Peyton Loesch, Softball

Peyton Loesch

Freshman Peyton Loesch (Bolingbrook, Ill.) had an especially big weekend at the plate as she led the Sabres at the NACC Tournament.  Loesch hit .625 over the weekend with five hits in eight at bats and also drew three walks for a .727 on base percentage.  The freshman also slugged .750 and drove in a pair of runs along with scoring once.  In the circle, Loesch tossed the final inning in an elimination game against Wisconsin Lutheran to earn her second save on the year.  Loesch went on to earn NACC Freshman of the Year honors in her first season as a Sabre and was second on the squad with a .431 batting average.  She closed out her freshman campaign drawing a team-high 19 walks during the year leading her to a team-best .519 on base percentage and drove in 27 runs, second on the squad.  Loesch also tossed the second-most innings with 59.2 as she went on to a 6-4 record with a pair of complete games in 21 appearances, 10 of which were starts.