Raycroft named softball preseason All-American by Fastpitch News
Posted on 1/31/2018 5:02:00 AM.
 
 
(Seguin) – Record-setting Texas Lutheran softball player Maitlin Raycroft has been named to the 2018 Fastpitch News NCAA Division III Preseason All-America First Team.

Raycroft, the new NCAA Division III national record-holder for no-hitters tossed in a season, hurled eight no-hitters in 2017 and finished the year with a record of 21-3. Her win total set a new school record.

As a junior in 2017, Raycroft finished in the top-five in the NCAA Division III for shutouts, with 14 (another school record), in strikeouts per seven innings, and in hits allowed per seven innings.

The 2016-17 TLU Female Student-Athlete of the Year, Raycroft finished the year with a school-record 219 strikeouts in 140-2/3 innings. The right-hander walked only 28, and opponents hit just .128 against her. Her final ERA was 1.29.

Raycroft, the 2017 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher and Newcomer of the Year, was a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Second Team All-America selection last year. Raycroft advanced to the NFCA All-America ballot after receiving First Team All-Region honors.

The Bulldogs of 2017 went 38-6 and posted a school-record 38-game win streak. The team won its fourth consecutive SCAC regular-season title and its fourth straight SCAC tournament crown.

TLU qualified for a fourth consecutive NCAA Division III Softball Championship and finished as the Tyler Regional Tournament runner-up for a third time in four seasons.

TLU opens the 2018 softball season with a Feb. 10 home doubleheader against Huston-Tillotson University. The doubleheader begins at 1 p.m. at TLU's Ed Kruse Stadium - Morck Softball Field.


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