Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bridget Hogan Ends High School Career With Championship

Courtesy of the Buffalo News
Niagara recruit Bridget Hogan ended her career at Hamburg High School with the Class "A" New York State championship this past weekend, winning twice in one day. In the state semi final game, Bridget pitched an eight inning shutout, striking out 12. She also drove home the winning run in the 1-0 game in remarkable fashion. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and with runners on second and third base, the opposing team was attempting to intentionally walk her when she reached out for a pitch and drove it into the outfield for an RBI! Bridget finished with a career ERA of under 1.00. She will join the Purple Eagles this fall.


Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the status on the coaching staff for NU? Would of thought by now they had a new coach.

WNY Softball said...

I think it is Larry Puzan. I also think the University will just pretend none of this ever happened.

Anonymous said...

So basically no coach has really been named yet. Thats a shame! I thought everthing about coachchan came out in the open? Everyone already knows why she was let go

WNY Softball said...

Nothing but crickets up there!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable.... The Basketball Coach at NU leaves & a new coach is named within a few weeks. The softball coach resigns ;)in April & they are still waiting for a coach to be named.

There may be a new Athletic Director in place but the same old treatment of the Softball program remains in place. The players were told that a decision would be made by the end of June.... they are still waiting! The softball facilities are by far the worst in the MAAC Conference!

This group of young ladies deserves better treatment than what they have received from the University. Until the softball program becomes important to the Administration & the AD nothing will change.

It's beyond amazing that they qualified to play in the Conference Championship last season. If their dedication, concern & enthusiasm for the softball program was matched by the University it would be an amazing program!

WNY Softball said...

Yes, I learned of their new coach hire last year at the end of June, which they announced a few weeks later. This year I have heard nothing concrete.

Anonymous said...

I recently graduated from Niagara Univ. & played softball there for 4years. The education I received & the friends I made will last a lifetime. I loved my coaches & my teammates.

I attended a few games this year after the coach resigned ;) & was amazed at how close the team was & how focused they were after what they had endured.

There is no excuse for leaving the players in limbo this long
& not naming a coach after 3 months!! It definitely shows the Universities lack of concern/dedication for the program.

I totally agree with the comments made previously. The softball facilities at Niagara are horrible, the University needs to realize that they have a Div. 1 softball program & treat it like one.

The players definitely have passion & love for the Purple Eagle softball program & each other. The University needs to show that they do also!!!

Actions speak much louder than words!!!

This team makes me sooooo proud to be a Purple Eagle Alum!! Ladies keep holding up your end of the bargain & the school may someday do the same.

Go Purp!!!!!

WNY Softball said...

Now I'm hearing it's Larry Puzan, but still no official word.

Anonymous said...

We all hope it's Larry!!! It would be a good start & the first step in getting the program on the right track.

After naming a coach the University needs to step up & treat the softball program with respect. Provide the team with up-graded facilities & the tools to succeed.

Anonymous said...

at WNY how do you know it's Larry Puzan? I don't think players have been contacted yet with this information.

WNY Softball said...

A source said a deal with him is being finalized. That's all I know, or I'd write about it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for always keeping the softball "world" informed!!