NIACC softball team moves to 7th in latest rankings

Hannah Faktor gets ready to bat in a game last week against Kirkwood.
Hannah Faktor gets ready to bat in a game last week against Kirkwood.

MASON CITY - The NIACC softball team is ranked seventh in the latest NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday.

Jones County Junior College (25-4) is ranked No. 1.

DMACC is ranked fourth, Kirkwood is ranked sixth and Iowa Central is ranked ninth.

NIACC (16-8 overall, 8-2 in the ICCAC) was ranked 20th in last week's poll. The Lady Trojans were 6-2 last week with three wins over Iowa Central and one win over Kirkwood.

NIACC returns to action at home on Thursday in a nonconference contest against Marshalltown CC. The twinbill is slated to start at 2 p.m.

NJCAA Division II rankings (April 9, 2019 poll)

Jones County JC, LSU-Eunice, Phoenix, DMACC, Highland (Kan.), Kirkwood, NIACC, Louisburg, Iowa Central, Copiah-Lincoln, Northeast Mississippi, Johnson County, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Madison, Itawamba, CCBC Catonsville, Illinois Central, Heartland, Pitt, St. Louis.

NIACC'S batting leaders

Average - Kaci Sherwood .476, Hannah Faktor .367, Kaitlyn Carlson .366. Hits - Sherwood 39, Faktor 29, Tayler Schmidt 27. Doubles - Tayler Schmidt 8, Faktor 5, Sherwood 5. Home runs - Alyssa Laxson 6, Sherwood 6, Peka 5. RBIs - Laxson 33, Sherwood 22, Faktor 20. Stolen bases - Schmidt 11, Carlson 8, Faktor 6.

NIACC's pitching leaders

Wins - Peka 10-4, Kylie Sherwood 6-3. Strikeouts - Peka 77, Kylie Sherwood 36. ERA - Peka 2.06; Kylie Sherwood 3.84. Innings pitched - Peka 89 1/3, Kylie Sherwood 54 2/3.

NIACC's 2019 season (16-8 overall)

NIACC 3, Rock Valley 2

Kirkwood 9, NIACC 6

NIACC 9, Bryant & Stratton 0

NIACC 6, Rock Valley 5

Daytona State College 5, NIACC 4

Daytona State College 10, NIACC 4

NIACC 5, Eastern Florida State 3

NIACC 7, Eastern Florida State 4

Indian River State College 4, NIACC 3

Indian River State College 9, NIACC 5

Indian Hills 1, NIACC 0

NIACC 12, Indian Hills 6

NIACC 9, North Central Missouri College 0

NIACC 3, North Central Missouri College 0

NIACC 9, Iowa Lakes 5

NIACC 15, Iowa Lakes 9

NIACC 11, Iowa Central 4

NIACC 12, Iowa Central 0 (5)

Kirkwood 2, NIACC 0

NIACC 13, Kirkwood 8

NIACC 8, Northeast CC 0 (5)

NIACC 9, Northeast CC 0 (5)

NIACC 15, Iowa Central 1 (5)

Iowa Central 4, NIACC 2

 

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