AU Softball: Dejah Mulipola maintains top spot on leaderboard

(Jade Hewitt/Athletes Unlimited)

Dejah Mulipola preserved her place atop the Athletes Unlimited leaderboard through the third week of competition. She boasts 1,094 points, 18 more than her nearest competitor Haylie McCleney, and will serve as a captain for a third straight week.

The catcher will be joined by McCleney, Sahvanna Jaquish and Amanda Chidester in the Week 4 captains lineup.

Mulipola leads the league with 13 runs batted in, and she is tied with Chidester for the lead with five home runs this season. McCleney, though, leads the league with 16 hits and 11 runs scored, and her team pulled off a 9-6 win over Mulipola’s team Sunday.

Danielle Gibson’s dominant performance pushed Team McCleney to victory. The corner infielder blasted her first home run of the season in the second inning and captured MVP 1 honors and 210 points for the game.

McCleney clinched MVP 2 recognition and 188 points by going 3-for-4 with two singles and a double. She got on the board in the seventh inning to help her team past Team Mulipola.

Though her side lost, Shannon Rhodes earned MVP 3 points after notching a pair of home runs to keep Team Mulipola competitive.

In Sunday’s other matchup, Team Jaquish posted a 12-8 win over Team Chidester for a 2-1 record in Week 3.

Abby Ramirez secured MVP 1 honors, recording three runs batted in for a game-high 170 leaderboard points. Chidester added two hits for her team, blasting a home run in her MVP 2 performance.

Sashel Palacios earned MVP 3 points despite her side’s loss, driving in three runs for Team Jaquish.

The Athletes Unlimited Week 4 draft is set for 5 p.m. ET  Monday on YouTube.