Newton North's Sloane commits to Holy Cross
A two-time Bay State Conference All-Star and league MVP last season, Sloane is 4-0 with a 0.94 earned run average and a .625 batting average this season. For her sophomore season, she was 9-4 with a 0.96 ERA with a .552 batting average for the Division 1 North finalists.
An honors student at Newton North, Sloane also plays for the Polar Crush 18U Gold travel team.
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