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SOFTBALL CENTRAL: Tennessee Tournament

March 6, 2014

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DateOpponentTimeLinks/Results
Fri., March 7Holy Cross vs. Western Kentucky (H)10:30 a.m. ET Live Stats
Fri., March 7Campbell vs. Western Kentucky (H)1 p.m. ET Live Stats
Fri., March 7Holy Cross at Tennessee (H)3:30 p.m. ET Live Video | Live Stats
Fri., March 7Campbell at Tennessee (H)6 p.m. ET Live Video | Live Stats
Sat., March 8College of Charleston vs. Holy Cross (H)9 a.m. ET Live Stats
Sat., March 8Georgia Southern vs. Campbell (H)11:30 a.m. ET Live Stats
Sat. March 8Western Kentucky at Tennessee (H)2 p.m. ET Live Video | Live Stats
Sat., March 8***Campbell vs. College of Charleston (H)***3:30 p.m. ET Live Stats
Sat., March 8Holy Cross vs. Georgia Southern (H)4:30 p.m. ET Live Stats
Sun., March 9Western Kentucky vs. Georgia Southern (H)9 a.m. ET Live Stats
Sun., March 9Western Kentucky vs. College of Charleston (H)11:30 a.m. ET Live Stats
Sun. March 9Georgia Southern at Tennessee (H)2 p.m. ET Live Video | Live Stats
Sun. March 9College of Charleston at Tennessee (H)4:30 p.m. ET Live Video | Live Stats

Home team listed second and with (H) and located in third-base dugout.
*** Indicates game is played at University of Tennessee rec field on Sutherland Ave.

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)
  • No. 3/2 Tennessee (17-1) is coming off a pair of wins over Wright State on Wednesday.
  • Hannah Akamine hit two home runs in UT's 9-0 (6) win vs. the Raiders in the first game. Ellen Renfroe threw a six-inning shutout with nine strikeouts.
  • Rainey Gaffin threw a six-strikeout, six-inning no-hitter in her first start as a pitcher in UT's 9-0 (6) Game 2 win. Gaffin is the first player to throw a no-no in her first start in the circle since Monica Abbott did it in 2004.
  • UT is batting .337 as a team and averaging 6.56 runs per game. Freshman Annie Aldrete is hitting a team-high .455 (20-for-44) with six doubles, one triple, two homers and 15 RBIs. Freshman Megan Geer is batting .448 (26-for-58) with eight doubles, two homers, 14 RBIs and eight stolen bases. Madison Shipman is batting .389 (21-for-54) and lead the team with six homers and 16 RBIs.
  • Tennessee pitchers have combined for a 1.42 ERA and 147 strikeouts over 118 innings. Opposing teams are hitting just .175 against the UT pitching staff. Senior ace Ellen Renfroe leads the way with a 10-0 record and a 0.64 ERA over 11 appearances and nine starts. All nine of Renfroe's starts have been complete games and she has fanned 85 batters over 65.1 frames.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#3/2 Tennessee
(17-1)
VS.

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.

Holy Cross
(1-3)
All-Time: 1st meeting between teams
Series History: 0-0

Friday, March 7
3:30 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -

SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS

  • Tennessee and Holy Cross will square off for the first time in history.
  • Holy Cross is 1-3 after splitting a doubleheader at Tennessee State on March 4 and falling in two games at Tennessee Tech on March 5.
  • Holy Cross is hitting .255 as a team and averaging 4.0 runs per game. The Crusaders have four batters hitting over .375 (min 7 ABs). Senior Sarah Free is hitting .385 with a team-high two homers and five RBIs.
  • Holy Cross pitchers have combined for a 7.50 ERA through the team's first four games. Gennifer Durham has seen the most action in the circle so far, going 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and seven strikeouts over 12.0 innings and two starts.
  • All-time Series: 0-0

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#3/2 Tennessee
(17-1)
VS.

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.

Campbell
(13-8)
All-Time: UT leads 2-0
Series History:
3/13/10 UT W, 9-0 (5)
3/14/10 UT W, 9-6

Friday, March 7
6 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -

SCOUTING THE CAMELS

  • Tennessee is 2-0 all-time against Campbell.
  • Campbell is on a four-game winning streak from its five-game weekend in Clearwater, Fla., at the USF Under Armour Invitational.
  • Campbell is hitting .283 as a team and features four players hitting .320 or better. Junior Ericka Nesbitt leads the team with a .415 batting average with two doubles, one triple, 14 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. Freshman Milly Martinet is the Camels' top power hitter, batting .397 with six homers, two doubles and 22 RBIs.
  • The Camels' pitchers have combined for a 2.59 ERA. Katie Baker has seen the most action in the circle, going 5-3 with a 2.65 ERA and 78 strikeouts over 60.2 frames. Courtney Roberts is 3-2 with a 2.60 ERA and 18 strikeouts over 40.1 frames.
  • All-time Series: Tennessee leads, 2-0.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#3/2 Tennessee
(17-1)
VS.

