Scarlett Lloyd is enjoying her best season to date with the Wagner College softball team, which competes at the NCAA Division-I level.
The 2020 Central Valley High School grad was named Northeast Conference (NEC) Pitcher of the Week for the first time on April 5.
She also earned NEC Prime Performer honors for the third time this year.
“It’s nice to be recognized for all my hard work,” Lloyd said.
“I’ve grown more mentally as a player, as well as getting stronger physically,” she added. “Growing mentally has helped me on and off the field in tough situations.”
Lloyd was dominant in the circle as she didn’t allow an earned run in 14 innings of work while earning a pair of complete-game victories against Saint Peter’s and Merrimack.
She allowed just six hits with nine strikeouts.
Lloyd was also named an NEC Prime Performer on March 22 and March 28.
She starred at pitcher and offense the week of March 14-20.
Lloyd batted .438 (7-for-16) from the plate with one double, one RBI and one run.
She posted a 1.00 ERA with 12 strikeouts and 15 innings.
Lloyd had eight strikeouts and surrendered just two hits in a 6-0 victory over St. Peter’s on March 16. She helped her own cause by batting 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Lloyd batted 6-for-15 with one double, four RBIs and two runs the week of Feb. 28-March 6.
She pitched a complete-game shutout while leading Wagner College to a 5-0 win over Santa Clara on March 6. Lloyd gave up no runs and four hits with six strikeouts and two walks in seven innings.
Lloyd had a pitching record of 5-8 with a 5.13 earned-run average, 76 strikeouts, seven complete games and three shutouts in 802/3 innings as of Monday.
She had a batting average of .290 with one homer, five doubles, 12 RBIs, seven runs and five walks during Wagner’s first 31 games.
“I attribute my success to my family and prior coaches,” she said. “My family has always had my back throughout every situation whether that be good or bad. My prior coaches have pushed me to my hardest to get me to this level I’m at now. Also my sister (Victoria) helps me a lot. She catches me while I’m at home and is always ready to go practice every day.”
Lloyd hit .244 with one double, six RBIs and three runs in 41 plate appearances freshman year. She started 13 times while appearing in 19 games.
Lloyd compiled a 1-0 with a 7.00 ERA, one strikeout and three walks in two innings of work at pitcher.
“The most challenging part of competing at the Division-I level has to be that every player is a strong player,” she said. “Every player can hit and field extremely well. Each batter I throw to gets the best that I have.”