Perry sets NCAA Division III softball record

03.21.11

Sophomore Amanda Perry
Sophomore Amanda Perry broke an NCAA record for consecutive games with a home run, hitting six over a two-day, four-game span in early March.

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.