McCans breaks single-season Wittenberg University steals record

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Meghan McCans

SPRINGFIELD – Arcanum-Butler 2022 graduate Meghan McCans recently set a new Wittenberg University stolen base record for the Lady Tigers softball program.

The Wittenberg sophomore broke the school’s single-season steals record in a doubleheader at Kenyon playing in the North Coast Athletic Conference on Thursday. The Lady Tigers earned a 4-3 win in nine innings in the opening game and completed the conference sweep with a 4-3 victory in game 2 to extend their current streak to five games.

McCans led the Wittenberg offense, going 4-for-5 with a triple to go with two runs scored and two stolen bases in the first game of the day, and gave the Tigers an early 2-0 lead, scoring on an error in the top of the first inning and added an RBI groundout in the second game.

McCans has a school record of 34 steals this season and is tied for sixth all-time with 42 career steals. The prior school record for single-season steals was 33 set by Loren Combs in 2014.

“Thanks to all my teammates and coaches for pushing me this year,” said McCans. “Thank you to Coach V for going out of his way to make me faster. I set a goal in the fall to achieve this record and I was bound and determined to do that.”

Through 34 games, Megan leads the Lady Tigers with a .422 batting average, an OBP of .479, and 34 stolen bases. McCans 34 stolen bases currently rank 10th in the nation.