Top 10 Division 1 Pitchers Of May
SA ranked the top 10 Division 1 softball pitchers for the month of May.
See the full list below.
- 1 –Last: 1
2022 stats (as of 5/23/22): 18-2, 2.18 ERA, 170 SO, 135 IP
Notes: Delce followed up her stellar April with a historic May. The redshirt junior pitched back-to-back complete-game victories against Florida and Missouri to secure Arkansas’ first SEC Tournament championship. Delce only allowed one earned run and tallied 12 strikeouts in her 14 innings of work at the conference tournament, leading her to be named the tournament MVP. The Oklahoma City native was also named the SEC Pitcher of the Year. To date this month, she has a 5-0 record, with one of those wins coming against Oregon in the Fayetteville Regional.
- 2Last: 3
2022 stats (as of 5/23/22): 29-4, 1.64 ERA, 304 SO, 217.2 IP
Notes: Williams picked up two regular-season conference wins in May, allowing her to secure the honor of being named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year. Overall this month, the southpaw has gone 6-2 to date. Three of her six wins came in the Evanston Regional, propelling the Wildcats to Supers.
2022 stats (as of 5/23/22): 20-4, 2.61 ERA, 150 SO, 145 IP
Notes: The one-two punch in the circle for Arkansas makes the Razorbacks extra dangerous this year. Haff is 5-1 so far in May, with a trio of postseason wins. The fifth-year senior pitched a complete-game shutout against Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament, giving up only five hits. She opened the Fayetteville Regional with a win over Princeton and closed it with a victory over Oregon to send the Razorbacks to their second straight appearance in Supers.
- 4Last: 2
Keely RochardVirginia TechNotes:
2022 stats (as of 5/23/22): 25-3, 1.70 ERA, 321 SO, 193.1 IP
Notes: Rochard is 4-1 so far this month with one save. The senior’s lone loss came against Kentucky in the Blacksburg Regional, but she and the Hokies bounced back and downed the Wildcats in the final to send Virginia Tech to Supers. On May 11, Rochard was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year. She's recorded three double-digit strikeout performances this month to date.
- 5Last: 9
2022 stats (as of 5/23/22): 37-5, 0.51 ERA, 418 SO, 274.1 IP
Notes: Corrick was stellar in May, going 7-0. Her biggest win of the month came against Mississippi State, who advanced out of the Tallahassee Regional. Corrick shut out the Bulldogs, giving up just four hits and fanning nine batters. On five other occasions, Corrick gave up four or fewer hits in a start this month. The fifth-year senior recorded three double-digit strikeout performances in May, with a high of 15 against Memphis on May 6. With the conclusion of South Florida’s season at the Tallahassee Regional, Corrick finished the year with a 0.51 ERA.
- 6Last: 5
Kathryn SandercockFlorida StateNotes:
2022 stats (as of 5/23/22): 30-3, 1.44 ERA, 159 SO, 194.1 IP
Notes: Florida State’s ace was dominant through the first half of May, going 6-0. Sandercock picked up three wins in the ACC Tournament, with two of her victories coming against ranked opponents in Clemson and Duke. The righthander, who led the Seminoles to the 2022 ACC Tournament title, also picked up a complete-game win over Florida this month, giving up just one run on two hits in that contest.
- 7Last: 10
2022 stats (as of 5/23/22): 25-12, 1.88 ERA, 160 SO, 219.2 IP
Notes: A 5-4 record in May might not catch the most attention, but Vawter got her wins when they mattered most. Three of her five wins this month, to date, came in the Tuscaloosa Regional. Two of her three victories in the Tuscaloosa Regional were shutouts against Alabama that sent the Cardinal to their first Super Regional since 2011. Vawter only gave up six combined hits in her shutouts against the Crimson Tide. The junior has seven starts this month so far where she's given up five or fewer hits.
Kelly MaxwellOklahoma StateNotes:
2022 stats (as of 5/23/22): 18-4, 1.22 ERA, 263 SO, 160.1 IP
Notes: Maxwell has posted a 3-2 record so far in May, with both losses coming against Oklahoma. But all three of her wins came in the postseason, with one coming against Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament and two in the Stillwater Regional, which helped send the Cowgirls to Supers. Maxwell also got the start in Oklahoma State’s win over Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament championship game, pitching three innings and giving up one earned run in the no-decision.
2022 stats (as of 5/23/22): 21-9, 2.21 ERA, 204 SO, 183.2 IP
Notes: Dolcini, a fifth-year senior, pitched three complete games against Washington in the Seattle Regional. Dolcini split the first two games against the Huskies, and with the season on the line, she silenced their bats and gave up only two unearned runs to send the Longhorns to Supers. Prior to the NCAA Tournament, Dolcini went 3-1 in May against Big 12 opponents.
Mariah MazonOregon StateNotes:
2022 stats (as of 5/23/22): 16-11, 2.12 ERA, 207 SO, 174.1 IP
Notes: This month, Mazon helped the Beavers advance to Supers for the first time since 2006 and just the second time in program history. The senior earned the win over Ohio State to open up the Knoxville Regional and then earned a victory and a save in elimination games against Tennessee to secure the regional title for Oregon State. In seven of her appearances this month to date, Mazon gave up five or fewer hits and has posted a record of 4-2 with one save.