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Cheshire Grad Springs Into Action for Manhattan Softball

by Greg Lederer

Cheshire Sports Media


A 2023 Cheshire High School graduate, freshman Karissa Spring helped Manhattan College (New York) softball win 8-7 over Saint Peter’s University in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday. Spring had her college-best day at the plate, going two-for-two (double, single) with two runs scored as the designated player.

In the fifth, she picked up her first RBI on a single that tied the game at 4-4. Spring ended up scoring the go-ahead run in the inning.

In the seventh, Spring came in to pitch and worked around a hit to secure her first save.

Coached by Bridget Hurlman in Division I, the Jaspers (8-30) play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.



Before attending Manhattan College, Karissa Spring was a four-year member of the CHS softball program. At her college signing, she is seated next to her younger sister Kaitlin. From left, Cheshire Assistant Jaymie Sommers, Spring's dad Kevin and mother Paula, and Cheshire Head Coach Kristine Drust are standing in the back. Photo by Greg Lederer.

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