Western softball moves up two spots to No. 15 in NFCA Top 25

Posted 3 years ago

By Dave Riggert

After winning four MIAA road games and splitting with Drury University on Tuesday evening the Griffons moved up to 15th in the latest NFCA Division II Coaches Poll. The Griffons have won nine of its last ten games and 20 of its last 23. Western is 34-7 on the season and 16-2 in MIAA play with eight scheduled regular season games to play.

The Griffons have been paced by stellar pitching from sophomore Jackie Bishop. Bishop has a 0.80 ERA and has a 19-2 overall record. She has shutout her last four opponents and has thrown eight shutouts on the season and 19 complete games. She has 193 strikeouts on the season and is 31 away from tying her single season record of 224.

Offensively the Griffons are hitting .310 Maegan Roemmich and Breanna Fleschner hitting .377 and .376 respectively. Four other Griffons are also hitting above .300. Keri Lorbert leads the team in RBI with 37.

Western return to action on Saturday, April 15 with a doubleheader against MIAA opponent Lincoln University. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 pm from the MWSU Softball Field.

Saturday will also be Senior Day and Alumnae Day for the softball team. The Griffons will recognize senior student-athletes Leah Steele and Blair Stalder as they will be playing their last few regular season home games in the black and gold. In between games the Griffons will recognize the 1982 NAIA National Championship team as well as any alumnae that are in attendence.

— MWSU Sports Information —