Rutgers softball: Katie Wingert providing a spark offensively

With the softball season underway, Rutgers is off to a solid start with a 6-4 record. While they have gotten contributions throughout the roster, Katie Wingert has been on fire at the plate. The talented catcher has been a hits machine and key to Rutgers success.

Through 30 at-bats, Wingert has posted a .433 batting average and driven in a team-high 14 runs. She has also shown some power, as nine of her 13 hits have gone for extra bases. With her in the heart of the order, Rutgers offense has been hard to stop.


Additionally, she has already added three multi-hit games to her resume. That includes two three-hit performances, one against Colgate and one against Houston. In games that the Cumberland Valley High School product has driven in at least one run, Rutgers is 5-1.

As Rutgers looks to continue its winning ways, Wingert will be relied on heavily. She has been the best player by a wide margin offensively the last two weeks and has shown no signs of slowing down. She also hasn’t had to rely on her power to make an impact.

While the regular season is far from over, Wingert is already showing that the 2024 campaign may be one of her best.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire