Fairfield, Conn. (February 13, 2012)—Co-Head Coaches Elizabeth Luckie and Pam London announce the Sacred Heart softball Class of 2017. The Pioneers inked four recruits to National Letters of Intent for next season. Jamie Carlson (Corona, Calif.), Kelyn Filmore (Simi Valley, Calif.), Alyssa Pitre (Jacksonville, Fl.) and McKenna Wiegand (Chandler, Ariz.) will all head to Fairfield to play at Pioneer Park next spring.
Carlson is a right-handed pitcher that will look to enhance the Pioneer rotation as well as the lineup in 2013. She earned a 1.07 ERA in 2012, only giving up two home runs in 61 innings. She recorded a 6-1 strike to walk ratio with 85 strike outs. The 5'9" righty also hits for power. Last season, she posted a .650 slugging percentage while batting .375.
"We are hoping that Jamie will make an immediate contribution to our rotation," said London.
Fillmore is a 5'7" first baseman and outfielder and accomplished hitter. Last season for the Royal High Highlanders, she hit .408 with 31 hits, six doubles and 16 RBIs. As a polished fielder, Fillmore posted a .977 fielding percentage for the Highlanders who went 25-3 in 2012 and were ranked No. 38 nationally. Last season, she was named to First Team All-League for the second time and Second Team All County. In 2011, Fillmore was named Team MVP.
"Kelyn will certainly be looked upon for some RBI production," said London.
Pitre, a 5'5" catcher, helped lead Providence High to the District Championship and second place at the Regional Finals in 2011, and second in the district in 2012 and fourth in the region. In her three years of high school, Pitre hit .303 with a .996 fielding percentage. She played travel and recreational baseball for most of her life before making the switch to softball.
"Alyssa is a solid, athletic catcher with a great deal of defensive and offensive potential," said London. "She is a welcome addition to the catching crew."
Known for her base running, Wiegand was a perfect 11-for-11 in stolen bases in 2012 for Seton Catholic High School. She hit .333 last season with 28 hits, 22 runs, 14 RBIs and seven doubles. Her sophomore season, the crafty outfielder helped lead her team to the State Championships. In 2011 she was named to the Second Team All Region, and was a member of the Whole Enchilada All Star Team.
"She's a speedy and intelligent outfielder," said London. "We think McKenna brings a lot to our team through her defense, base running and offensive creativity."