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SOFTBALL CENTRAL: Buccaneer Invitational

Feb. 28, 2013

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AT A GLANCE
Series History
No. 7/9 Tennessee
(14-3)
VS

CSU Softball Field
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.
UNC-Wilmington
(6-7 Overall)
All-Time: UT, 1-0
At Neutral Site UT, 1-0
Last Three Games:
2/15/02 Tennessee W, 12-0 (5)

Friday, March 1 (1 p.m.)
Saturday, March 2 (9 a.m.)
Notes
Win -
Loss -
The last time the teams played, Tennessee took a 12-0, five inning win on Feb. 15, 2002, in Raleigh, N.C. Blaine Teasley hit two homers and had six RBIs. Leigh Ann Ellis had one homer with three RBIs. Stephanie Humphrey struck out 13 in a five-inning one-hitter.

SCOUTING THE SEAHAWKS

  • UNCW is 6-7 on the season. The Seahawks are batting .272 with a 6.12 team ERA
  • The Seahawks are coming off a 4-2 home loss to Gardner-Webb on Feb. 24.
  • UNCW has five batters hitting .313 or better. Lauren Buckworth (.471 BA, four doubles, nine RBIs) and Morgan McCann (.429 BA, three doubles, five RBIs) lead the team in batting average. CJ Moose and Jordan Critcher have two homers each.
  • In the circle, Casey Rowland has been the team's ace with a 3-3 record, a 4.47 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 46.1 innings of work.
AT A GLANCE
Series History
No. 7/9 Tennessee
(14-3)
VS

CSU Softball Field
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.
Charleston Southern
(3-7 Overall)
All-Time: UT, 1-0
In North Charleston N/A
Last Three Games:
2/18/05 Tennessee W, 9-0 (5)

Friday, March 1 (3 p.m.)
Sunday, March 3 (3 p.m.)
Notes
Win -
Loss -
The last time the teams played, UT took a 9-0, five-inning win over Charleston Southern on Feb. 18, 2005. Stacey Jennings hit a home run and drove in two runs. Megan Rhodes fanned eight in a five-inning no-hitter.

SCOUTING THE BUCCANEERS

  • Charleston Southern is 3-7 on the year and the Buccaneers are batting .256 as a team. Their pitchers have combined for a 4.07 ERA.
  • The Bucs are coming off a 17-3 loss to South Carolina on Feb. 24 and have gone 1-4 over their last five games.
  • CSU has three main hitters to watch: Stephanie Sbardella (.500 BA, two homers, four doubles, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored), Marci Christian (.400 BA, one homer, three doubles, nine RBIs, six runs scored) and Trea Steele (.343 BA, four doubles, five RBIs, eight runs.
  • In the circle, Jennifer Giles has had the bulkload of the work. She is 1-5 over eight appearances and seven starts with a 3.28 ERA, 36 strikeouts in 47.0 IP and .269 opposing batting average.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
No. 7/9 Tennessee
(14-3)
VS

CSU Softball Field
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.
Valparaiso
(3-5 Overall)
All-Time: First Meeting

Saturday, March 2 (11 a.m.)
11 a.m. ET
Notes
Win -
Loss -
This will mark the first meeting all-time between the two teams.

SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS

  • Valpo is 3-5 on the year. The Crusaders are batting .268 with a 3.05 team ERA.
  • The Crusaders are coming off a 2-1 loss to Western Michigan on Feb. 24 and have lost three straight.
  • Valpo features six batters hitting .333 or better. Brittany Duncan leads the team with a .435 batting average. Janelle Bouchard is batting .391 with three doubles one homer and eight RBIs. Joylyn Ichiyama has a .385 average with one homer, one double, three RBIs with seven runs.
  • In the circle, the Crusaders have split most of the work evenly between Amanda Bolton (1-0, 2.42 ERA, 17.1 IP, 8 Ks), Sierra Pico (1-3, 2.44 ERA, 14.1 IP, 7 Ks) and Taylor Weissenhofer (1-2, 3.82 ERA, 18.1 IP, 23 Ks)


 

 

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