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COLLEGIATE SPORTS

Sharp helps Redlands U lead conference in softball

Lincoln grad makes All League
By: Staff Report
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Former Lincoln High softball standout Nikoli Sharp has kept her career in high gear now playing for Redlands University in Southern California.

A sophomore, Sharp was voted to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic All-Conference first team. She is also ranked 10th nationally as most difficult to strike out in NCAA Division III.

Redlands Bulldogs also received an at-large bid to the 2013 Division III Championships in Tyler, Texas May 10-13.

In 2011, her senior year at Lincoln High, she had a .448 batting average hitting four home runs and 16 extra-base hits. As a pitcher, she had a 1.24 earned run average and 52 strikeouts on her way to 10 wins for the Fighting Zebras.

That year, Lincoln made it to the quarterfinals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs before losing 5-4 to Pioneer.