Perryman named Daktronics, Inc., Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year, 4 other Tritons named First Team

UMSL Softball - All-Region

UMSL softball players (from left) Hannah Perryman, Brianna Butler, Alex Stupek, Madison Zbaraschuk and Katie Rutledge earned Midwest region honors.

University of Missouri–St. Louis junior Hannah Perryman has been named the Daktronics, Inc., Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year, as voted on by sports information directors from the region’s respective schools. Perryman was also joined on the first team by four other UMSL Tritons, including senior catcher Madison Zbaraschuk, senior first baseman Brianna Butler, sophomore shortstop Alex Stupek and senior outfielder Katie Rutledge.

Perryman, a three-time GLVC Pitcher of the Year, is 29-3 in the circle this season with a 1.13 ERA and a .125 opponent batting average. She has recorded 17 shutouts, including a current string of five straight, and has 353 strikeouts. A two-time NFCA Pitcher of the Week, Perryman has recorded an NCAA record six perfect games this season. She also tied four-time All-American and Olympic gold medalist Cat Osterman (Texas) for first among all NCAA Divisions with her seventh career perfect game in UMSL’s GLVC Tournament win over Rockhurst. She leads NCAA Division II in strikeouts per seven innings (13.1) and hits allowed per seven innings (3.12), is second in shutouts and strikeouts, sixth in victories and ninth in ERA.

Zbaraschuk has started 50 games at catcher and is batting .327 behind 51 hits, including a team best 14 doubles. She also has nine home runs, 36 RBIs and 22 runs scored. She was also a First Team All-GLVC selection this year.

Butler has started all 53 games at first base and leads the team with a .381 batting average. She is second with 59 hits, including a team-high and single season record 18 home runs, which ranks ninth in NCAA Division II. A First Team All-GLVC selection, Butler leads the team with 48 RBIs, a slugging percentage of .794, which ranks 34th in NCAA DII, and an on base percentage of .500. She has also drawn a team-high 37 walks.

Stupek has also started all 53 games at shortstop, and leads the Tritons with 61 hits and 47 runs scored. A First Team All-GLVC selection, she is batting .328 with a slugging percentage of .661 behind 16 home runs and 12 doubles.

Rutledge started all 53 games in the outfield and earned all-conference honors for the first time in her career this season, being selected to the GLVC’s First Team. She is batting .323 and has 43 hits, including seven doubles and 13 home runs. Rutledge also owns 38 RBIs, 39 runs scored and a slugging percentage of .684.

UMSL is ranked No. 1 nationally in the NFCA DII Poll with an overall record of 46-6. The Tritons went 3-0 in last weekend’s NCAA Midwest Regional #1 to advance to this weekend’s Super Regional, where they will host No. 10 Indianapolis.

The Daktronics, Inc. all-region teams are nominated and voted on by sports information directors from schools in the respective regions. It is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., and focuses on awarding outstanding performances by student-athletes at the NCAA Division II level. First-team honorees advance to the national ballot for All-America consideration.

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