Four Botetourt County women were participating in college softball when the coronavirus pandemic concluded their spring seasons. LB’s Brooke Trappuzzano and Hannah Mundy and River’s Olivia Simmons and Hildebrand all saw their seasons come to a screeching halt.
Trappuzzano and Simmons were both members of the Roanoke College team. Brooke is a junior infielder and outfielder and Simmons is a junior pitcher for the Maroons.
Trappuzzano was hitting .354 after 15 games. The lefty has a career .362 average with RC and a .456 slugging percentage. She only struck out one time in 48 at bats this season and has fanned just six times in 160 at bats over the past two years while smacking 58 hits and scoring 27 runs.
Simmons was off to a great start on the mound, winning four of her five starts with a 1.57 earned run average. She had 15 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched and led the Maroons in wins with four. RC was 7-9 overall.
Mundy is a sophomore firstbaseman and outfielder for Longwood University. She participated in seven games for the Division I Lancers, starting three. Hannah started on March 8 against Bethune-Cookman and on March 11 against Rhode Island in the last two doubleheaders before the season came to a halt. Longwood was 10-11 overall at that time and had yet to get into their Big South schedule.
Hildebrand is a freshman outfielder at Randolph-Macon College. The lefty appeared in eight games before the season was cancelled and scored two runs as a pinch-runner. She only had two at bats for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Yellow Jackets, who were 8-3 overall.