Daily News Softball Player of the Year
Bianca Fitch, Hopedale
With a last name nearly perfect for a pitcher, this right-hander turned in her first ever no-hitter this spring and finished the season with a 15-2 record. Fitch struck 255 batters in 111 innings and posted a 0.69 ERA en route to her team winning its fourth straight Division 3 Central title. The Team MVP and captain also hit .357. And if that wasn’t enough, Fitch even got the chance to play softball in the same game with her two other sisters this spring. Not only is this Hopedale High senior a standout softball player, she was a Daily News All-Star for volleyball and will play that sport at Stonehill College.
Katherine Canty, Natick
Helping her team secure a No. 2 seed in the Division 1 South playoffs, this senior captain won double-digit games in the circle for the Redhawks, who lost just twice all spring. Canty compiled a 10-3 record with a 1.51 ERA across 83 innings with 130 strikeouts and 19 walks. No slouch at the plate either, this Team MVP and Bay State Conference All-Star hit .389 with 20 RBI and 12 runs scored. “Kat was a leader in every sense of the word this season. … She showed up to play every day, and her performance on the mound speaks for itself,” Natick program director Diane Whittaker said.
Caitlin Cassidy, Hudson
A junior captain, this catcher made it runner beware for Hudson opponents this season. Cassidy caught 119 innings and threw out 12 runners while picking off nearly…