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St. John's softball names its top players for August


Chris Murphy of the NTV Hitmen and Chris Thorne of the Roebothan McKay Marshall Republic are the St. John’s Molson senior and intermediate men’s fastpitch softball players of the month for August.

Murphy hit .364 for the month, had three multi-hit games, hit four home runs and collected 13 RBIs as the Hitmen went 6-2.

Murphy is NTV’s third baseman.

Thorne is a versatile player with RMM, playing five games at shortstop, and one each in centerfield and catcher during the month. He was a sparkplug in the lead-off spot in the batting order, recording at least one hit in every game. He finished with four multi-hit games, scored 11 runs, hit one double, stole four bases, drew four walks and knocked in two runs.

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