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UMBC SOFTBALL’S KALI SHIRK TABBED CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Kali Shirk was named America East Conference Rookie of the Week.
Shirk went 2-for-2 and scored one run in a winning effort in game one of a doubleheader against the Binghamton Bearcats on Wednesday. The centerfielder doubled to lead off the game and came around to score the first run in the first inning on a wild pitch. In the nightcap of the doubleheader, Shirk scored another run but and totaled two steals on the day.
Shirk came up big once again for UMBC on Sunday as she went 4-for-8 and scored three runs in a doubleheader against
Shirk is currently tied with teammate Kristie Pickeral (Hughesville, Md./Thomas Stone) for most hits in the America East with 47. Shirk’s 27 runs scored is only one behind the league leader and she has stolen an America East second best 17 bases on the season.
Shirk and the Retrievers return to action on Thursday against