Top 10 Division 1 Players Of March
SA ranked the top 10 Division 1 softball players for the month of March.
See the full list below.
2023 stats (as of 3/29/23): .500 BA, 39 H, 9 2B, 8 HR, 23 RBI, 37 R
Notes: After what some may consider a slow start to the year for Coleman, the junior returned to formidable form in March. Coleman hit for a .577 clip, improving her average from .394 to .500. Her best performance came against Auburn, as she went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate. Coleman had three other multi-hit performances against ranked opponents—two against Kentucky and one against Northwestern. The two-time All-American finished the month with nine multi-hit performances. She tallied 19 RBIs this month with a trio of multi-RBI games against ranked foes—Kentucky and Auburn twice—and six throughout the month. Coleman finished March with six home runs and scored in 15 of the Sooners' 17 games.
2023 stats (as of 3/29/23): .440 BA, 37 H, 11 2B, 8 HR, 32 RBI, 27 R
Notes: Brito, one of the most high-profile transfers from a couple seasons ago, is now a prolific part of Oklahoma's lineup. Brito went 23-for-46 at the plate in March, which is good for a .500 average, bringing up her season average from .368 to .400. She began the month with four multi-hit games in a row, and finished it with eight total. Three of her multi-hit games came against Florida State, Kentucky and Auburn. Not only did Brito mash the ball, but she also pushed runners across home plate. She finished the month with 17 RBIs and four multi-RBI games. Brito tied her season-high with four RBIs against Weber State, and scored at least one run in 11 games in March.
2023 stats (as of 3/29/23): .448 BA, 39 H, 8 2B, 2 HR, 18 RBI, 21 R
Notes: Arizona skipper Caitlin Lowe looks to have found an impact freshman in DiNardo. She boasted a .500 batting average in March after recording a hit in 14 of Arizona's 18 games. The San Mateo, Calif. native carried a nine-game hitting steak, which was highlighted by a 4-for-4 performance on March 3, with two of those hits being doubles. DiNardo had two multi-hit performances against ranked conference foes in Washington and Utah. Her tremendous March improved her batting average from .378 to .448.
Rachel BeckerOklahoma StateNotes:
2023 stats (as of 3/29/23): .518 BA, 43 H, 10 2B, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 38 R
Notes: Becker has shown that she is one of the most impactful transfers this season, as she headlines the Oklahoma State offense. A five-game hitting streak and six multi-hit performances in the month allowed her to carry a .466 batting average. Two of her multi-hit games came against ranked opponents Florida State and Baylor. In March, Becker came around to score in 13 of Oklahoma State's 17 games and scored multiple times in seven games. She also reached base safely in every game during the month.
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2023 stats (as of 3/29/23): .495 BA, 49 H, 11 2B, 12 HR, 34 RBI, 33 R
Notes: Cagle carried her hot bat into March, finishing the month with a .478 batting average. In March, Cagle recorded a hit in 15 of Clemson's 18 games, and she opened the month with an 11-game hitting streak. Cagle tallied an RBI in half of the games she played, and ended the month with an RBI in four consecutive contests. Cagle launched five home runs in March, with one in each of the last four games of the month. The All-American had four multi-runs scored games and 14 runs scored overall.
2023 stats (as of 3/29/23): .431 BA, 44 H, 8 2B, 8 HR, 30 RBI, 28 R
Notes: The reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year began the month with a 10-game hitting streak and was able to tally eight multi-hit games throughout the month, with five of those coming against ranked conference opponents. The All-American's biggest multi-RBI performance came against Arizona in the series finale, as she pushed three runs across home plate due to a walk-off, three-run blast in the bottom of the eighth inning to secure the series sweep for the Huskies. Klingler finished the month with five home runs, six games with an RBI and eight games with a run scored.
2023 stats (as of 3/29/23): .422 BA, 35 H, 7 2B, 7 HR, 31 RBI, 28 R
Notes: Jennings improved her batting average from .400 to .422 in March after going 19-for-43 at the dish. The two-time All-American posted five multi-hit performances during her nine-game hitting streak that started off the month. Two of those five multi-hit performances were against Florida State and Kentucky. The Seminoles and Wildcats weren't the only ranked opponents Jennings gave trouble to, as she had a multi-hit and multi-RBI performance against Auburn on March 18. She finished the month with 17 RBIs and had at least one RBI in 10 games. Jennings also mashed four home runs in March.
2023 stats (as of 3/29/23): .407 BA, 37 H, 5 2B, 12 HR, 29 RBI, 29 R
Notes: In March, Kearney posted a .434 average after going 20-for-46 with five multi-hit games. Against Auburn, Kearney had a multi-hit performance, going 3-for-4 with a run scored. The outfielder drove in 12 runs with four of those coming against Mississippi State in the series finale. Kearney finished the month with six home runs and improved her batting average from .378 to .407.
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2023 stats (as of 3/29/23): .449 BA, 35 H, 8 2B, 14 HR, 35 RBI, 42 R
Notes: The face of the Lady Vols lineup continued to mash in March. Milloy hit for a .435 batting average during the month thanks to eight multi-hit performances, including one against Alabama. Her biggest weekend in March came against Ole Miss, as she posted a .625 batting average with a trio of long balls and a 1.750 slugging percentage. Milloy finished the month with eight home runs and 21 RBIs.
2023 stats (as of 3/29/23): .457 BA, 42 H, 7 2B, 2 HR, 21 RBI, 30 R
Notes: A key contributor to Utah's success this season is the junior infielder Belarde. She hit for a .487 batting average in March and had five multi-hit performances, with the best being a 4-for-5 showing against Arizona on the road. Belarde recorded a hit and came around to score in all but one of Utah's 11 games throughout the month. She had four multi-scoring contests, which all resulted in a Utah win. Belarde also had two multi-RBI games and an RBI in five of her team's contests in March. She remained perfect on the basepaths after successfully stealing five bases this month and adding to her season total, which is currently at 12 swiped bags.