Thursday, May 15, 2003
BORTZ, HENNESSY & SOFTBALL TEAM RANKED IN NCAA STATS
INDIANAPOLIS, IN --- Two members of the Moravian College softball team and the Greyhounds
are ranked in the top 30 in the nation in the fifth NCAA Division III statistics release
of the season. The rankings are for games played through Sunday, May 11th.
Sophomore shortstop Heather Bortz (Allentown, PA/Parkland HS) is fourth
in the nation with a .500 batting average with 66 hits in 132 at-bats. On the mound, freshman
pitcher Meagan Hennessy (Freehold, NJ/Freehold Township HS) is 31st in
ERA at 1.10 (allowing 23 earned runs in 146 innings of work) and 18th in strikeouts per
seven innings with an average of 7.8 (163 strikeouts in 146 innings).
The Greyhound team is ranked 22nd in the country in earned run average with a team ERA
of 1.32 (53 earned runs in 282 innings), and Moravian is tied for 27th in win-loss percentage
at .780 (32-9) and 27th in fielding percentage at .961 (846 putouts, 299 assists and 46
Moravian, which completed the season at 32-10 overall, finished as the runner-up in the
NCAA Division III Regional hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey that concluded on Monday.