Top 10 Division 1 Pitchers Of The Month
SA ranked the top 10 Division 1 softball pitchers for the month of May.
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2021 stats (as of 5/24/21): 24-3, 1.44 ERA, 303 SO, 189.2 IP
Notes: Fouts brought it in May. In over 54.2 innings pitched, she allowed seven earned runs. She dominated the SEC Tournament, setting the conference tournament's strikeout record with 39. Fouts followed that up by shutting out Clemson twice at the Tuscaloosa Regional, including a 16-strikeout performance.
Odicci AlexanderJames MadisonNotes:
2021 stats (as of 5/24/21): 14-0, 1.04 ERA, 168 SO, 101.1 IP
Notes: Alexander has reminded us how good she is this postseason. She started the Knoxville Regional by striking out 19 against Liberty and then held Tennessee to one run to upset the Lady Vols. Alexander also threw a no-hitter against Delaware in the CAA Tournament. She tossed a no-hitter on the first of the month and struck out 14 in five innings against College of Charleston.
- 3Last: 6
Georgina CorrickSouth FloridaNotes:
2021 stats (as of 5/24/21): 24-9, 0.98 ERA, 333 SO, 228.1 IP
Notes: South Florida rode Corrick at the Gainesville Regional. She was incredible for the Bulls, giving them two quality starts to push the Gators to the limit. That wasn't even the best of it, as she struck out 13 to shut out South Alabama and no-hit Baylor in a pair of elimination games. Corrick threw another no-hitter against ECU early on in the month as well.
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2021 stats (as of 5/24/21): 16-0, 0.78 ERA, 142 SO, 107.1 IP
Notes: Garcia doesn't have the crazy innings to her name this season as most do, but it's clear she's well-rested for the postseason. She controlled Fresno State for most of the Los Angeles Regional, striking out 13 batters in the win. After Megan Faraimo ran into early trouble against Minnesota, Garcia came in and threw 5.1 one-hit innings to secure a Super Regional spot. She also earned wins over Arizona, Stanford and Long Beach State in May.
- 5Last: 4
2021 stats (as of 5/24/21): 32-3, 1.23 ERA, 331 SO, 227.1 IP
Notes: Washington isn't in the Super Regionals without Gabbie Plain. She started the postseason by two-hitting Portland State. Plain rebounded after a loss to Michigan by beating the Wolverines twice, including a complete-game shutout. The Husky ace also no-hit Utah to open the month.
2021 stats (as of 5/24/21): 26-6, 1.44 ERA, 195 SO, 194 IP
Notes: Haff didn't pitch a ton in May, but when she did, it was good. She shut out LSU and had a great outing against Tennessee, in which Ashley Rogers was one pitch better. However, she didn't skip a beat at the Fayetteville Regional. In 17 innings, she didn't allow a run and struck out 15.
- 7Last: 10
Keely RochardVirginia TechNotes:
2021 stats (as of 5/24/21): 28-8, 1.24 ERA, 326 SO, 226 IP
Notes: How did Virginia Tech take the Tempe Regional? Keely Rochard had a lot to do with it. Rochard didn't allow more than three runs in a game, despite facing BYU and Arizona State—two of the top home run hitting squads in the country—while also being in the desert air. In three games in Tempe, she racked up 27 strikeouts. She also tossed complete-game shutouts against Syracuse and Notre Dame.
2021 stats (as of 5/24/21): 22-6, 2.11 ERA, 268 SO, 182.1 IP
Notes: Yanez had a rough start to her month, but she bounced back in a big way. In two complete-game wins over Arizona, she held the Wildcats to one run over two days and struck out a combined 20 batters. After Texas State got the best of her the first time she faced them at the Austin Regional, she shut out the Bobcats the second time. Yanez did all she could to give Oregon a chance to scoot past Texas in the Regional Final, as well, falling just short.
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Hailey DolciniFresno StateNotes:
2021 stats (as of 5/24/21): 22-4, 0.97 ERA, 254 SO, 173 IP
Notes: Dolcini pitched a lot better against UCLA than what the box score says from the Los Angeles Regional. She and Rachel Garcia dueled for a long time until the offenses found some success. Her postseason wasn't all lost, as she led the Bulldogs to a win over Minnesota with a 13-strikeout, shutout performance over the Gophers.
2021 stats (as of 5/24/21): 16-5, 1.24 ERA, 202 SO, 157.1 IP
Notes: At the end of the day, Beaubien still had a really good Seattle Regional. She started the postseason by throwing a no-hitter against Seattle with 12 strikeouts. Beaubien was also on the wrong end of a pitcher's duel with Gabbie Plain against Washington. Michigan's lefty also threw a perfect game against Rutgers and beat Minnesota and Penn State in May.