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Softball Ranked 7th in the Nation

Eastern Arizona College Softball is the best kept secret around. The Lady Monsters have quietly led the ACCAC for most of the year and are currently 19-3 in conference play. They are 35-8-3 overall. The rankings released last week had Eastern Arizona College ranked 7th in the nation.

Individually, several Lady Monsters are making their mark in the conference statistics. Jackie Tema is 6th in the ACCAC in batting at a .443 clip. In the 8th spot is Kaci Lewis at .435 and Marina Gusman-Brown in the 9th spot at .430. Gusman-Brown shows up in other categories as she is 4th in runs scored (59), 2nd in triples (9), and 4th in stolen bases (33).

On the mound, Noe Esperas is tied for 3rd in the ACCAC in wins with an 18-3 record and 4th in strikeouts (135). Tiffany Garofano is second in ERA with a miniscule 1.02 and 5th in strikeouts (134).

This week they return to conference play with three straight home series. Tuesday they will host Scottsdale CC in a doubleheader at 1pm. Saturday they will host Glendale CC in a doubleheader at 12pm. Next week they will play their last home series as they host South Mountain CC on Tuesday, April 17, at 1pm.