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SOFTBALL CENTRAL: #4 UT at #21 Texas A&M

April 10, 2014


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DateOpponentTimeLinks/Results
Fri., April 11#21 Texas A&M 4, #4 Tennessee 1ESPNU - 8 p.m. ETESPNU | Recap | Box Score
Sat., April 12#4 Tennessee at #21 Texas A&M 5 p.m. ETLive Video | Live Audio | Live Stats
Sun., April 13#4 Tennessee at #21 Texas A&M ESPNU - 1 p.m. ETESPNU | Live Audio | Live Stats

NO. 4 TENNESSEE

  • ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 (4/8): 5
  • USA TODAY/NFCA Top 25 Poll (4/8): 4

  • The Friday and Sunday games of this week's Tennessee-Texas A&M series will be televised on ESPNU with Cara Capuano as the play-by-play announcer and Cheri Kempf providing analysis. All three games will also feature a live audio feed on WNML 990 AM and UTSports.com with Brian Rice on the call.
  • Tennessee is 5-0 all-time against Texas A&M and this weekend's games mark the Lady Vols' first games in College Station.
  • UT swept Texas A&M in 2013 with three of its most exciting wins that season. A three-run homer by Raven Chavanne in the bottom of the sixth lifted Tennessee to an 8-6 win over the Aggies in 2013's Game 1. In Game 2, the Lady Vols scored five in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run blast by Melissa Davin, en route to another 8-6 lead. Madison Shipman knocked a walk-off single down the right field line to give UT a 5-4 edge in Game 3 and the series sweep.
  • Tennessee is a perfect 5-0 against ranked teams this season with wins over No. 11/12 Nebraska, No. 13/11 Stanford and a three-game sweep of No. 4 Florida. In those games, UT is hitting .298 as a team and its pitchers combined for a 1.80 ERA. The Lady Vols are averaging 5.8 runs in those games and limiting their ranked opponents to 2.8 runs. Opposing ranked teams are hitting just .169 against Tennessee's pitching.
  • Tennessee is coming off an impressive 13-5 (5) win over Tennessee Tech on Tuesday. The Lady Vols scored seven runs in the first inning, one in the second and five in the fifth to win by run rule. UT belted three home runs in the first inning, its most in a single inning since knocking three homers in the fourth inning of a 19-1 (5) win over Tennessee State on April 2, 2013.
  • Tennessee ranks second in the SEC in hitting with a .334 team batting average and fouth in the conference with a 2.06 team ERA.
  • Senior Madison Shipman (.422 BA) and freshman Annie Aldrete (.413 BA) rank seventh and eighth, respectively, in the SEC in individual batting average. Shipman's 11 homers are tied for second-most in the league.
  • Senior Ellen Renfroe (22-2) leads the conference with 22 wins and ranks second with a 1.54 ERA and third with 166 strikeouts.
  • In SEC conference play, Tennessee has four of the league's top eight hitters. Shipman ranks second in the SEC with a .444 batting average over 12 conference games. Sophomore Rainey Gaffin is fourth with a .440 batting average while Annie Aldrete is sixth (.412) and Melissa Davin is eighth (.405).
  • Renfroe is 8-2 with a 2.36 ERA over 11 appearances and nine starts and nine starts in SEC play. She ranks second in league ERA and league wins. Renfroe has tallied 46 strikeouts over 56.1 innings and limited opposing hitters to a .200 batting average.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#4 Tennessee
(33-5, 9-3)
AT

Aggie Softball Complex
College Station, Texas
#21 Texas A&M
(27-12, 8-7)
All-Time: UT, 5-0
In College Station: 0-0
Most Recent Games:
3/22/13 UT W, 8-6
3/23/13 UT W, 8-6
3/24/13 UT W, 5-4

Friday, April 11
8 p.m. ET
Notes
WP - Rachel Fox (11-6)
LP - Ellen Renfroe (22-3)
Madison Shipman hit her 12th home run of the season to set a new personal best.

Saturday, April 12
5 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -

Sunday, April 13
1 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -

SEC Standings

Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Home Away Neutral Streak
Alabama 15 - 1 .937 37 - 5 .880 21-2 9-3 7-0 W11
Georgia 9 - 4 .692 35 - 6 .853 28-2 4-3 3-1 W3
Tennessee 9 - 4 .692 33 - 6 .846 14-1 7-4 12-1 L1
Kentucky 8 - 5 .615 34 - 8 .809 14-4 11-2 9-2 W5
Texas A&M 9 - 7 .562 29 - 11 .725 12-4 11-6 5-2 W1
Missouri 7 - 6 .538 31 - 9 .775 11-3 6-4 14-2 W4
Florida 8 - 7 .533 36 - 8 .818 16-4 5-4 15-0 W5
Auburn 6 - 7 .461 31 - 10 .750 24-5 3-4-1 4-1 L5
South Carolina 6 - 10 .375 26 - 15 .634 20-3 4-9 2-3 L1
LSU 4 - 8 .333 22 - 17 .564 14-9 4-7 4-1 L2
Mississippi St. 3 - 10 .250 30 - 14 .681 16-6 6-7 8-1 L3
Arkansas 3 - 10 .230 25 - 18 .581 15-8 4-7 6-3 W1
Ole Miss 3 - 10 .230 20 - 20 .500 10-5 5-11 5-4 L2
As of 4/12/14
At the Plate
Tennessee
Texas A&M
.334
Avg
.298
249
Runs
243
331
Hits
319
47
HR
40
234
RBI
218
.554
Slug
.472
44/55
SB/A
26/33
163
BB
168
.445
OBP
.407
In The Circle
Tennessee
Texas A&M
2.06
ERA
2.78
23
CG
11
14
Shutouts
3
3
Saves
6
247.2
IP
264.0
4.8
H/7
6.9
2.5
BB/7
2.0
7.5
K/7
4.3
.190
Opp BA
.259

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