Softball Recruit Sets RBI Record

SycEm

The Sycamore Level
Class of 2008 softball recruit Alyssa Marcum (New Palestine, IN) has established the new single season RBI record in Indiana with 56 so far this season. Her team (New Palestine) is a 3A sectional champion that also features 2009 verbal recruit Sara Evans at pitcher. The last stats in the Indy Star had Marcum hitting .476 through May 17, with 12 doubles and 7 homeruns. Those numbers have all increased in sectional play. Evans was 15-3 with a 1.15 ERA going into sectional play after returning from a broken hand last year (her sophomore season). She has struck out 178 batters in 115 innings pitched.

Pendleton Heights also won their 4A sectional with 2008 recruits Shonda Garringer, Stephanie Robinson, and Lindsey Beisser. Going into sectionals, Garringer was hitting at a .500 clip and had scored 32 runs. Beisser was 16-4 with a 1.50 ERA as a pitcher. She had struck out 148 batters in 129 innings. That team also features a 2009 verbal in Ashley Warrum. Robinson has been playing SS for Pendleton Heights all season.
 

ISUCC

The Odum Level
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great to see so many girls from my alma mater PHHS doing well and coming to ISU in the near future.

Maybe this will be the class that will get the team "over the hump" and into the upper half of the MVC standings next season???
 

SycEm

The Sycamore Level
I do think they have a chance to be pretty good next year - with Simpson back and if Wood is healthy. The recruits seem promising, and the returners are as good as they have ever had. I think they could have been in the top half this season if Wood hadn't gotten hurt. That being said, getting another year from her will help them in the long run, as they will have more talent next year than they had this year.
The upcoming senior class is filled with good players that now have experience with Wood, Simpson, Armour, Meyers, and Markowski. Armour and McCurdy developed into pretty solid pitchers last year in the absence of Wood - so having all three of them available next year should give them a solid staff. Another year of development for Jonson should also help her. As a team, they lacked speed last season, so adding Garringer, Robinson, and Doyle will help in that area immediately. I haven't seen any of the out-of-state recruits play, but I know that the Coach is really high on the player from Texas that is coming - Bailey Wittenauer. Her dad was a former ISU baseball player. Overall, should be the most talented ISU softball team in a long time - now they have to bring it all together on the field.
 

ISUCC

The Odum Level
Moderator
they need to cut down on errors too, I recall several games they could have won had it not been for untimely errors. Much like the baseball team and it's errors and utterly dreadful pitching this past season.
 
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