UL’s Lexie Elkins Still First In Nation In Home Runs
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun catcher Lexie Elkins continues to lead the nation in home runs, after five 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 15 in 20 games this year.
Nebraska junior infielder Marjani Knighten is currently second, behind Elkins, in home runs, with 12, while Washington junior infielder Ali Aguilar and BYU freshman catcher Libby Sugg, are both tied for third place, with 11 homers each.
In the runs batted in department, Elkins has 32, which puts her in a 10th-place tie, 10 behind the leader, Ali Aguilar, who both has 42.
Elkins, who is currently hitting a .556, also ranks sixth 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 .366, which ranks 8th in the country, along with 43 home runs, which ranks second, three behind Oregon, while averaging 9.15 runs-per-game, which currently ranks 3rd, behind only Auburn and Washington.
Pitching-wise, the Cajuns have an overall, combined, team ERA. of 1.81, which ranks 11th in the nation.