INDIANOLA, Iowa -- The Simpson softball team is off to a torrid start in 2018 and has been putting up impressive numbers along the way.
Through games played as of Sunday, March 18, the Storm rank in the top 10 nationally in five team categories: shutouts, batting average, runs scored per game, on-base percentage and triples per game. In addition, six individuals rank among the top 50 in the country in nine categories.
Simpson led the nation with eight shutouts through last week but fell behind Maryville (Tenn.). The Scots lead the nation with 10 shutouts, but have already played 21 games, seven more than the Storm.
Kayla Reusche ranks highest among the Storm's individuals, coming in at No. 3 in number of times hit by pitch per game.
|Team National Ranking Summary through March 19|
|Runs per game||5||10.14|
|Triples per game||10||0.79|
|Individual National Ranking Summary through March 19|
|Hit by pitch per game||Kayla Reusche||3||0.86|
|Sacrifice flies||Madi Bennett||25||2|
|Strikeouts per 7 innings||Emily Bell||26||9.3|
|Total strikeouts||Emily Bell||34||52|
|Hits allowed per 7 innings||Emily Bell||41||4.45|