Good named finalist for national player of the year award
For the second time in her career, redshirt senior Megan Good of James Madison softball has been named a Top 3 Finalist for the 2019 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, as announced by USA Softball on Thursday morning.
As JMU continues its postseason, Good’s pitching and hitting numbers remain strong. The Mount Sidney native is batting .342 with 55 hits, 11 doubles, 16 home runs and 58 RBI. Good is only one home run shy of tying the JMU career record of 46.
In the circle, Good’s ERA sits at 1.38 with 21 wins and only six losses on the year. Five of her losses have come to nationally-ranked opponents. The redshirt senior has started 26 games and made 32 appearances in which she’s hurled 183 innings while tallying 200 strikeouts. Good has pitched seven shutouts and holds her opponents to a .164 batting average.
Good pitched 27 2/3 innings in the Ann Arbor Regional, racking up 21 strikeouts and a 0.76 ERA with a 2-1 record against 15th-seeded Michigan. Her one loss in the regional went into extra innings in which Michigan scored a run in the bottom of the 12th. The 12-inning contest was the longest appearance of her career. Good also notched five hits in Ann Arbor, including a home run in Game 7.
Recent accolades for Good include NFCA All-Northeast Region First Team in the pitcher position and a spot of the Colonial Athletic Association’s All-Tournament Team.
The Player of the Year award will be announced at the Women’s College World Series banquet in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, May 28.