40 game hitting streak hit vs Greenwood on 4-26-17 –

(4-30-17) This week’s SSN National High School Softball Player of the Week is Plainfield’s (Indiana) (C-1B) Ashton Slone.

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Plainfield’s Ashton Slone

Slone (Senior)currently has a 40-game hitting streak going, on Thursday (4-27-17)  vs Martinsville  *** she was walked intentionally five times in the Quakers’ 9-7 win, despite not having an official at bat,  she helped her team by scoring three runs. The last time she did not have a hit was she went 0-for-3 as a Sophomore on May 25, 2015 against Avon.  She is one of just five hitters to ever have a 40 or more game hitting streak in records kept by the NFHS.  Her next chance to extend her streak to 41 games is this Tuesday (5-2-17) vs. Decatur Central.

  • BA: .757
  • Hits: 28
  • RBIs: 18
  • Runs: 22
  • 2Bs: 5
  • HRs: 7

She has walked 17 times, including the 5 walks vs Martinsville and has only struck out once this season.

Slone has committed to continue her softball career next fall at Miami-Ohio.

NFHS Consecutive Game Hitting Streaks

  • 103 Kayla Braud OR (Eugene Marist), 3-30, 2006 — 6-6, 2009
  •   91 Sara Hansen MI (Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart), 2011-14
  •   46 Natalie Johnson IA (Burlington), 6-21, 1999 — 6-11, 2000
  •   43 Jenny Johnson IND
  •   40 Ashton Slone IND (Plainfield) (2015-2017)
  •   35 Cheryl Beaman MI (Fraser), 1992
  •   35 Amanda Lehotak NE (Omaha Gross Catholic) 1997

Why the hitting streak is still alive

***In baseball, a hitting streak refers to the number of consecutive official games in which a player appears and gets at least one base hit. According to the Official Baseball Rules, such a streak is ended when a player has at least 1 plate appearance and no hits. A streak shall not be terminated if all official plate appearances result in a base on balls, hit by pitch, defensive interference or a sacrifice bunt. The streak shall terminate if the player has a sacrifice fly and no hit.

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