Several Lady ’Riders rank among the best statistical players in NJCAA Division I.

Several Lady ’Riders rank among the best statistical players in NJCAA Division I.
Smith’s .511 batting average (89 for 174) ranks 12th in the nation and her 89 hits trail only Olney Centra’s Hollie Jones at 100, Wallace State’s Taylor Beshears at 96 and Central Florida’s Kelsee Cullop at 94. Smith ranks seventh in runs scored (75), 12th in doubles (22), 26th in triples (5) and 23rd in total bases (130) from the leadoff spot.
Bunch’s 12 sacrifice hits tie her for sixth in the nation, a category led by Odessa’s S. Edminston with 16. Her six triples tie her for 17th and she leads Smith by one triple on the Lady ’Riders. Bunch undoubtedly ranks among national leaders in inside-the-park home runs.
Nahnsen’s 14 home runs place her 26th in the nation and she’s seven homers behind national leader Savannah McHellon of Northwest Florida. Nahnsen’s tied with 13 other players.
As if the Lady ’Riders did not have enough players ranked nationally in triples, after  Bunch and Smith, Souza’s four triples tie her for 44th. By the way, Western Nebraska’s Haille Weber leads the nation with 13 triples during a season thus far that also includes 25 doubles, 14 home runs and 94 RBI.
Escovedo’s 70 hits rank 46th in the nation.
Mendoza’s three sacrifice flies rank 42nd and the Lady ’Riders have nationally-ranked players in both sacrifice flies and sacrifice bunts.
In the circle, both Jerika Schooley and Bree Cornett are not left behind in the midst of Crowder’s collection of offensive players.
Schooley’s 1.44 ERA ranks 19th in the nation and Central Florida’s Kalen McGill leads the nation at 0.55. Guess it’s no surprise that Central Florida, the No. 1 team in the nation, owns a 58-2 record with McGill 31-1.
Cornett’s 18 wins tie her for 22nd with several other pitchers and Florida SouthWestern‘s Courtney Gettins leads the nation with 33. Cornett also ranks 39th in strikeouts with 114 (right behind McGill) and Temple’s Lexi Smith leads the nation with 329 strikeouts, a number 91 more than second place Gettins.