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SOFTBALL CENTRAL: #3 UT vs. South Carolina

March 19, 2014


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DateOpponentTimeLinks/Results
Fri., March 21#3 Tennessee 11, South Carolina 2 (5)6 p.m. ETWNML 990 AM Recap | Box Score
Sat., March 22#3 Tennessee vs. South Carolina1:30 p.m. ETWNML 990 AM Live Video | Live Stats
Sun., March 23#3 Tennessee vs. South Carolina2:32 p.m. ETESPNU/WatchESPN | WNML 990 AM Live Audio | Live Stats

NO. 3 TENNESSEE

  • ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 (3/18): 3 (1 first-place vote)
  • USA TODAY/NFCA Top 25 Poll (3/18): 4
  • All three of this weekend's games will feature a live radio broadcast with Brian Rice on the call on WNML 990 AM. The Friday and Saturday games will feature a free live video broadcast via UTSports.com. Sunday's game will be televised on ESPNU with Joe Davis as the play-by-play announcer and softball legend Michele Smith as the analyst.
  • Tennessee is 32-15 all-time against South Carolina and the Lady Vols have won the last 25 meetings between the teams. UT is 16-7 against South Carolina in games played in Knoxville.
  • UT's 25-game winning streak against South Carolina is its longest winning streak all-time against any one opponent.
  • Tennessee is coming off a thrilling 9-8 win over Middle Tennessee State on Tuesday in the inaugural Mid-State Classic at Ridley Park in Columbia, Tenn. After MTSU clawed its way back to take an 8-7 lead in the top of the seventh, Annie Aldrete hit a solo home run to center to open the bottom of the seventh and Rainey Gaffin had a walkoff single to left with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run.
  • Aldrete was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday after hitting .417 with two homers and seven RBIs last week. Aldrete is the first Tennessee freshman to earn the honor since Ellen Renfroe was named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 4, 2011.
  • Tennessee is batting .328 as a team. Madison Shipman leads the team with a .425 batting average (37-for-87) to go with seven homers, nine doubles, 21 RBIs and 25 runs. Aldrete is batting .382 with five homers, eight doubles, two triples and 24 RBIs.
  • Seven Lady Vols are hitting .314 or better and four players have at least five home runs: Shipman (seven), Melisa Davin (six), Lexi Overstreet (six) and Aldrete (five).
  • UT's pitchers have combined for a 1.56 ERA and opponents are batting just .177 against them. Ellen Renfroe is 16-0 with a 0.99 ERA and 131 strikeouts over 106.1 innings.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#3 Tennessee
(25-3, 2-1)
AT

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.
South Carolina
(17-9, 2-4)
All-Time: UT, 32-15
In Knoxville: UT, 16-7
Most Recent Games:
4/20/12 UT W, 8-0 (5)
4/21/12 UT W, 4-2
4/22/12 UT W, 6-3
5/9/13 UT W, 5-0

Friday, March 21
6 p.m. ET
Notes
WP - Ellen Renfroe (17-0)
LP - Nickie Blue (10-5)
Madison Shipman hit a grand slam and finished with five RBIs and Haley Tobler hit the first home run of her career, a two-run shot, to lead No. 3 Tennessee to an 11-2 (5) win on Friday.

Saturday, March 22
1:30 p.m. ET
Notes
WP - Erin Gabriel (5-0)
LP - Julie Sarratt (7-6)
Tennessee scored five runs in the first inning and withstood a late South Carolina rally to win 5-4 and clinch the series on Saturday. Madison Shipman was 3-for-3 in the win.

Sunday, March 23
2:30 ET
Notes
WP -
LP -

SEC Standings

Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Home Away Neutral Streak
Alabama 7 - 1 .875 26 - 5 .838 13-2 6-3 7-0 L1
Auburn 4 - 1 .800 28 - 4 .863 24-3 0-0-1 4-1 W11
Georgia 4 - 1 .800 27 - 3 .900 23-1 1-1 3-1 L1
Tennessee 4 - 1 .800 27 - 3 .900 9-1 6-1 12-1 W4
Kentucky 4 - 2 .667 26 - 4 .867 7-0 10-2 9-2 W7
Florida 5 - 3 .625 30 - 3 .909 12-2 3-1 15-0 W1
Texas A&M 4 - 4 .500 23 - 8 .718 11-3 7-3 5-2 W1
Ole Miss 3 - 5 .375 19 - 13 .593 10-3 4-6 5-4 W3
LSU 2 - 4 .333 19 - 11 .633 12-7 3-3 4-1 L1
Missouri 2 - 4 .333 21 - 7 .750 6-2 3-3 12-2 W5
South Carolina 2 - 6 .250 17 - 11 .607 12-3 3-5 2-3 L3
Arkansas 1 - 4 .200 21 - 10 .677 13-4 2-3 6-3 L2
Mississippi St. 1 - 7 .125 22 - 10 .687 10-3 4-6 8-1 L2
As of 3/23/14
At the Plate
Tennessee
South Carolina
.328
Avg
.273
176
Runs
141
242
Hits
184
33
HR
21
168
RBI
118
.547
Slug
.436
33/42
SB/A
30/34
117
BB
70
.438
OBP
.363
In The Circle
Tennessee
South Carolina
1.56
ERA
2.69
17
CG
5
13
Shutouts
9
2
Saves
7
184.1
IP
169.0
4.4
H/7
6.3
2.0
BB/7
3.1
8.1
K/7
5.8
.177
Opp BA
.238

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