Perry sets NCAA Division III softball record
SUNY Potsdam sophomore Amanda Perry rewrote the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III earlier this month, hitting home runs in four consecutive games over a two-day span at the Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Fla.
On March 6-7, Perry, a South Glens Falls, N.Y., native, blasted at least one home run per contest against Bethany Lutheran, Hiram, Bridgewater State and Anna Maria, finishing with six in the two-day period. Her performance bested the previous mark of three games, set on two different occasions by Ashley Peterson of St. Mary’s (Ind.) in 2010.
A catcher/outfielder for the Bears, Perry led the team with a .500 batting average, and recorded team-highs in home runs (six), runs batted in (21), total bases (35) and steals (three). Potsdam compiled a 5-5 record during the six-day spring break trip.
Last season, Perry was named to the All-State University of New York Athletic Conference first team after batting .286 and throwing out eight potential base stealers as a catcher, good for second in the league.