Lexie Elkins Continues To Lead Nation In Home Runs
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun catcher Lexie Elkins leads the nation in home runs after four weeks of play in the 2016 college softball season.
The senior from Victoria, Texas, who set a school record with 32 homers in 2015, has hit 14 in 17 games this year.
Nebraska junior infielder Marjani Knighten is currently second, behind Elkins, in home runs, with 11, while North Carolina St. junior outfielder Tyler Ross, New Mexico St. freshman designated player Kelsey Horton, and BYU freshman catcher Libby Sugg, are all tied for third place, with 10 homers each.
In the runs batted in department, Elkins has 31, which puts her in a sixth-place tie, 8 behind the leaders, Ali Aguilar, of Washington, and Sierra Romero, of Michigan, who both have 39.
Elkins, who is currently hitting a .551, also ranks tenth in batting average.
The preseason Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, Elkins currently leads the conference in batting average, homers, and RBI's.
As a team Louisiana is hitting a .377, which ranks tied for 4th in the country, along with 40 home runs, which ranks in a first-place tie with Oregon, while averaging 9.44 runs-per-game, which currently ranks 3rd, behind only Auburn and Washington.
Pitching-wise, the Cajuns have an overall, combined, team ERA. of 1.65, which ranks 12th in the nation.