Three aces advance to D-II and D-III World Series

Three aces advance to D-II and D-III World Series

Of the eight teams advancing to both the D-II Women’s College World Series and D-III WCWS, three teams in each division have pitchers previously identified here as topping the charts for RA7 (Runs Allowed per 7 Innings Pitched) in 2017. Here is how those pitchers fared in Super Regionals over the weekend.

In the D-II Super Regionals:

RA7 Rank
Player

School

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K
1 Coley Ries Minnesota St. 24 16 9 8 10 23
4 Hannah Vet WV Wesleyan 14 13 5 3 1 7
11 Brandy Marlett Angelo St. 8 4 1 0 2 8

Minnesota State’s Coley Ries continues to impress. The top pitcher in the country in RA7 threw all 24 innings in three games to help her team advance past Harding and their ace Autumn Hughes.

In the D-III Super Regionals:

RA7 Rank
Player

School

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K
1 Lindsey Thayer St. John Fisher 15 6 2 1 5 25
2 Hanna Hull Va. Wesleyan 14 4 0 0 2 21
9 Whitney Romero Texas-Tyler

Lindsey Thayer was dominating in the Super Regionals just like she has been all season. Thayer threw all 15 innings to help St. John Fisher advance to the World Series. Meanwhile, freshman Hanna Hull was just as impressive as Virginia Wesleyan swept Kean to reach the WCWS.

As for Texas-Tyler, they didn’t go to Whitney Romero but instead relied on Alaina Kissinger, ranked 22nd in the country in RA7, to get past East Texas Baptist. Here were her stats over the weekend:

RA7 Rank
Player

School

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K
22 Alaina Kissinger Texas-Tyler 8.2 7 4 3 2 3

It will be a fun match-up in the first round of the World Series when Virginia Wesleyan faces defending national champion Texas-Tyler.