FGCL Week Three: Standings, Additions, Players to WatchAnalysis
The Florida Gulf Coast League enters the fourth week of play with the Myakka RiverMocs at the top of the standings. Led by Missouri’s volunteer assistant coach, Michaela Transue, the Mocs are definitely the squad to beat. The other two teams at the top of the standings with impressive starts are the Manatee Squeeze and the Bradenton Slice. The Slice is third in the standings behind the arm of Oklahoma’s Shannon Saile, who enters the week with 53 strikeouts. FastpitchU sits at the bottom of the standings after suffering a few close losses last week.
D1Softball’s Players to Watch
Maddi Banks had a walk off against the Slice last week and boasts a .500 average. The lefty has shown some serious power blasting 4 home runs in 13 games with 15 RBI. Slugging percentage is a whopping 1.059. At Virginia Tech, banks started 22 games for the Hokies this season posting a .340 average scoring 19 runs for the Hokies with two doubles, a triple and three homers in the shortened season.
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