Hamline News

May 11, 2009

Davidson, Ulrich earn all-region honors

Davidson led the Pipers at the plate this season with a .405 batting average and 25 RBI. She had five doubles, a triple and lead the team in homeruns with four as the lead-off hitter. She was 16-17 in stolen bases, second on the team, and posted a .914 fielding percentage at shortstop. She had 74 putouts and 97 assists.

Davidson turned 12 double plays this season which is third on the Hamline season records list. That figure is also a significant reason why the Pipers lead the conference in double plays during the regular season turned (13). The next closest team turned eight in conference play.

Davidson was third during the regular season in the MIAC in conference hits (32) and runs scored (21).

After just three seasons with Hamline, Davidson is first all-time in double plays turned (24), is sixth in stolen base percentage (.902, 37-41) and runs scored (101). She is tied for fifth in home runs (13), and is fifth in stolen bases (37).

Ulrich will graduate as one of the all-time best softball players in Hamline history and has been the key component of the Pipers’ three straight MIAC playoff appearances.

She nearly doubled the previous school steals record from 44 to 85, including going 23-for-25 on the base paths this season. Her stolen base percentage of .885 is seventh all-time at Hamline. She is fourth all-time at Hamline in games played (152), fifth in games started (149), second in at bats (490), fifth in hits (169), and is tied for second in sacrifice hits (18).

In 2007 she set the school record for stolen bases in a season (30) and then put up the second-best total in school history this year (23). The next closest is 18. Her stolen base attempts in 2007 (34), 2009 (25) and 2008 (21) are first through third in the season record books.

This season she posted a .994 fielding percentage in playing in all 22 MIAC regular season games.

The Pipers finished the 2009 season with a 28-11, 18-4 MIAC and were third in both the regular season final standings and in the MIAC tournament.