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Sarah Wiltshire Breaks Three UVa-Wise Single Season Softball Records

Wise, Virginia - UVa-Wise sophomore Sarah Wiltshire completed an impressive 2012 season by breaking three single season records during the 2012 Mid-South Conference Tournament. The Moseley, Virginia native went 5-13 with four runs scored in the tournament to surpass the single season record for times at bat, hits, and runs scored in a season.
With 195 at bats on the season, Wiltshire surpasses the previous record of 190 at bats set by Brittney Lawson in 2007. Meanwhile, Wiltshire breaks the single season hits record that was previously shared by current assistant coach Shelley Newton and former centerfielder Maddi Ridenour. Previously at 68, Wiltshire’s 1-4 performance in the final game of the season gave her 69 hits on the year to establish the new mark. In addition, her four runs scored in the tournament allowed her to finish the season with 55 runs scored; previously, Kendall Rainey set the record in 2005 with 52 runs scored in her senior season.
Overall, Wiltshire finished her sophomore campaign with a .354 batting average, 69 hits, 55 runs scored, 18 stolen bases, and an on base percentage of .411. Prior to the start of the tournament, Wiltshire was named second team all-conference by the league’s coaches.


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