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Washington Softball: By the Numbers

Posted: Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 7:00 am
Author: Cole Cook

The Demon softball team took a big leap forward this season, winning nine more games than in 2016 and it’s time to look back at how they were able to accomplish that feat.

Washington finished the year 21-18 and finished fourth in a loaded Southeast Conference. The Demons were playing their best ball to end the season, winning four straight contests until they fell to Oskaloosa in the regional semifinal. The team proved to be a scrappy bunch at the plate as they were second in the conference in walks with 113 and had the fewest strikeouts in the league with 109. They had a .299 batting average as a team and brought in 193 runs. In the circle, the team was fourth in the conference in ERA with 3.54.

Individually, lone senior and decorated athlete Jessie Buchholz was the jumpstart to the Demon offense with a team best .426 batting average, sixth in the conference. Brooke Stout was an RBI machine with a team-high 27 on the year and posted a .317 batting average.