourth in slugging percentage (.530) and tied for second in total bases (302).