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Reilly, Tango Earn NEWMAC All-Conference Honors

Reilly, Tango Earn NEWMAC All-Conference Honors

WESTWOOD, Mass.—Babson College senior Ali Reilly (New Canaan, Conn.) and junior Ashley Tango (Reading, Mass.) were named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference second team when the league released its postseason award winners on Tuesday morning.

Reilly, who was named to the All-NEWMAC second team for the second time in her career, cemented herself as one of the top pitchers in program history after going 16-6 with a career-best 1.97 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 145.1 innings this spring. She ranked first in the league in complete games (17) and innings pitched, was second in both wins and strikeouts and third in ERA to go along with three shutouts. Reilly was at her best late in the season as she tossed a pair of shutouts and allowed just two earned runs in 40.2 innings over her last six appearances.

The only pitcher in program history to win 60 games, she finishes her career as Babson's all-time leader in appearances (107), starts (86) and innings pitched (600.2). She also ranks second in strikeouts (416), shutouts (16) and complete games (62), and is eighth in ERA (2.55) and to go along with an overall record of 60-32.

Tango earned the first all-conference nod of her career after batting a career-best .336 with 11 doubles, one home run, 24 RBI and 20 runs scored while starting all 43 games at third base. In 18 NEWMAC contests she hit a team-best .412 with six multi-hit games, ranked fifth in doubles, and drove in at least one run in 11 outings to finish ninth in runs batted in. Tango also made just two errors in league play for a .960 fielding percentage at the hot corner. 

In addition to the all-conference awards, senior Nicole Civello (Huntington Station, N.Y.) was named to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship team.

Babson wrapped up its year at 27-16 after suffering a 3-2 eight-inning lost at No. 18 MIT on Sunday. 

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