Continentals softball team breaks Hamilton College record for single-season wins

The Hamilton Continentals softball team broke the 1990-91 men's basketball team's school record with 28 wins in a season. They also shattered the program's previous record of 15 wins.

Posted: May 3, 2019 12:56 AM

Clinton, N.Y. - It has been a historical season for the Hamilton College softball team as the best regular season in program history was completed by breaking a school-wide record.

With a doubleheader sweep of SUNY Poly, Wednesday, the Continentals earned 28 wins on the year, breaking the 1990-91 men's basketball team's mark of 26.

"It's a pretty neat thing, I know the girls are really excited," said Continentals head coach, Stephanie Hartquist on Thursday. "There's definitely some stat flaws in there, like there's only a couple of teams that play as many games that we do and stuff, but it's a pretty cool thing."

The softball program's previous benchmark for wins in a single season was 15. In addition to that milestone, the team also qualified for the NESCAC Tournament, marking its first postseason berth in program history.

"It's super exciting," said senior infielder, Helen Lin. "We started off as being kind of the underdogs so it's really exciting to see how our hard work has finally gotten us to this position."

The Continentals are the No. 2 seed in the tournament and will take on No. 3 Trinity in the NESCAC quarterfinals on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The game will be played at Tufts University in Medford, Massachussetts.

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