Continentals excited for first postseason appearance

The Hamilton College softball team clinched a postseason berth for the first time, and are excited to take on Trinity in the NESCAC quarterfinals.

Posted: May 4, 2019 12:11 AM
Updated: May 4, 2019 12:18 AM

Clinton, N.Y. - In winning a school-record 28 games in the regular season, the Hamilton Continentals softball team also set a new program benchmark, clinching their first postseason appearance.

The Continentals will be the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC Tournament, where they will face No. 3 Trinity in the quarterfinals.

"It's really exciting," said Continentals head coach, Stephanie Hartquist. "The tournament is a cool thing, we're in a really, really tough conference, everybody that we play, it's the best competition out there I think. So it's a really special thing just to be going and playing."

The players are confident that not only did they make school history this season, but they can do even more damage in the postseason.

"Just seeing how we've progressed, and yes our record and all these things we've accomplished this season just shows how strong this team really is," said junior shortstop, Kendall Searcy. "We've built up to this point knowing that we can do it, and I have all the faith in the world in this team and I know that we can go so far. I'm so excited for this weekend to prove that"

The Continentals will take on the Bantams in the NESCAC quarterfinals on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. The game will be played neutrally at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

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