COLORADO SPRINGS (March 26, 2008) - The Lady Gila Monsters of Eastern Arizona College remain atop the RINGOR™ NJCAA Division I Softball Poll for the second week.
Santa Fe Community College (Fla.) follows EAC in the No. 2 spot, with Chattanooga State Community & Tech College (Tenn.) and defending national champion Chipola College (Fla.) each moving up one spot to third and fourth, consecutively. Indian River Community College (Fla.) jumps two spots from seventh to round out the top five.
Eastern Arizona improves 36-6 overall with a sweep of Seward County and wins over Mesa, #3 Pima and Odessa. Noe Esperas continues to dominate from the mound with a 0.63 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 131 innings. She ranks seventh nationally in ERA and leads the nation in total strikeouts. Sara Hopwood has also been a key contributor on the mound for the Gila Monsters. Hopwood has thrown 92 innings and posted a 1.44 ERA with a 16-1 record. She is also batting .515 and has driven in 41 runs.
Offensively, EAC is led by Marina Busman-Brown, with a.500 batting average, 11 doubles, 16 triples, 13 home runs and 59 runs scored; Jackie Tema with a .496 average and 50 RBI and Joyce Delp with a .552 average.
EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE STATISTICS
Santa Fe improves to 34-2-1. Schedule for Santa Fe not updated.
Katelyn Murphee is SFCC's ace on the hill, posting a 0.81 ERA (17th in NJCAA) in 129.0 innings. She has a 18-1 record with 90 strikeouts.
Brittany Cannon leads the team with a .504 batting average and has totaled 15 doubles, 12 triples, 37 RBI and 49 runs scored thus far.
SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STATISTICS
Chattanooga State takes over the third spot this week. The Tigers improve to 34-7 with a sweep of Motlow State Community College. The pitching duo of Brittany Fox and Courtney Alvarez lead Chattanooga this season. Fox is 14-4 with a 0.68 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 114 innings pitched and Alvarez is 13-2 with a 0.59 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 95 innings.
Meagan Masingale leads the offense with a .496 average and 35 runs scored. Masingale is following by Kaiti Kelley (.413) and Casey Saunders (.408, 30 RBI). Morgan Qualls leads the team with 39 RBI and sister Meagan ranks third with 29 RBI.
CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE STATISTICS
DIVISION I SOFTBALL NATIONAL STAT RANKINGS
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Place College Location Record Points 1st Pl Votes Last Week
1 Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, AZ 36-6 80 4 1
2 Santa Fe Community College Gainesville, FL 34-2-1 76 0 2
3 Chattanooga State Technical Community College Chattanooga, TN 34-7 72 0 4
4 Chipola College Marianna, FL 28-6 68 0 5
5 Indian River Community College Ft. Pierce, FL 32-8 64 0 7
6 Gulf Coast Community College Panama City, FL 27-6 60 0 9
7 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT 22-6 56 0 8
8 Galveston College Galveston, TX 25-3 52 0 11
9 Crowder College Neosho, MO 24-3 48 0 10
10 Manatee Community College Bradenton, FL 28-5 44 0 13
11 College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID 29-10 40 0 14
12 Butler Community College - Kansas El Dorado, KS 19-4 36 0 12
13 Yavapai College Prescott, AZ 33-8 32 0 NR
14 Central Arizona College Coolidge, AZ 43-5 28 0 6
15 Blinn College Brenham, TX 22-7 24 0 18
16 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA 18-4 20 0 NR
17 McLennan Community College Waco, TX 19-10 16 0 16
18 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ 28-8 12 0 3
19 Midland College Midland, TX 22-7 8 0 19
20 Columbia State Community College Columbia, TN 17-5 4 0 NR
Other schools receiving votes
College Location Record Points 1st Pl Votes Last Week
Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, LA 19-6 0 0 NR
Daytona Beach Community College Daytona Beach, FL 20-7 0 0 NR
Florida Community College Jacksonville, FL 28-13 0 0 NR
Garden City Community College Garden City, KS 10-5 0 0 20
Georgia Perimeter College Decatur, GA 13-9 0 0 NR
Miami-Dade College Miami, FL 21-11-1 0 0 NR
Spartanburg Methodist College Spartanburg, SC 15-8 0 0 NR
St. Petersburg College St. Petersburg, FL 21-12-1 0 0 NR
Wabash Valley College Mt. Carmel, IL 13-1 0 0 NR
Next Poll - April 2, 2008
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