BATON ROUGE - After seeing the season get cut short and finishing the year with a 21-3 record, the LSU softball team finishes in the Top 5 of the final weekly polls, coming in at No. 5 in both the USA Today/NFCA Division I Coaches and ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll.
LSU, who has been ranked every week since the end of the 2014 season, earned a total of 649 points in the NFCA poll. In the ESPN/USA Softball poll, the Tigers picked up 406 points.
It is the sixth straight year that the Tigers finish in the Top 10 of the polls, which leads the SEC. The Tigers finish the season as the highest ranked SEC team and the highest ranked team east of the Mississippi.
To cap the 2020 season, the Tigers led the nation in earned run average at a 0.95 mark. Maribeth Gorsuch tossed the first seven-inning perfect game in program history against Belmont on Feb. 22, throwing 21 first pitch strikes and striking out a career-high 16 batters. Shelby Wickersham, Maribeth Gorsuch, Ali Kilponen and Shelbi Sunseri all had a Top 35 ERA in the country.
The team finished with the ninth highest batting average in the country at .344. Georgia Clark led the way with a .429 mark, while Aliyah Andrews hit .408 in the 24 games. Andrews was 18-for-19 in stolen bases and moved into second on the all-time stolen base list this season.