Head Coach Amy Kvilhaug helped organize the Ninth-Annual 100-Out Fundraiser game on Oct. 8.
Oct. 8, 2014
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QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. Johns softball team held its ninth-annual 100-out fundraiser game on Oct. 8 to help raise money for the future of the program.
This year, the event looked to raise money to help the Red Storm purchase a new pitching machine and a visual hitting system while any additional funds will be allocated towards the on-going Red Storm Field Project in order to create a year-round facility for both the baseball and softball programs at St. John’s. For more information on the Red Storm Field project, click here.
“At the end of the day, we utilize this day as a fundraiser for the program,” stated head coach Amy Kvilhaug. “I am pretty confident that today’s event will help us get those things necessary to help not only this team, but teams in the future, to prosper.”
As it has done in each year of the event, the team split into two squads and played until 100 outs were recorded, utilizing the time to practice various in-game situations to help the Red Storm for the upcoming 2015 season.
“I felt like this year, my staff helped us set up a good plan to work on all the things we talk about,” added Kvilhaug. “It definitely helped nail down some of the important points that we are about and what our philosophy is about as a program.”
Started in 2006, the 100-out fundraiser aims to help continue the tradition of softball excellence at St. John’s. This year, Team Red and Team Storm squared off once again and Team Storm pulled away with a 19-6 victory.
Team Red was made up of Grace Kramer, Savannah Warren, Krystal Puga, Hannah Anderson, Monique Landini, MacKenna Neuroth, Ellen Czuba, Taylor Hill and Lexi Robles.
Team Storm was made up of Francesca Carrullo, Kaitlyn Wilkens, Alyssa Rusch, Carly Williams, Taylor Stimson, Erin Burner, Shirley Chui, Lakeisha Barnes, Brittany Garcia and Yvonne Rericha.
Team Storm was able to take the early lead, scoring eight runs in its first situational attempt before adding on seven more in the second situation to take a 15-1 advantage only 24 outs into the 100-out game.
“It’s bittersweet playing in my last game, but it was nice helping to fundraise for the program today,” said senior pitcher Francesca Carrullo. “It means a lot to have everybody come together and donate to allow our program to have different things that it needs to help us succeed.”
For those interested in contributing, donations are being accepted year round. To donate online, click here. You can also send a check made payable to St. John's Softball to the address listed below.
St. John's University Office of Athletic Development
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
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