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Softball Posts Its Highest RPI Finish

Chants' No. 55 ranking is the second highest in Big South history

       

Bri Chiusano finished the 2014 season with the second-most stolen bases in the nation.

Bri Chiusano finished the 2014 season with the second-most stolen bases in the nation.

June 6, 2014

CONWAY - With the completion of the Women's College World Series, the final NCAA softball RPI rankings have been released and Coastal Carolina posted its highest finish in program history at No. 55.

It is the second-best finish for any Big South Conference team since the NCAA began using softball RPIs in 2007. Radford was ranked 40th in 2010.

In addition, the Chanticleers finished sixth in the final NCAA statistics for team earned run average (1.61), just ahead of James Madison and WCWS participant Baylor. Coastal pitching allowed just 87 earned runs over 377.1 innings.

Defensively, the Chants finished 14th in the nation in fielding percentage (.973), and offensively they were 23rd in home runs per game (1.09) and 28th in stolen bases per game (1.57). With its 41-15 overall record, Coastal came in at 22nd in winning percentage (.732).

Individually, Bri Chiusano's 48 stolen bases tied for the second-most among Division I players, and she ranked third in steals per game (0.86). Kiana Quolas finished the campaign ninth in ERA at 1.29, while Kory Hayden tied for 16th in home runs with 18.