Top 10 Division 1 Pitchers Of April
SA ranked the top 10 Division 1 softball pitchers for the month of April.
See the full list below.
2022 stats (as of 4/24/22): 13-2, 2.16 ERA, 127 SO, 100.2 IP
Notes: Arkansas looks to be in the driver's seat to win the program’s second consecutive SEC regular-season title, and Delce is a large part of that. The Tulsa transfer made quick work of opposing offenses this month. Delce picked up a pair of ranked wins against Florida, Kentucky and Auburn, and her victories against the Gators and Tigers were on the road. Delce's pair of wins against Florida propelled Arkansas to its first series sweep of the Gators in Gainesville and led her to be named the SEC Pitcher of the Week. The redshirt junior only gave up five earned runs in the month.
- 2Last: 8
Keely RochardVirginia TechNotes:
2022 stats (as of 4/24/22): 20-2, 1.53 ERA, 252 SO, 155.2 IP
Notes: Virginia Tech made a statement to the rest of the country that they are a national championship contender after taking the series against Florida State in Tallahassee. Rochard recorded the wins in those games and struck out 22 Seminoles on the weekend. She also picked up a pair of wins against Virginia and Louisville this month. Rochard’s third ranked win in April came against UCF. Not only did she beat UCF, but she also no-hit the Knights. In her win against Liberty, Rochard fanned her 1,000th career batter. The fifth-year senior finished the month with four double-digit strikeout performances and one ACC Pitcher of the Week honor.
- 3Last: 2
2022 stats (as of 4/24/22): 22-2, 1.32 ERA, 248 SO, 165 IP
Notes: Williams caused the changing of the guards in the Big Ten and put Northwestern in a prime position to win the conference's regular-season championship. In April, Williams went 9-1 against conference foes with a pair of saves. The southpaw collected multiple wins against Ohio State, Indiana and Purdue. One of Williams’ wins and saves came against Michigan. The senior leads the Big Ten in ERA, wins, strikeouts and saves. She finished the month with a trio of double-digit strikeout performances.
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2022 stats (as of 4/24/22): 16-1, 1.47 ERA, 216 SO, 133.1 IP
Notes: Our top pitcher of the month from March had a perfect April. Faraimo went 3-0 with wins against Oregon State, Oregon and Stanford. The redshirt junior also recorded three saves on the month with one coming against the Ducks and the other two against the Beavers. Faraimo had two double-digit strikeout performances and allowed nine runs in April.
- 5Last: 6
Kathryn SandercockFlorida StateNotes:
2022 stats (as of 4/24/22): 23-1, 1.49 ERA, 127 SO, 150.1 IP
Notes: Despite experiencing her first loss of the season, the Seminoles' ace continued to prove why she's an All-American. Sandercock registered seven wins in April with three of them coming against ranked foes including Virginia Tech, Florida and Clemson. Sandercock only gave up nine walks during the month. The redshirt junior leads the ACC in wins and ERA for pitchers with more than 75 innings registered on the season.
2022 stats (as of 4/24/22): 14-4, 2.04 ERA, 143 SO, 120.1 IP
Notes: Plain picked up a pair of wins against Oregon State and all three of the Huskies' wins against Oregon. In her win against Oregon on April 24, Plain collected her 1,000th career strikeout. She is now ranked in the top five in the Pac-12 in wins and saves. Plain allowed 11 earned runs in April.
- 7Last: 5
2022 stats (as of 4/24/22): 19-1, 0.98 ERA, 181 SO, 114.2 IP
Notes: April was a month of firsts for Bahl. During the month, the freshman picked up her fourth ranked win and first rivalry win over Texas. She also experienced the first loss of her college career, dropping game three of the series against the Longhorns. Bahl finished the month with six wins and four of them came against Big 12 opponents. The Nebraska native only gave up eight earned runs and nine walks in April. She leads the Big 12 in wins, while also ranking second in strikeouts and third in ERA.
- 8Last: 4
2022 stats (as of 4/24/22): 15-2, 1.30 ERA, 108 SO, 80.2 IP
Notes: Azevedo didn’t pick up a ton of innings in April, but she provided quality outings in the chances she had. She recorded a trio of ranked wins in April against Oregon and Oregon State. Her lone loss of the month was a 1-0 defeat against Stanford on the road. Azevedo allowed six earned runs, five walks and did not allow an extra base hit on the month. She is currently in the top five in the Pac-12 in wins and ERA.
- 9Last: 3
2022 stats (as of 4/24/22): 28-5, 0.48 ERA, 331 SO, 217 IP
Notes: Corrick picked up six wins and a save in April. Her no-hit win against East Carolina marked her 100th career victory, which set a new AAC record. The fifth-year senior took a pair of close losses against Florida and Wichita State, during which she only surrendered a combined two earned runs. Corrick allowed four earned runs in April and had four double-digit strikeout performances. She was named the AAC Pitcher of the Week on two occasions in April.
2022 stats (as of 4/24/22): 20-7, 1.62 ERA, 130 SO, 164.2 IP
Notes: Vawter played spoiler in the Pac-12 in April, earning her a spot on our list. Both UCLA and Arizona State went into their road series against Stanford with a perfect conference record and left with a pair of losses. Vawter is responsible for both of the Sun Devils' losses against the Cardinal and one of the Bruins' losses. The junior also picked up another pair of conference wins against Utah and one against Cal. She currently leads the Pac-12 in wins and ranks third in strikeouts.