Loftis has provided Allen with versatility at the plate and in the field. She has batted anywhere from third and sixth and has played third base, left field and shortstop.
"She gives us a lot of options," Allen said. "She commits very few errors. We also have another freshman in Anna Eggleston that can also play shortstop. It helps in the fact we get two good bats in the lineup.
"Dee Dee is a good hitter. We had Hyatt leave to graduation and we needed to try and replace her. She has come in and can really hit the ball. She works really hard and has been great."
Loftis has flashed power for State, hitting three homers this season. She hit her first career home run on March 26 at Pfeiffer.
One week later, Loftis perhaps got perhaps the biggest hit of her collegiate career in a 6-4 victory at Slippery Rock.
With her team trailing 4-0 in the sixth inning, Loftis belted a grand slam to tie the game.
"It was a really big hit, by far by biggest one," Loftis said. "I honestly didn't know. It was very cold that game. I just got my bat on the ball, and did my job that game. It was very exciting."
Loftis hit her third home run of the season on April 20 in a 16-1 rout over Seton Hill. The Yellow Jackets earned a doubleheader sweep over the Griffins, pounding out 33 hits and five homers.