The Concord Raiders, with uniquely experienced coaches who have all played or coached the game of softball at a highly competitive level, has the sole purpose of creating an athletic venue for young women and girls 23 years of age and under, who are committed to striving for the highest level of competition in softball to enhance their character, mental and physical health, sportsmanship and educational opportunities. The 2013-2014 Raiders Organization has three 18U (Recruited, Gold and Elite), 16U, two 14U, and 12U fastpitch softball teams. Here, you'll be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much much more. Check back frequently for the latest information about our program.
SPM's Gallo is softball Gatorade Player of the Year
Congratulations to Erin Gallo who was named Gatorade Massachusetts Softball Player of the Year! Full story can be read by clicking here.
Raiders Softball competes at Diamond 9 Fall Sun Classic Showcase
Raiders Softball competed in the prestigious Diamond 9 Fall Sun Classic Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida October 31 through November 2. Raiders sent two teams to play 7 games each over the course of the weekend as well as having several players participate in the Skills Clinic on October 30.
Raiders Alum & 12U Coach Sheri Liggiero an All-Star
May 10, 2014
Sophomore centerfielder Sheri Liggiero (Tewksbury, Mass.) became the first Newbury College softball player to be named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-Region Softball Third Team, announced Saturday morning.
The announcement comes a week after Liggiero was named to the New England Collegiate Conference(NECC) First Team for the second consecutive season. A catalyst atop the Nighthawk line-up hitting a career single-season best .394 (43-108) with an outstanding .459 on-base percentage, the Tewksbury, Mass native tormented opposing pitchers on the base-paths. Leading the NECC swiping single-season high 19 of 21 bases - including 16 against conference foes, Liggiero ranks 51st amongst all Division III in stolen bases averaging 0.54 per game.
Midway through the season, she went on a career, five-week long, 13-game hitting streak from March 7th to April 13th where she hit .512 (22-43) with two doubles, 15 runs scored and successfully stealing eight of eight on the base-paths. In addition, Liggiero has also anchored the Nighthawk outfield, playing a near flawless centerfield which included robbing NECC Pitcher and Player of the Year, Elms junior Beth Grimes of a would-be homerun in the first round of the NECC Tournament on April 30th.
Liggiero was just one of two players from the NECC to be named to the NFCA Division III All-Region Team. Lesley University first year McKenzi Golden was named to the NFCA Division III All-Region First Team.
Raiders' Danielle Deraney named to All-BIG East team
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College softball sophomores Kiki Baldassari (Denville, N.J.) and Danielle Deraney (Shrewsbury, Mass.) were named to All-BIG EAST teams, it was announced on Tuesday, May 6 by the conference. Baldassari was named to the First Team, while Deraney earned Second Team honors. It marks the first time a Friar has made the All-BIG EAST First Team since outfielder Mary Rose Sheey did so in 2009.
Deraney finished the year second on the team in batting average (.319) and hits (28). She started all 19 of the teams' BIG EAST games and recorded a .321 batting average in league competition. Deraney hit safely in 17 of the 27 games she appeared in. During the season, Deraney split time between first base and the designated player position.
Holy Name's Kelsey Saucier Throws First Career No-Hitter
Senior Kelsey Saucier struck out 12 and hurled her first career no-hitter to lead the No. 1 Naps (7-1) past the visiting Panthers (3-3). Batterymate Danielle Rocheleau had two doubles, a home run and five RBIs for Holy Name.