Jordyn Fones Close to Blue Ridge Softball's Career Hit Record

Just one year after getting 66 hits and a .537 batting average (both Lady Knights records from a 43-foot pitching distance), Jordyn Fones is again proving to be a tough out for Blue Ridge opponents.

Fones is batting .521 this season and has recorded 50 hits. She now has 160 hits in her career.

The Lady Knights record for career hits is 161, set by Jessica Forrest from 1999-02. She has a chance to break the record in today's Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament quarterfinal game against Tremont.

With Fones consistently getting on base, it gives other Blue Ridge players a chance to drive in runs. Marcie Crawford, who, coincidentally, follows Fones in the batting lineup, leads the team with 39 RBIs.

That is four shy of the school record for most RBIs in a season, set by Jennifer Forrest in 2001 from a 40-foot pitching distance. With 42 RBIs in 2010, Melinda Wilson holds the record from a 43-foot pitching distance.

While we're on the subject of records, here's a look at the IHSA leaderboard for home runs hit by a team in a single season.

1. Johnston City (2010), 47
2. Downers Grove South (2006), 40
3. Metropolis Massac County (1985), 39
4. Blue Ridge (so far this year), 36

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