Lincoln’s Lindsay Mayer Named Softball Gatorade Player of the Year
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Mayer has dominated Division 1 softball this season, going 17-0 with a microscopic 0.71 ERA and helping lead Lincoln (21-0) to the brink of an undefeated season and the school’s first-ever state championship.
The Lions will take on either Toll Gate or Coventry in the state championship on Wednesday. A win and the Lions would become the first team to complete an undefeated season in Division 1 since St. Raphael did it in 1999. Lincoln has been the definition of a juggernaut, outscoring opponents 141-15 throughout the regular season.
“It’s well-deserved,” said Lincoln head coach Richard Ryan. “Lindsay is the best player in Rhode Island right now. I think if you asked any coach, they’d come right out and tell you.”
Just a junior, Mayer is also batting .512 on the season and has committed to play second base at the University of Virginia in 2014.
She was named All-State in 2011, and hit .467 with 23 runs scored and 24 RBI that year.
“I think Gatorade got it right,” said Ryan, who is in his first year coaching the Lions. "She's the best pitcher in the state of Rhode Island, and probably the best hitter as well," he said.
"If you told me at the beginning of the year, that we'd be undefeated, I wouldn't have believed it," he said.
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