Building upon the past 4 years of success in the Northeast, EC Bullets - Piening is expanding! In addition to our current 18U Gold-Piening and 16U Piening-Beres teams, we are hosting tryouts for the 16U Piening - Sarah, 14U Piening and 12U Piening teams. Consistent with the EC Bullets mission of building individual character, expanding skills and building teamwork, the EC Bullets teams will be focused on building competitive teams with an emphasis on quality over quantity. We are seeking talented athletes that are seeking to maximize their skills while maintaining an attitude of sportsmanship and camaraderie in order to expose their talents and increase their opportunities to compete for scholarship monies and roster spots at institutions of higher learning.
Sarah Piening played 4 years at the Division 1 level at the University of Delaware, and 1 year at the Division 2 level at Rollins College. She carried a winning record at both Delaware and Rollins, winning her last 10 decisions for Delaware in the circle. Sarah is tied for 12th in UD history for appearances in games, and 14th for strikeouts and shutouts. In 2019, she led the CAA with 32 starts and 40 appearances, ranking second with 171.1 innings pitched, and was second in the league with 98 strikeouts.
Sarah enjoyed a highly decorated career with Immaculate Conception in North Jersey. She was the first and only pitcher in New Jersey high school history to win 4 state softball championships. Sarah amassed 83 wins, with 1,062 strikeouts, 17 no-hitters, and 31 shutouts in her 4 years at Immaculate Conception. She was named All State, All State-Non Public, All-North Jersey, and All-Bergen County. Sarah was also a two-time North Jersey Interscholastic League Player of the Year, serving as team captain and MVP for 3 seasons.