|Purple Eagles add to impressive young staff|
New Niagara coach Ellie Chan continues to build her version of the Purple Eagles with an emphasis on strong pitching. Today she received a commitment from All-New York State first teamer Bridget Hogan. Bridget is in her senior year at Hamburg High School, after having led the Bulldogs to their first ever New York State championship appearance this past season. She was dominant in the circle, posting a 17-1 record with a miniscule 0.28 ERA. She has a full array of pitches, striking out 211 batters in 123 innings. She showed great control, walking only 15. Bridget can hit also, batting .423 in '12 with 13 extra base hits and a slugging percentage of over .600. She plays travel ball with Team Mizuno Gold, the 2012 ASA Eastern National champions.