Storm among nation's best in team, individual categories

Annie Stolte
Annie Stolte

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
Category Rank Actual
Shutouts 2 8
Batting average 4 .430
Runs per game 5 10.14
On-base percentage 5 .492
Triples per game 10 0.79

 

Individual National Ranking Summary through March 19
Category Player Rank Actual
Hit by pitch per game Kayla Reusche 3 0.86
Triples Annie Stolte 11 3
Shutouts Emily Bell 19 2
Doubles Taylor Davis 22 8
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
Triples Alicia Perrien 41 2

 

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