Manhattan College freshman softball pitcher Jessie Rising (Pinelands Regional H.S.) has turned into one of the Jaspers’ top pitchers.
Rising pitched well last week, highlighted by a six-inning no-hit outing in a 7-5 win over Rider. She walked two and struck out four. The Jaspers’ bullpen gave up four runs.
She also pitched 52/3 innings in relief, allowing one run and striking out five, and got no decision in Manhattan’s 6-0 loss to St. John’s. She allowed three runs in six innings in a 3-1 loss to Monmouth. She struck out nine.
In 26 appearances (14 starts), Rising is 5-8 with a 4.02 ERA. She had 66 strikeouts in 921/3 innings.
The left-hander holds Pinelands’ all-time records for strikeouts, including 243 during her senior season when she was a first-team Press All-Star. She also holds the team record for hits and helped lead the Wildcats to the 2017 South Jersey Group III title. She was also a standout in volleyball and basketball and a runner-up for the 2017-18 Press Athlete of the Year.