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SOFTBALL CENTRAL: #3/2 UT vs. Wright State

March 4, 2014

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Wed., March 5#3/2 Tennessee vs. Wright State5 p.m. ET Live Video | Live Stats
Wed., March 5#3/2 Tennessee vs. WRight State7 p.m. ET Live Video | Live Stats

NO. 3/2 TENNESSEE

  • USA TODAY/NFCA Top 25 Poll (3/4): 3 (1 first-place votes)
  • ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 (3/4): 2 (1 first-place vote)
  • Tennessee (15-1) is coming off a 2-1 week in California that featured wins over Cal State Fullerton and San Diego State and a loss to BYU.
  • The Lady Vols' 14-0 start to the 2014 season, which ended with their loss to BYU, was their fourth-best start in program history (24-0 in 2007, 23-0 in 2008, 16-0 start in 2005).
  • Senior shortstop Madison Shipman was a force at the plate last week, hitting .556 (5-for-9) with three homers, five RBIs and four runs. Sophomore Lexi Overstreet hit .500 (5-for-10) with one home run, three doubles, three RBIs and two runs. Senior pitcher Ellen Renfroe went 2-0 over two starts with 15 strikeouts over 14.0 innings of work.
  • UT is batting .329 as a team and averaging 6.31 runs per game. Freshman Annie Aldrete his hitting a team-high .459 (17-for-37) with five doubles, two homers and 14 RBIs. Freshman Megan Geer is batting .423 (22-for-57) with six doubles, one homer, 10 RBIs and eight stolen bases. Shipman is batting .396 (19-for-48) and lead the team with six homers and 16 RBIs.
  • Tennessee pitchers have combined for a 1.58 ERA and 132 strikeouts over 106 innings. Opposing teams are hitting just .182 against the UT pitching staff. Senior ace Ellen Renfroe leads the way with a 9-0 record and a 0.71 ERA over 10 appearances and eight starts. All eight of Renfroe's starts have been complete games and she has fanned 76 batters over 59.1 frames.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#3/2 Tennessee
(13-0)
VS.

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.

Wright State
(1-8)
All-Time: UT leads 6-0
Series History (Last 3):
3/12/99 UT W, 12-6 (5)
3/14/99 UT W, 12-4 (6)
2/16/14 UT W, 10-2 (5)

Wednesday, March 5
5 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -
Tennessee and Wright State squared off earlier this season on Feb. 16 in a 10-2 (5) UT win in Tampa, Fla. Hannah Akamine hit a two run home run in the Tennessee win.

SCOUTING THE RAIDERS

  • Tennessee is 6-0 all-time against Wright State and has won the last four games by run rule.
  • Wright State went 1-3 last week in the Holiday In Hilltopper Classic. The Raiders are 1-8 on the season and are coming off an 8-5 loss at Western Kentucky.
  • The Raiders are hitting .157 as a team. Libby Pfeffer leads the team with a .231 batting average. Becka Peterson is Wright State's top power hitter doubles and two home runs.
  • Wright State pitchers have a 5.76 team ERA. Montana Wear is Wright State's top pitcher with a 1-5 record and 4.39 ERA over 36.2 innings of work.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#3/2 Tennessee
(13-0)
VS.

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.

Wright State
(1-8)
All-Time: UT leads 6-0
Series History (Last 3):
3/12/99 UT W, 12-6 (5)
3/14/99 UT W, 12-4 (6)
2/16/14 UT W, 10-2 (5)

Wednesday, March 5
7 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -


 

 

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