Iowa Wesleyan- The Tiger softball team has been putting up runs on the board as they have averaged nearly 7 runs per game in their last five contests. A big reason for that has been the bat of Alexis Davis as she has been named Continental Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week. This honor only includes her last two games, but Davis has a 5-game hitting streak going and that deserves attention as well.
Davis earned the honor for her efforts in the Tigers doubleheader against Waldorf University last weekend. Davis went 7 for 8 over the two games, which included a grand slam in the first game as she concluded the weekend with 5 RBIs. The ball has simply looked like a grapefruit for Davis at the plate lately.
She went 11 for 18 at the plate with two home runs and two doubles while knocking in seven runs and scoring three runs herself in the past five games. That is a batting average of 0.611 and a slugging percentage of 1.056 meaning that she is averaging over one base per at bat during this five-game stretch. Simply put, Alexis Davis is a very good hitter.
Davis is currently batting 0.347 on the season with two home runs, seven doubles, two triples, and 17 RBIs this season. The Tigers are undefeated in conference play at 4-0 and 13-22 overall on the season. Their next game is road doubleheader tomorrow, April 25th, against Viterbo University with game one at 12 pm.