Feb. 25, 2014
|Tues., Feb. 25||#2/3 Tennessee at Cal State Fullerton||6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET||Live Audio | Live Stats | Live Video|
NO. 2/3 TENNESSEE
- USA TODAY/NFCA Top 25 Poll (2/18): 2 (15 first-place votes)
- ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 (2/18): 3 (1 first-place vote)
- Tennessee is coming off a 4-0 showing in the Mary Nutter Classic with wins over No. 11/12 Nebraska, Oregon State, No. 13/11 Stanford and Fresno State.
- Ellen Renfroe was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week for the second-straight week after going 3-0 with a 0.72 ERA and one save in four appearances. Renfroe also recorded her 800th career strikeout in UT's win over Nebraska, becoming just the second Lady Vol to reach the 800 mark (Monica Abbott had an NCAA record 2,440).
- UT is batting .348 as a team and has three players hitting over .400 in Annie Aldrete (.484 BA), Megan Geer (.465 BA) and Cheyanne Tarango (.405 BA).
- Five Lady Vols have 10 or more RBIs. Taylor Koenig leads the team with 12, Aldrete, Madison Shipman and Melissa Davin each have 11 RBIs and Geer has 10 RBIs.
- Renfroe has a 0.31 ERA and 7-0 record over eight appearances and six starts. She has thrown six complete games in those six starts and over 45.1 innings of work she has racked up 61 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .135 batting average.
Anderson Family Field
Series History (Last 3):
5/20/99, CSF W, 12-1 (5)
2/21/07, UT W, 8-0 (5)
2/21/13, UT W, 5-0
SCOUTING THE TITANS
- Cal State Fullerton owns a 3-2 lead in the all-time series, but Tennessee has won the last two meetings. The teams last met on Feb. 21, 2013, with UT taking a 5-0 win at the 2013 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. Madison Shipman was 2-for-3 with a solo homer and three runs scored and Rainey Gaffin was 2-for-2. Ivy Renfroe tossed a complete-game shutout.
- Fullerton is 11-5 on the year and the Titans are coming off a 2-2 showing in the 2014 Mary Nutter Collegiate classic with wins over Baylor and Boise State and losses to LSU and Notre Dame.
- The Titans are hitting .280 as a team with Missy Taukeiaho leading the way with a .396 batting average, four homers and 11 RBIs. Ariel Tsuchiyama (.364 BA, two doubles, one homer 11 RBIs) and Gabby Aragon (.333 BA, one doubles, two homers, 12 RBIs) round out CSF's top three hitters. Desiree Ybarra is CSF's ace with a 4-0 record, a 0.61 ERA and 11 strikeouts over 23.0 innings. Jasmine Antunes has thrown a team-high 40.2 innings with a 5-3 record, a 3.27 ERA and a team-best 36 strikeouts.
- All-time Series: CSF leads, 3-2