Only four players in the Pac-12 finished with more total bases, and only three players in the nation hit more home runs. She had help from the likes of Sarah Cornell, who didn't miss this list by all that much. 1 recruit Jayda Coleman and No. We break down the top 25 college softball recruiting classes. That's a sophomore slump that most players would love to suffer. With a career 1.60 ERA, she could mirror Good's effect on another mid-major program that has long played far beyond the confines of that label. It wasn't the ending she or the Sooners wanted in the final series against UCLA, but Juarez delivered as advertised in her first season in Oklahoma. Few pitchers can match that, and no one matches her in the strikeout department. Share. So many good hitters, in fact, that three of them are now playing with Team USA. The Division I Council on Wednesday extended the recruiting dead period for all Division I sports through April 15. 15. While Auburn-commit Madi Penta and Arizona State-commit Allison Royalty pitched their way to National Championships. 1 ranking. The class of 2020 was certainly an impact class over the summer. No, Alo didn't hit 30 home runs or lead major conference players with a slugging percentage close to 1.000, both things she did as a freshman in 2018. 6. 2019 key stats: 24-2, 1.24 ERA, 0.76 WHIP. 2019 key stats: .416 BA, .457 OBP, .584 SLG. She didn't play at all in 2018. Although she played for the Longhorns in the fall, it will still be good for most of us to simply see Elish back on a softball field for the first time in a regular-season game after the horrific injury that ended her 2019 season. Alo put together the kind of run production as a sophomore that stacks up favorably with just about any season by any player in the country. Defending WCWS champion UCLA checks in at No. Bates is as exciting to watch as any player in recent memory. She turned some of the gap power of her debut, when she tied the NCAA single-season record for doubles, into home run power in her second season. Prior to that moment, when she was struck in the face by a throw during an NCAA tournament game at Alabama, she had put together a stellar two-way season as a transfer from Oregon. 8. Plus she was at her best when it mattered, going 13-for-28 with four home runs and 14 RBIs in Alabama's final 10 games -- against Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Oklahoma and Texas. That says plenty about where she goes from here. There isn't an official comeback player of the year award in college softball, but surely we can agree that Morganne Flores lived the criteria a season ago. Grace Green, Utility, Oklahoma She was even better as a sophomore than as a freshman -- and she was a big reason Florida State won a national title when she was a freshman. 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Just for good measure, she also tied for the lead in stolen bases in league games. Whether she hits home runs, as was the case her freshman year, or doubles, as was the case a season ago, she's going to create runs. Expect this class to be exceptional on offense with … Harper is 29 home runs behind NCAA all-time leader Lauren Chamberlain. Get the best softball news straight to your inbox. 2019 key stats: 16-4, 1.41 ERA, 0.84 WHIP. Sunseri would probably make this list if all she did was hit and play the field. 2019 key stats: .340 BA, .468 OBP, .748 SLG; 13-10, 2.34 ERA, 1.25 WHIP. 12. After two seasons in which she was very good with the promise of more to come, Carranco capitalized on the potential. Morganne Flores, C, Washington She isn't the two-way threat Garcia is (few players ever were), but the 6-foot Aussie and UCLA's ace had almost identical pitching numbers a season ago. With those two sitting out this season because of the Olympics, UCLA will be thrilled if Jordan keeps on keeping on. 24. But after some bumps -- 30% of the earned runs she allowed came in a stretch of eight appearances from the SEC tournament through opening day in the Women's College World Series -- look at how she closed. She isn't likely to catch Moulton in wins or Groenewegen in strikeouts, but she's the one who pitched the Gophers to Oklahoma City with a 31-9 record, 1.27 ERA and 346 strikeouts a season ago.