Dew led the Lady Toppers in the regular season with a .329 batting average and 18 stolen bases. She also caught 14 potential base stealers. In Sun Belt games, Dew hit .371 with four doubles, three home runs, and 13 RBI. Her batting average has increased 72 points since March 17, hitting .392 during this current stretch of games. Dew was 4-for-5 at the plate in Saturday’s doubleheader sweep at Middle Tennessee, scoring a career-high three runs in game two. She has reached base in each of her last 15 games. Dew had 13 multi-hit games in the regular season with four multi-RBI games.
Dew was a two-time All-State selection and three-time Rome News-Tribune All-Area selection during her time at Calhoun. She was the All-Area Co-Player of the Year once as well.
Two of Dew’s teammates, sophomore outfielder Kelsie Mattox and freshman infielder Preslie Cruce, were selected to the All-Sun Belt Second Team.
Mattox is having one of the best offensive seasons in WKU softball history. She leads the team with 56 hits, 14 home runs, and a .621 slugging percentage. Mattox is second on the team with 36 RBI. Her 14 home runs are one shy of the Lady Toppers’ single-season record. Mattox has 110 total bases this season, becoming the second WKU softball player to have over 100 in a single season. She currently ranks among the top-10 in the Sun Belt in five different statistical categories. In April, Mattox hit .455 with six doubles, four home runs, and 13 RBI. She was named Sun Belt Player of the Week on April 9 after WKU won two of three games against Troy. Mattox hit .600 in that series with two doubles, two home runs, and five RBI.
Cruce is one of four freshmen to earn All-Sun Belt honors this season. She leads WKU with a .442 on base percentage while hitting .302 and slugging .544. Cruce has started all 55 games this season at third base. In her last 20 games, Cruce has hit .345 with five home runs and 13 RBI.