Everett named conference pitcher of the week for Coast Guard
Mackenzie Everett of Palmer flirted with perfection on the pitcher’s mound, coming one inning short of throwing a perfect game.
The Coast Guard Academy softball pitcher earned a consolation prize in winning the conference player-of-the-week award.
Everett, of Colony High fame, was honored by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference after winning three of four starts to begin the NCAA D3 season.
The sophomore starter retired the first 12 batters against Penn State-New Kensington and carried a perfect game into the fifth inning before giving up a leadoff single to the cleanup hitter.
Everett settled for a one-hitter with two strikeouts and no walks in a 17-0 win.
Two days later, she tossed seven strong innings in a 7-1 win over St. Elizabeth.
Everett helped the Coast Guard post a 7-1 record during the week after going 3-1 with a 0.78 ERA, scattering 11 hits and striking out seven. She has a 2.25 ERA on the season and opposing batters are on hitting .194 against her.
She is tied for first in the NEWMAC with three win on the season.