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.

Western Kentucky
(11-6-1)
All-Time: UT leads 5-0
Series History:
4/21/00 UT W, 3-1
4/22/00 UT W, 9-3
3/28/03 UT W, 8-0 (5)
3/28/07 UT W, 6-0
3/28/07 UT W, 2-0

Saturday, March 8
2 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -

SCOUTING THE HILLTOPPERS

  • Tennessee is 5-0 all-time against Western Kentucky.
  • Western Kentucky is coming off a 7-2 win over Indiana State and an 8-5 win over Wright State on March 1.
  • Western Kentucky is hitting .280 as a team and features three players hitting over .300. Olivia Watkins leads the team with a .516 batting average (33-for-64) with two doubles, one triple, four RBIs, 18 runs and 16 stolen bases.
  • The Hilltoppers' pitchers have combined for a 2.64 ERA and opponents are hitting .211 against them. Emily Rousseau is 6-5 with a 2.74 ERA and 58 strikeouts over 74 innings pitched. Hannah Miniard is 5-1 witha 2.12 ERA and 42 strikeouts over 36.1 frames.
  • All-time Series: Tennessee leads, 5-0.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#3/2 Tennessee
(17-1)
VS.

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.

Georgia Southern
(14-5)
All-Time: UT leads 9-0
Series History:
4/19/96 UT W, 8-2
2/26/00 UT W, 2-0
3/16/04 UT W, 7-0
2/19/05 UT W, 5-0
3/5/11 UT W, 8-0 (5)
3/6/11 UT W, 10-2 (5)
3/13/12 UT W, 7-0
3/13/12 UT W, 9-0 (5)
2/9/14 UT W, 1-0

Sunday, March 9
2 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

  • Tennessee is 9-0 all-time against Georgia Southern.
  • UT took a 1-0 win at Georgia Southern in the Eagle Round Robin on Feb. 8. Ellen Renfroe had a 10-strikeout, two-hit shutout and Melissa Davin hit a solo homer in the second inning. GSU ace Sarah Purvis had 10 strikeouts over seven innings.
  • Georgia Southern is on a five-game winning streak. The Eagles are coming off a 2-0 win over Kennesaw State on Wednesday.
  • Georgia Southern is hitting .265 as a team and has three players hitting .320 or better (min 30 ABs). Kourtny Thomas has been GSU's top offensive weapon, hitting .333 with six homers, two doubles, 20 RBIs and nine runs. Shelby Morrill has hit .320 with three homers, three doubles, two triples, 13 RBIs and 11 runs.
  • The Eagles' pitchers have combined for a 1.25 ERA. Sarah Purvis has been GSU's ace, going 7-2 with a 0.70 ERA and 76 strikeouts over 60.0 innings. Broore Red has gone 5-2 with a 1.74 ERA and 42 strikeouts over 40.1 frames.
  • All-time Series: Tennessee leads, 9-0.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#3/2 Tennessee
(17-1)
VS.

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.

College of Charleston
(12-7)
All-Time: UT leads 4-1
Series History:
3/6/05 UT W, 4-0
5/21/05 UT W, 4-0
5/22/05 UT W, 2-0
2/11/07 UT W, 11-1 (5)
2/28/13 CofC W, 3-1

Sunday, March 9
4:30 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -

SCOUTING THE COUGARS

  • Tennessee is 4-1 all-time against College of Charleston. The Cougars defeated the Lady Vols in their last meeting, 3-1, on Feb. 28, 2013, in Charleston, S.C.
  • College of Charleston his hitting .275 as a team with four players hitting .305 or better. Carly Hansis is hitting .343 with one double, one homer and six RBIs. Mackenzie Maples is batting .321 with seven doubles, one triple and 14 RBIs.
  • The Cougars' pitchers have combined for a 2.35 ERA. Hope Klicker is 6-6 on the season with a 2.54 ERA and 57 strikeouts over 60.2 innings. Samantha Martin is 4-1 with a 1.47 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 38.0 innings.
  • All-time Series: Tennessee leads, 4-1


 

 

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