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Lloyd makes history
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Scarlett Lloyd

Scarlett Lloyd made program history while starring at pitcher during the Wagner College softball team’s three-game series versus Sacred Heart last week.

The 2020 Central Valley High School grad surpassed the 100-career strikeout mark and now ranks second all-time in team history for strikeouts in a single season behind Krystle Petty with 105.

Petty struck out 113 batters in 2001.

Lloyd totaled 13 strikeouts and allowed four earned runs while leading Wagner College to a pair of Northeast Conference wins (10-4, 3-2) against Sacred Heart.

“The most challenging part of competing at the Division-I level has to be that every player is a strong player,” Lloyd said while being interviewed by the Ceres Courier earlier this season. “Every player can hit and field extremely well. Each batter I throw to gets the best that I have.”

Lloyd is enjoying her best season to date with Wagner College.

She had a pitching record of 8-9 with a 4.32 ERA, 104 strikeouts and three shutouts in 1101/3 innings as of Monday.

She had a batting average of .268 with one homer, five doubles, 14 RBIs, seven runs and six walks in 112 plate appearances.

Lloyd was voted NEC Pitcher of the Week for the first time on April 5.

She was also named an NEC Prime Performer on April 5, March 28 and March 22.

“I’ve grown more mentally as a player, as well as getting stronger physically,” Lloyd said. “Growing mentally has helped me on and off the field in tough situations.”