SCAC Softball Recap - Week Five

SCAC Softball Recap - Week Five

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference softball teams had a strong week, posting a cumulative record off 11-5.

Texas Lutheran University highlighted the week, going 5-1 at the NFCA Leadoff Classic, including three wins over top-25 teams. The Bulldogs lone loss at the event came to the nation's top-ranked team and defending national champion, Virginia Wesleyan University. Included in their wins is No. 2 St. John Fisher, No. 24 Babson and No. 24 Berry College. They also earned a win over St. Thomas (Minn.), a team that is receiving votes in the latest NFCA poll.

Southwestern University went 4-0 last week, outscoring opponents 33-5. They opened the weekend with a pair of run rule wins over Adrian and Johnson State and closed it with a 6-3 win over Mount Union and a 6-0 win over Bridgewater State.

Schreiner University put in two early wins last week, sweeping a Wednesday doubleheader against Hardin-Simmons University with scores of 4-0 and 9-0.

This Week's Leaders:

*Batting Average (.667): Grace Phelps, Southwestern (8-12)
Hits (9): Kelly Jurden, Texas Lutheran; Kassie Maddox, Texas Lutheran
Runs Scored (6): Kassie Maddox, Texas Lutheran; Sydney Scott, Southwestern
Doubles (3): Taylor Curtis, Southwestern
Triples (1): 8 tied
Home Runs (3): Haley Padilla, Texas Lutheran
Runs Batted In (11): Kaitlynn Copher, Southwestern
Steals (4): McKay Bloxham, Texas Lutheran

Innings Pitched (18.1): Lauren Galvan, Dallas
Strikeouts (31): Bailey Meyer, Southwestern
Wins (3): Bailey Meyer, Southwestern; Maitlin Raycroft, Texas Lutheran
Saves (2): Kassie Maddox, Texas Lutheran
+Earned Run Average (0.00): Hannah Ortiz, Schreiner (7.0 IP); Jessica Vrana, Schreiner (5.0 IP) 

*minimum of 2.5 plate appearances per game
+minimum of 1.0 innings pitched per team game

For links to box scores and recaps from all of last week's season-opening action, click below: 

This Week's Results:

Date Away Home Status Links
 
February
Wed. 28 Schreiner 4 Hardin-Simmons 0 Final
  Schreiner 9 Hardin-Simmons 0 Final - 6 innings
 
March
Fri. 2 Southwestern (Tex.) 10 Adrian 2 Final - 5 innings
  Texas Lutheran 4 St. John Fisher 3 Final
  Johnson St. 0 Southwestern (Tex.) 11 Final - 5 innings
  Coe 4 Texas Lutheran 5 Final
Sat. 3 Mt. St. Joseph 3 Dallas 2 Final
  Southwestern (Tex.) 6 Mount Union 3 Final
  Dallas 4 Huntingdon 5 Final - 10 innings
  St. Thomas (Minn.) 2 Texas Lutheran 4 Final
  Southwestern (Tex.) 6 Bridgewater St. 0 Final
  Texas Lutheran 9 Berry 7 Final
Sun. 4 Dallas 2 Mt. St. Joseph 3 Final - 10 innings
  Texas Lutheran 14 Babson 4 Final - 5 innings
  Dallas 2 Huntingdon 3 Final
  Va. Wesleyan 5 Texas Lutheran 0 Final