(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The Thomas More University softball team, who is 29-9 this season, has moved up to No. 16 in this week's National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) National Top-25.
The Saints, who are riding a four-game winning streak, is ranked in the Top-25 in six statistical categories in NCAA Division III. They are ranked No. 6 in home runs per game (1.03), eighth in slugging percentage (.554), 13th in batting average (.358) and in on-base percentage (.432), 19th in doubles per game (2.03) and 23rd in scoring 6.95).
Senior pitcher/shortstop Alix DeDreu (Rising Sun, Ind./Rising Sun) is ranked in seven individual statistical categories. At the plate, she is ranked second in doubles (21), fifth in hits (65) and sixth in doubles per game (.55). In the circle, DeDreu is eighth in strikeouts-to-walk ratio (9.25), 15th in strikeouts (148), 23rd in strikeouts per seven innings (8.4) and in victories (23).
Senior shortstop/outfielder Mary Beth Odom (Taylor Mill, Ky./Dixie Heights) is ranked in the Top-25 individually in five statistical categories. She is fourth in home runs per game (.39), home runs (15) and slugging percentage (.980), 18th in on-base percentage (.562) and 19th in total bases (99).
Junior first baseman Andrea Gahan (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) is ranked nationally in five statistical categories. She is ranked 19th in home runs (11), 20th in runs batted-in (46), 23rd in total bases (98) and 25th in slugging percentage (.838) and RBIs per game (1.21).
Thomas More returns to the diamond on Saturday and Sunday (May 4-5) when it competes in the American College Athletic Association (ACAA) Tournament in Alfred, New York. The top-seeded Saints will open the tournament against fourth-seeded SUNY-Delhi at 10 a.m. on Saturday.