From Williams Baptist College
The Williams Baptist College softball team came in at the five spot when the latest NAIA national rankings were released on Tuesday. It is the second straight week that the Lady Eagles find themselves in that position.
Last week included a perfect game pitched by senior Karisa Hendrix against AMC foe Stephens College and two complete game shutouts for sophomore Shelby Anderson, one against Stephens and the other against 21st ranked Freed-Hardeman University.
The week did see the end to WBC's 23-game win streak when they fell to Freed-Hardeman 3-0 in game one of the doubleheader.
Williams' pitchers are holding opponents to a .148 batting average and the team's ERA sits at .93. Both of those statistics rank in the top five nationally. The Lady Eagles are outscoring the competition by a whopping 191-31, for a run differential of 160.
The offense has also contributed to WBC's success. The squad is combining for a .345 batting average, ranking 21st nationally. The .528 slugging percentage sits 20th in the NAIA.
Williams' record sits at 26-2 overall and 6-0 in the American Midwest Conference. The Lady Eagles will host Lyon College in a doubleheader beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. The games will be played at the WBC softball field in Walnut Ridge.