We are one month into university softball, so we’ve all gotten an excellent study the brand new expertise this season. Last year, we noticed the likes of Jordy Bahl, Emma Lemley, Cydney Sanders, and more. This year, we have already got more than one novices off to warm begins offevolved in 2023.
1- Jocelyn Erickson — Oklahoma
Jocelyn Alo now not fits up in her Oklahoma Sooners uniform, however now we’ve every other Jocelyn to observe in university softball. Erickson has commenced off her freshman marketing campaign in a massive way.
She headlines this list, and once I begin telling you the numbers, you may apprehend why. Erickson isn’t always best appearing nicely for a freshman, however leads the complete OU lineup. We are speaking the most powerful offense withinside the kingdom and No. 1 group withinside the kingdom. Not best that, however her .568 common ranks 1/3 withinside the complete NCAA.
She is tied for first at the group with 5 homers, and sports activities a 1.108 slugging percent and group main 25 RBI. Watch out for Jocelyn Erickson and I imply it. She is taking the game through storm.
2- NiJaree Canady — Stanford
Alright, right here is the subsequent freshman this is definitely losing jaws this season. NiJaree Canady has been near untouchable withinside the circle for Stanford. She has a .00 ERA with over 70 strikeouts via forty four innings pitched.
Do I want to copy that stat line? She is certainly considered one among simply 3 pitchers last withinside the complete kingdom with a .00 ERA, and she or he has the maximum innings pitched out of all of them. (Nicole May and Lexie Delbrey are the 2 others) Not to mention, Candy has already thrown more than one no-hitters. This freshman is on fire.
There is every other freshman at Stanford to know — River Mahler. If Canady is shining withinside the circle, Mahler is shining withinside the batters box. The freshman leads the lineup with a .449 common.
3- Viviana Martinez — Texas
The 2022 country wide runner-ups added in a stellar freshman in Viviana Martinez. The center infielder leads the Longhorns with a .515 common and is tied for first at the group with 21 domestic runs.
4- Olivia DiNardo — Arizona
Over at Arizona, Olivia DiDardo is shining shiny in her freshman season. She too is hitting over .500 to begin the season — certainly considered one among sixteen gamers withinside the NCAA, total — and she or he, Martinez and Erickson are the best 3 novices withinside the ranks.
5- Ruby Meylan — Washington
Time for every other pitcher at the list. Ruby Meylan has been excellent for the Huskies to this point this season. She leads the pitching personnel with a minuscule .forty five ERA via simply over 60 innings pitched and has 88 strikeouts. Those 88 Ks rank 8th withinside the NCAA this season.
6- Karlyn Pickens — Tennessee
Tennessee has a loaded pitching personnel, however there’s a freshman withinside the mix. Karlyn Pickens presently has a .fifty two ERA as she splits time with Ashley Rogers and Peyton Gottshall withinside the circle.
⏪ 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙍𝙚𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙙
— Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns® Softball (@RaginCajunsSB) February 25, 2023