Reinhardt pair earn place with NAIA’s best
by Tribune staff reports
May 31, 2014 04:00 AM | 952 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Though she was only a freshman, former Creekview standout Madison Luck was honored as a first-team NAIA All-American, as was Reinhardt teammate Randy Wimpy.
<BR>Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter
Though she was only a freshman, former Creekview standout Madison Luck was honored as a first-team NAIA All-American, as was Reinhardt teammate Randy Wimpy.
Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter
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Reinhardt’s softball team may have made history earlier this week by finishing third in the country, but the accolades didn’t end there.

Sophomore catcher Randi Wimpy and freshman pitcher Madison Luck were both named first-team NAIA all-Americans.

The duo became Reinhardt’s first softball all-Americans since Leigh Baker received second-team honors in 2006 and ’07.

Wimpy finished the year as the nation’s leader in home runs with 22, while Luck, a former standout at Creekview High School, was second in the nation in wins with 36.

Reinhardt coach Glen Crawford said he was happy for his two players.

“I think it’s fair to say that there were some other players who could have easily been on the receiving end of this as well on our team, but only one other school had multiple first-team all-Americans,” Crawford said in a university release. “For our program to be recognized like this is really special and I couldn’t be prouder of these players for their accomplishments this season.”

Wimpy, from Cartersville, finished the season in the top 10 nationally in nine different offensive categories. Her 22 home runs ranked ninth all-time for a single season in the NAIA.

She was also ranked in total bases (second, 171), slugging percentage (second, .998), home runs per game (second, .393), total bases per game (second, 3.052), RBIs (third, 72), runs scored (fourth, 73), RBIs per game (fourth, 1.286) and runs scored per game (sixth, 1.304).

Wimpy was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Year and was named to the NAIA World Series all-tournament team.

Luck finished the season with a 36-4 record, pitching a total of 254 1/3 innings, which was the second-highest total in the NAIA. Luck was sixth in the nation in saves with four, and she struck out 154 batters.
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