Pioneers ranked among NCAA Division II stat leaders

Pioneers ranked among NCAA Division II stat leaders

Several members of the Tusculum College softball team are listed in this week's NCAA Division II statistical rankings, through games of Sunday, April 1.

Junior righthander Elizabeth Johnson is third in the nation in wins with 22, trailing fellow South Atlantic Conference hurlers Dawon Millwood of Lenoir-Rhyne and Mary Shealy of Carson-Newman who share the lead at 23. Johnson, who is tied for 44th in shutouts with four, picked up her 23rd win in Monday's 5-4 victory over Erskine.

Senior third baseman Savannah Ewing ranks sixth in sacrifice bunts per game at 0.44 (18 in 41 games), and senior outfielder Ashley Burke is tied for 21st in sacrifice flies with six. Junior shortstop Lindsey Umberger is tied for 34th with three triples, and sophomore catcher Paige Sneed is 37th in walks per game at 0.62 (23 in 37 games).

As a team, the Pioneers are eighth in double plays per game at 0.51 (21 in 41 games), and rank 30th in earned run average at 1.94 and 34th in fielding percentage at .967. Tusculum is also 41st in triples per game at 0.27 (11 in 41 games).

Tusculum (27-16 overall, 9-3 SAC) travels to Charlotte to take on Queens University in a doubleheader Thursday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.

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