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Top 10 Division 1 Players Of April

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SA ranked the top 10 Division 1 softball players for the month of April.

See the full list below.

Updated on: 4/28/2023
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    Skylar Wallace


    2023 stats (as of 4/26/23): .482 BA, 54 H, 5 2B, 16 HR, 50 RBI, 58 R
    Notes: The month of April was huge for Wallace, as she not only solidified herself as the frontrunner for the SEC Player of the Year award, but she is also now a top contender for the National Player of the Year honor. In April, Wallace carried a .578 average at the plate. Her biggest weekend came against Georgia in Athens when she went 6-for-7 with four home runs and eight RBIs, leading her to be named the SEC Player of the Week. The redshirt junior followed up that performance with a 6-for-10 series against Tennessee. Wallace tallied two hits and one home run in all three games against the Vols. She finished the month with 17 RBIs, seven home runs and 20 runs scored.

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    Valerie Cagle


    2023 stats (as of 4/26/23): .483 BA, 69 H, 14 2B, 18 HR, 53 RBI, 45 R
    Notes: The Virginia native continued to be the most potent bat in Clemson's lineup in April. Cagle hit for a .473 average during the month and drove in 16 runs. She had four multi-RBI games in April, with one of those coming against South Carolina off a three-run home run in the final inning, which proved to make the difference in Clemson's victory over the Gamecocks. Cagle recorded a hit in 12 of Clemson's 13 games in April, with six of those being multi-hit performances. She finished the month with five home runs.

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    Sydney McKinney

    Wichita State

    2023 stats (as of 4/26/23): .524 BA, 89 H, 9 2B, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 65 R
    Notes: Wichita State continues to climb our national rankings, and McKinney has played a huge part in the Shockers' historic season. McKinney had nine multi-hit games in April, helping her to a .458 batting average for the month. Two of those nine multi-hit games came against Oklahoma State, which both resulted in upset wins for Wichita State. McKinney had a pair of four-RBI games against South Florida and Memphis. She finished the month with 13 RBIs, 20 runs scored and four stolen bases.

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    Mia Scott


    2023 stats (as of 4/26/23): .403, 64 H, 13 2B, 2 HR, 29 RBI, 46 R
    Notes: In April, Scott proved why she's one of the most electric players in college softball. The sophomore ended the month with an 11-game hitting streak, with one of those games being a multi-hit performance against Oklahoma State. She tallied five multi-hit games during the month, allowing her to carry a .432 batting average. The Texas native came around to score on 13 occasions, while driving in four runs and stealing two bases. Scott raised her batting average from .393 to .403 in April.

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    Jordan Woolery


    2023 stats (as of 4/26/23): .396 BA, 55 H, 11 2B, 10 HR, 43 RBI, 23 R
    Notes: UCLA head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez said before the season began that she had a star-studded class, and Woolery has lived up to the hype. The freshman had the best month of her young collegiate career in April, going 18-for-42. Woolery ended the month with a nine-game hitting streak and collected a hit in 12 of UCLA's 14 games. The California native posted five multi-hit games, with four of those coming against conference foes Oregon State, Arizona (2) and Arizona State. Her multi-hit game against the Beavers was her best performance of the month, as both of her hits were home runs and she finished the game with a season-high five RBIs. Woolery had 14 RBIs in April and came around to score 10 times.

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    Tiare Jennings


    2023 stats (as of 4/26/23): .433 BA, 52 H, 10 2B, 11 HR, 45 RBI, 39 R
    Notes: Jennings continued to do what she does best and that's hit. The two-time All-American hit for a .424 clip in April, after going 14-for-33 on the month. The junior's biggest weekend came at the start of the month against Texas. One of her five hits against the Longhorns was a home run, and she launched three long balls in April. Jennings' other multi-RBI game came against Miami (OH), as she drove in four runs off a 2-for-4 effort at the plate. She finished the month with three multi-hit games, 10 RBIs and nine runs scored.

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    Kayla Kowalik


    2023 stats (as of 4/26/23): .438 BA, 63 H, 6 2B, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 37 R
    Notes: In her fifth and final season in Lexington, Ky., opponents have still yet to figure out how to get Kowalik out. She began the month with a six-game hitting streak and finished it with a four-game hitting streak, propelling her April batting average to .418. During those two hitting streaks, Kowalik faced Georgia and Arkansas a combined six times. She also had two multi-hit performances against Tennessee. Kowalik had four other multi-hit performances on the month. The Texas native came around to score 13 times with three multi–run scoring games.

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    Maya Brady


    2023 stats (as of 4/26/23): .449 BA, 62 H, 9 2B, 15 HR, 53 RBI, 51 R
    Notes: Once again, Brady put on a show. The redshirt junior carried a six-game hitting streak in April, helping her hit for a .416 clip on the month. Her best performance of the month came against Arizona. In game three of the series between the Bruins and Wildcats, Brady went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. That was not Brady's only multi-hit performance of the month, as she also tallied multiple hits against Oregon State and Arizona State twice. She also had a pair of three-RBI performances, with one coming against Oregon State and the other against Arizona. Brady finished the month with four home runs.

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    Kinzie Hansen


    2023 stats (as of 4/26/23): .400 BA, 36 H, 4 2B, 8 HR, 39 RBI, 23 R
    Notes: Hansen posted a .407 batting average in April and tallied a hit in eight of the 10 games she played in, with a trio of those games being multi-hit efforts. Two of her three multi-hit games came against Texas, as she went 2-for-4 in each game. Along with those multi-hit games came multi-RBI performances. Hansen had multi-RBI games against Texas Tech and Miami (OH) and finished the month with eight RBIs.

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    Baylee Klingler


    2023 stats (as of 4/26/23): .412 BA, 56 H, 11 2B, 11 HR, 40 RBI, 39 R
    Notes: Klingler has put Washington in a good position to host a regional next month. She recorded a hit in eight of the Huskies' 11 games in April, helping her post a .400 batting average for the month. Klingler's best performance of April came in game one against Utah, as she went 3-for-4 with a home run in that contest. The reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year had two other multi-hit performances and home runs in April. She drove in 10 runs and struck out only once the entire month.


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