For the first time this season, Amanda Tyrrell (Selden, N.Y.) was a permanent fixture in Sacred Heart's starting lineup and the freshman took advantage of her opportunity. The right-hander's most-recent performance helped Sacred Heart secure a spot in the upcoming NEC Tournament. Tyrrell accounted for a 19.77 overall frame average as the Pioneers contested eight matches at the third, and final, NEC regular season meet. The Empire State product opened the two-day event in the leadoff spot where she threw a clean 221 game against first-place Saint Francis U. Tyrrell followed up with a 201-pin performance in a win over St. Francis Brooklyn. She slid down the lineup into the No. 4 spot for Sacred Heart's six baker bouts. Tyrrell averaged 19.0 pins per baker frame over the weekend, and was at her best during Sunday's match against Saint Francis U. The rookie righty left no opens and averaged 22.3 pins per frame in a victory that clinched a postseason spot for SHU. She posted an .888 filled frames percentage for the weekend and struck on nearly 44 percent of her attempts.