DJ Sanders Continues To Pace SBC Softball In Home Runs/RBI’s
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun shortstop DJ Sanders continues to lead the Sun Belt Conference softball in a number of power number categories.
A junior from Columbus, Mississippi, Sanders has 17 homes runs, 41 runs batted in, and a .980 slugging percentage, to lead the league in all three categories.
A first-team All-Sun Belt Conference pick a season ago, Sanders is well on pace to eclipse her power numbers from 2016, in which she hit 18 homers, while driving in 58 runs.
Sanders’ teammate, Daniella Chavez, is having a fine first season with Louisiana, ranking fourth in the conference with 33 RBI’s.
Coastal Carolina’s Taty Forbes leads the league in hitting, at a .435, while UL’s Kassidy Zeringue (.400) ranks 3rd, Sanders (.380) 7th, and Lexie Comeaux (.361) 10th.
In the pitching department, Texas St.’s Randi Rupp leads the conference in wins (15), ERA. (1.20), and strikeouts (170).
The Cajuns have two pretty good pitchers in their own right, as senior Alex Stewart and freshman Alyssa Denham have combined for a 22-4 record, to go along with a 1.95. ERA.
Offensively, as a team, Louisiana is hitting a .330, with 52 home runs, both of which leads the league.
Pitching-wise, the Cajuns currently sport an overall combined team ERA. of 1.94, which ranks second, behind Texas St. (1.43).
This weekend, Louisiana faces a Troy team which ranks 5th in the league in hitting (.255), and 9th in pitching (3.59 ERA.).