Greenville, SC: The NCCAA has announced that the Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles have received an At-Large bid to the 2021 NCCAA Women’s Softball National World Series, which will be held March 18th-21st. The host city is Easley, South Carolina.
Lady Eagles coach Nathan Hall saw his squad battle all season, and they were rewarded for their efforts. The Lady Eagles won a school record of 25 games this year, which shattered the previous mark for wins in a season (12). The Pippa Passes crew currently holds a 25-22 record, and enters the NCCAA Nationals as the Mideast Region runner-up.
The club has consistently hit the ball well all season. The Lady Eagles currently stand 3rd in the nation in team batting average (.343), and they placed 4 members on the All-Mideast Region softball team (out of sixteen selected). The five regional coaches voted Lyndsey Adkins, Alyssa Clark, Jada Estep, and Baylee Cox to the team.
Sophomore Lyndsey Adkins had an exceptional year. The shortstop leads the nation in both runs scored (52) and RBI’s (61). Additionally, she finished second in hits (69), doubles (18), and triples (5). She also tied for fourth in both home runs (7) and at-bats (166) and was sixth in slugging percentage (.711). For good measure, she led the club with a .416 batting average.
Senior Alyssa Clark batted .401 and finished in the top 10 in four categories. The left fielder was fourth in RBI’s (48), sixth in doubles (16), eighth in runs scored (40), and tenth in hits (61). She also had a .572 slugging percentage.
Senior Jada Estep batted .333 and finished in the top 10 in four categories. The left fielder tied for second in triples (5), third in steals (23), and fourth in home runs (7). She was also tenth in at-bats (153).
Freshman Baylee Cox had a solid first season. The right fielder/pitcher batted .363 and was fifth in sacrifice bunts (9). She also had a .508 slugging percentage. On the mound, she tied for first nationally by only allowing 6 doubles all season, and tied for ninth in opposing batting average (.266)