With a little over half of their season completed, the Peru State softball team currently has a 9-21 overall mark which includes winning four of their last five games.
In the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart), the Bobcats are 4-12 on the season.
At the same point one year ago after 30 games, the ‘Cats were 11-19 overall and had won six games in conference competition.
In the NAIA top team rankings, the Peru State team finds itself at 13th in home runs per game (0.900).
Individually, several Bobcats are listed in the NAIA Top 50 rankings: Rachel Carlos (Kaneohe, Hawaii) – first in fielding percentage (1.000); Alexis Paulo-Meyers (Waianae, Hawaii) – 37th in total bases; Tyler Farrell (Brandon, Fla.) – 39th in home runs (6), and Megan Hartman (Lincoln) – 50th in innings pitched per game (5.738).
It should be noted that Paulo-Meyers would be listed in several other categories, but in the individual rankings, a player has to have played in 75% of the contests. As an example, Paulo-Meyers has hit 12 home runs which would presently tie her for fourth overall among individual players.
As a team in Heart only games in pitching categories, the Bobcats are ninth in total putouts (289), ninth in walks allowed (38), and tied for tenth in batters struck out (52).
In conference hitting categories, Peru State is tied for third in total home runs (16), fourth in home runs per game (1.00), eighth in slugging percentage (0.413), tied for ninth in runs batted in per game (3.50), tenth in total runs batted in (56), and tied for tenth in total runs scored (60).
The ‘Cats are scheduled to head to eastern Iowa this weekend to resume Heart competition. On Saturday, Peru State will be in Cedar Rapids to take on Mount Mercy in a double header scheduled to start at 1 p.m. The Mustangs are presently 21-18 overall and are 10-10 in the Heart North.
On Sunday, the Bobcats will be in Dubuque to take on Clarke in a double header beginning at 1 p.m. The Pride are presently 8-18 on the season and are 6-8 in the Heart North.
Peru State’s next home games will be Tuesday, April 10, against Grand View beginning at 3 p.m.