A senior from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Kelly was earlier this week named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week. The second baseman batted an even .538 (14-of-26), had four doubles and two home runs in a 5-3 week for the team. SC went 4-0 in conference play.
She also had a .923 slugging percentage, knocked in nine runs, and scored nine more runs.
One of the victories was an 8-0 five-inning win over 16th-ranked Western Connecticut State.
Since last week, SC defeated MCLA twice yesterday at home, 7-0 and 9-1 in five innings, raising SC's record to 15-8 overall. In the most recent NEISCA weekly poll, Springfield is now ranked 10th. The Pride has now won seven in a row.