HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Vallee leads the nation in several softball statistics at Bay Path

Lauren Vallee, Bay Path University softball

Vallee (Bay Path athletics)

The junior and former Bristol Central standout was named New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week.
Vallee was given the honor for the second time this season, but she has done more than just affect the game in the NECC. As of the NCAA’s April 30 update, Vallee was the Division III leader in batting average (.587), slugging percentage (1.135) and doubles per game (.67).
Vallee also ranked in the Top 3 in runs per game (1.70) and RBI per game (1.67). The Bay Path slugger is ranked in the Top 5 in on-base percentage (.611) and triples per game (.22).
The Wildcats opened up NECC Tournament play on Tuesday as the No. 5 seed against No. 4 Becker College. Bay Path won 7-5 and Vallee had a part in the victory. Vallee doubled and scored twice. She was part of a four-run rally in the top of the seventh to go ahead 7-4. Vallee scored the go-ahead run to put the Wildcats 5-4.

Eason Jr. (Lyndon State athletics)

Andre Eason Jr., Lyndon State College baseball
The Hornets clinched a playoff berth with a doubleheader sweep of the University of Maine at Farmington on Tuesday, and the former Wilby player was in the middle of it.
Eason Jr. went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in a 3-2 win in the second game of the doubleheader. He scored Lyndon State’s second run on a passed ball in the bottom of the first inning of the seven-inning contest. Eason Jr. got on base with a bunt base hit, then stole second. He moved up to third on a grounder to short, then scored on the passed ball.
Eason Jr. saved his best moment for when the Hornets needed it most. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth, Eason Jr. led off with a walk. He was sacrificed to second, then scored from there on a bloop single to win the game.
Lyndon State is the No. 3 seed in the North Atlantic Conference playoffs and will face No. 2 New England College on Saturday at Castleton University.
In 38 regular season games, Eason Jr. hit .331 with 40 hits, 24 RBI and 19 runs scored. He led the team in RBI, finished second in hits and third in runs scored.

Kyle Pileski, Framingham State University baseball

Pileski (Framingham St. athletics)

The junior from Bristol Central made the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Honor Roll after a big week.
Pileski hit .357 (5-for-14) with a double, home run and five RBI in a five-game span. Framingham State rallied for a 6-1 win over Bridgewater State, and Pileski was in the middle of it with a grand slam. In an 8-6 loss to Salem State, Pileski did his part to try to help his team win as he went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Pileski played in 36 regular season games and had a .274 batting average. He put together six doubles, four home runs and 21 RBI. Pileski had 34 hits and 22 runs scored.
Framingham State faces Fitchburg State in a MASCAC first round playoff game today at 3 p.m.

McPhee (ECSU athletics)

Mariah McPhee, Eastern Connecticut State University track and field
The last couple weeks have had a ring of finality to it for the former Bristol Eastern standout.
McPhee, a tri-captain and the lone senior on the ECSU roster, competed in her last Eastern Invitational on April 21. McPhee was a member of the outdoor team’s record-setting 4×800-meter relay and a four-year letterwinner in outdoor track and field and cross country.
McPhee went off the home track with a bang, running an at-the-time personal best 5:02.52 and winning the 1500 meters.
McPhee competed in the 1500 at New England Alliance Track and Field Championships on April 29 and finished fourth. The meet is a combination of the Little East and MASCAC. McPhee’s time was a personal best 5:02.15, .35 seconds better than her time on April 21.
McPhee competed with her teammates in the New England Division III Track and Field Championships at Williams College this week.

Alana Lopez, Post University lacrosse

Lopez (Post athletics)

The freshman from Wolcott started 10 games for the Eagles from Waterbury.
It was a tough season for Post, which had a record of 2-12. Lopez made 97 saves in 10 games for a percentage of. 349. She played 600 of a possible 840 minutes.
Lopez’s one win came on April 6 against Holy Family by a score of 15-14. Lopez played all 60 minutes and recorded 10 saves. She made a key save late in the victory, which was the first of the season for Post.
Lopez’s season high for saves was 18 in a 17-12 loss to Nyack on March 29.

Statistics are compiled from the websites of each player’s team.