LWSN highlights a local native that plays at the collegiate level every Monday. If you have a suggestion on a female athlete to highlight , send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This week’s feature is on former Pleasure Ridge Park softball star Paige Murphy.
Pleasure Ridge Park alum Paige Murphy is having a senior season to remember at Eastern Kentucky University and is punishing her opponents daily.
Murphy is hitting a stellar .459 and has blasted a team high 19 home runs, has driven in 52 runs, and has a whopping .923 slugging percentage.
The former Panther has 71 hits, 13 doubles, and has stolen 22 bases on 24 attempts. She has also been walked 31 times. Her 143 total bases is 36 more than her next closest teammate.
Murphy is also shining in the field having only committed one error this and holds a .986 fielding percentage.
EKU is currently 37-16 and is 19-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Postseason play starts this weekend.