Bullet Shot: Senior Aileen Reilly

Senior Aileen Reilly (Photo Courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics).

Senior Aileen Reilly (Photo Courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics).

By Claire Healey, Co-Sports Editor

The Gettysburg Bullets softball team has been a formidable foe for all Centennial Conference opponents in recent years.

In the last four seasons, the Bullets have compiled a record of 104-57 and were one run away from earning the championship title last fall.

Helping to lead the charge for the Bullets the last few years has been senior Aileen Reilly.

Last spring Reilly was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Year as well as making the spring academic honoree team.

Reilly posted impressive statistics over her 153.2 innings, including a 14-7 record with 127 strikeouts and a 1.23 ERA.

In addition to her season long accomplishments Reilly tossed a perfect game against SUNY Canton and struck out 13 batters of the eventual conference champion Franklin & Marshall College.

The three time All-Centennial Conference first team selection, Reilly was extremely impressive at limiting big plays last year. Reilly did not give up one home run or triple over the whole season.

Reilly hopes to lead the team to the conference championship this season.

Ranked second by one point behind Washington College, the team expects to return to the conference championship game again this season, hopefully with a different outcome and another championship title for the Gettysburg College softball team.

The Bullets opened their season with two close losses to Shenandoah University.

Reilly, in addition to the rest of the team, will look to reverse that momentum on March 10 at the Virginia Wesleyan College Beach Blast, where they will play Roanoke College and Manhattanville College back to back.


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Author: Claire Healey

Claire Healey '18 is a sociology major with a minor in education. She is currently the editor of the sports section and has been a staff writer for the sports section since her freshman year. She is a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and has served on their executive board for two years. She also volunteers with the Challah for Hunger organization on campus.

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