[Softball] USAO Softball Season Recap

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    CHICKASHA, Okla. – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma softball team put together another historic season in 2019, capturing their second consecutive NAIA Softball World Series appearance as well as the SAC Regular-Season Championship. Over the last two seasons the Drovers have an overall record of 116-9, and they have concluded with a national championship in 2018, followed by a third-place finish in 2019. The Drovers finished the season with a perfect 36-0 record in Sooner Athletic Conference games, and an overall record of 59-4.

    USAO's 59 wins set a new program record for most wins in a single-season. They also achieved a feat that had NEVER been achieved by any 4-year college or university (NCAA DI, NCAA DII, NCAA DIII, NAIA) before, as they won 59 consecutive games from May 5, 2018 until May 5, 2019. In the process of winning 59 straight games over two seasons, they also set a new NAIA record for longest win streak in a single-season, winning their first 52 games of the 2019 campaign.

    Not only did the Drovers win the games that they're "supposed to win", but they also won games against some of the best teams in the nation. USAO held a 13-4 record against teams that were ranked in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll, and they were 15-4 against teams that qualified for the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round. The Drovers ended the season having outscored their opponents 465-89 (+376).

    The Drovers were dominant on offense and on defense in 2019, ranking as a team in the Top 10 in 12 statistical categories…

    *Second in runs scored (465)

    *Second in runs batted in (405)

    *Second in opponent batting average (0.170)

    *Second in earned run average (1.23)

    *Third in strikeouts (421)

    *Third in hits (607)

    *Fourth in runs batted in per game (6.43)

    *Fifth in putouts (1200)

    *Fifth in runs per game (7.38)

    *Fifth in innings pitched (400.0)

    *Sixth in at bats (1692)

    *Eighth in batting average (.359)

    The Drovers were an excellent team, but they also had many fantastic individual performers. USAO student-athletes ranked in the Top 10 in 13 different statistical categories…

    *First in fielding percentage (Cassidy Bennett (SR/Lexington, OK) – 1.000)

    *Second in earned run average (Emily Cerny (SO/Newcastle, OK) – 0.65)

    *Third in strikeouts (Emily Cerny – 280)

    *Third in opponent batting average (Emily Cerny – 0.125)

    *Third in hits allowed per nine innings (Emily Cerny – 2.99)

    *Fourth in runs batted in (Destinie Lookout (SR/Oklahoma City, OK) – 69)

    *Fourth in home runs (Randa Hatter (JR/Stratford, OK) – 17)

    *Fifth in wins (Emily Cerny – 30)

    *Sixth in runs batted in (Kristen Prieto (JR/Moore, OK) – 66)

    *Ninth in total at bats (Karlie Velasco (SR/Del City, OK) – 206)

    *Tenth in runs batted in per game (Destinie Lookout – 1.190)

    *Tenth in home runs (Destinie Lookout – 13)

    *Tenth in innings pitched (Emily Cerny – 206.0)

    The 2019 Drovers softball team set 24 new program records (Team Stats)…

    *Wins (59)

    *Win percentage (.937)

    *Games played (63)

    *Losses (4)

    *Runs scored (465)

    *Runs allowed (89)

    *Runs scored per game (7.38)

    *Runs allowed per game (1.41)

    *Shutouts (21)

    *Earned runs allowed (70)

    *Earned run average (1.23)

    *Hits allowed (246)

    *Batters struck out (421)

    *Home runs allowed (9)

    *On base percentage (.436)

    *Batting average (.359)

    *Slugging percentage (.517)

    *Stolen bases (117)

    *Walks (212)

    *Total bases (874)

    *Runs batted in (405)

    *Home runs (56)

    *Hits (607)

    *At bats (1692)

    NAIA Awards

    *Emily Cerny (First-Team NAIA All-America, First-Team NFCA All-America, NAIA Softball World Series All-Tournament, 3x NAIA Pitcher of the Week)

    *Kristen Prieto (First-Team NAIA All-America, First Team NFCA All-America, NAIA World Series All-Tournament)

    *Randa Hatter (Second-Team NAIA All-America)

    *Destinie Lookout (Second-Team NFCA All-America)

    *Jadyn Wallis, Kayla Adams, Ken Richardson (NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year)

    SAC Awards

    *Jadyn Wallis (SAC Coach of the Year)

    *Emily Cerny (SAC Pitcher of the Year, First-Team All-SAC, 6x SAC Pitcher of the Week)

    *Kristen Prieto (SAC Newcomer of the Year, First-Team All-SAC, SAC Player of the Week)

    *Randa Hatter (First-Team All-SAC, SAC Pitcher of the Week, SAC Player of the Week)

    *Destinie Lookout (First-Team All-SAC)

    *Karlie Velasco (First-Team All-SAC)

    *Darci Chester (SO/Collinsville, OK) (First-Team All-SAC)

    *Karmyn Pearn (SO/Newcastle, OK) (First-Team All-SAC)

    *Dakota Clouse (SR/Blanchard, OK) (First-Team All-SAC)

    *Lyndie Ervin (FR/Washington, OK) (Second-Team All-SAC, SAC Pitcher of the Week)

    *Tarah Madron (JR/Konawa, OK) (Second-Team All-SAC)

    *Summer Leitka (JR/Norman, OK) (SAC Pitcher of the Week)


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