Players of the Week
Top performances from EMass girls’ softball players in the past week:
Emily Benoit, Arlington — The senior had two doubles and two stolen bases with three runs scored in a 6-4 win over Wilmington Wednesday. Then she blasted a three-run triple and recorded six putouts at shortstop to help the Spy Ponders edge Reading, 7-6, Monday.
Brooke Bonfiglioli, Braintree — The sophomore scattered three hits through five innings in the Wamps’ 4-3 win over previously unbeaten Newton North. In Thursday’s 4-2 win over Mansfield, she went 2-for-3 with a double, run, and RBI while giving up just one earned run in the circle.
Serena Gilbride, Austin Prep — The senior threw a pair of one-hitters, striking out six in a 9-1 win over Matignon on Monday and then posting a 7-1 victory over Cardinal Spellman on Wednesday.
Katy Holly, Hopkinton — The senior collected nine hits and 11 RBIs in a 3-0 week, punctuated by a 5-for-5, five-RBI performance in an 18-2 Tri-Valley League win over Westwood.
Ella Maher, Newton North — Before pitching a one-hitter in a 10-0 win against Woburn on Friday, the freshman went 3 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs in a 15-0 win over Framingham on Wednesday.
Lauren Meinhold, Acton-Boxborough — The junior had 12 hits and 12 RBIs, including her 100th career hit, over a five-game stretch. She also went 3-0 in the circle, and pitched a five-inning perfect game in a 15-0 win over Waltham on Friday, striking out 12 of the 15 batters she faced.