HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The IU Southeast softball team opens NAIA Tournament Monday at 2:30 p.m. ET against host and No. 7-ranked William Carey University.
The Crusaders are 42-9 and 20-4 in the Southern States Athletic Conference.
Scouting the Crusaders (42-9, 20-4 SSAC)
- William Carey ranks No. 5 in the NAIA with an opponents' batting average of .197.
- Rachel Hickman ranks No. 19 in the NAIA with an ERA of 1.22.
- Branda Northrop and Macy Monk ranks No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, in the SSAC with batting averages of .398 and .386.
- WCU led the SSAC with 4.33 RBI per game.
- WCU ranks No. 21 in the NAIA with a .963 fielding percentage
Scouting the Grenadiers (28-21, 12-6 RSC)
- IU Southeast ranks No. 8 in the NAIA with 20 triples
- Kyndyl Olds leads the team and ranks 3rd in the RSC with 64 hits
- Sydney Seger ranks No. 5 in the RSC with 36 RBI
- Emily Gray ranks No. 3 in the league with 12 wins
WCU is making its fourth-consecutive appearance in the NAIA Opening Round. The Crusaders have won two Opening Round titles and are 9-2 overall in the event. IU Southeast is making its second-straight appearance and fourth overall.
Here is the link to live stats of every game of the Hattiesburg bracket.
Click here for the Tournament Central page.