WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - May 7 - Freshmen Ryan Betz (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cleveland Hill) and Kathleen Ruggiero (Williamsville, N.Y./Sacred Heart) of the Erie Community College softball team were named to the All-Western New York Athletic Conference team, announced today by the league.
Betz, who was named as a second-team pitcher, struck out 70 in 68 innings pitched to rank 20th nationally in strikeouts per game. She also led the Kats with four home runs and 20 runs batted in to go with her .328 batting average.
Ruggerio, a second-team outfielder, hit .323 while appearing in all 20 games. In addition to an eight-game hitting streak, she had three doubles and one home run. Her home run came against Genesee CC March 30.
The Kats finished the season 7-13.