Atlantic Sun Softball Shines Inside the Circle

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

MACON, Ga. – As the NCAA released its latest weekly Division 1 softball statistical report, the Atlantic Sun Conference headlines several categories, led by USC Upstate’s defense and the individual efforts of several A-Sun pitchers.

The NCAA releases its weekly statistical report every Tuesday and USC Upstate tops the nation with a .985 fielding percentage for the second week in a row, with Lipscomb, UNF and Mercer all ranking in the top 35. Only two current A-Sun institutions have ever finished a season leading the nation in a category. Campbell led in double plays turned in both 2007 and 2008 while Stetson paced Division I in triples and triples per game in 1990. Thanks to dominant starting pitchers, Lipscomb owns the third best ERA at 1.29. USC Upstate places 11th (1.53) and Stetson ranks 16th (1.68).

A-Sun pitchers in Lipscomb’s Whitney Kiihnl, USC Upstate’s Morgan Childers and Stetson’s Amanda Lindsey continue to shine among the nation's top hurlers. Childers tops all pitchers with a 0.62 ERA, while ranking third with 12.5 strikeouts per seven innings and fourth in total strikeouts, 261. The sophomore from Kings Mountain, N.C. ranks second in victories with 20, third with 2.4 hits allowed per seven innings and sixth in shutouts. Childers added to her totals on Tuesday with her seventh shutout, a 12-strikeout, two-hit gem against South Carolina, the Spartans’ first ever against an SEC opponent.

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