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SOFTBALL CENTRAL: #4 UT vs. E. Kentucky

April 14, 2014


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DateOpponentTimeLinks/Results
Tues., April 15#4 Tennessee vs. Eastern Kentucky6 p.m. ETWNML 990 AM | Live Video | Live Stats

NO. 4 TENNESSEE

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

  • No. 4 Tennessee went 3-1 last week with a midweek win over Tennessee Tech and two wins and a loss at No. 21 Texas A&M.
  • UT enjoyed two of its best offensive games last week, crushing Tennessee Tech, 13-5 (5), with four home runs on April 8 and surging past Texas A&M, 15-2 (5), with a school-record-tying five home runs on April 12.
  • Senior Madison Shipman was named SEC Player of the Week after hitting .500 with five home runs, eight RBIs, seven runs, a 1.750 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base percentage (2.350 OPS).
  • Shipman is the third Tennessee softball player to earn SEC Player of the Week honors three times in a career, joining Raven Chavanne (2010-13, six times) and Lindsay Schutzler (2004-07, three times).
  • With five home runs on the week, Shipman moved to third place on Tennessee's all-time list. Shipman now has 40 career homers and trails only Tonya Callahan (51 from 2005-08) and Lauren Gibson (46 from 2010-13).
  • Freshman Annie Aldrete also enjoyed an impressive week at the plate last week, hitting .462 with two homers, two doubles and eight RBIs.
  • Sophomore Haley Tobler hit a team-high .600 last week, going 6-for-10 with one double and one RBI.
  • Tennessee begins a five-game home stand this week with Tuesday's game against Eastern Kentucky and three games against Mississippi State from April 18-20. The Lady Vols will play Furman at home on April 22 before their final regular-season road trip of the year at Kentucky from April 25-27.
  • Tennessee is 7-0 all-time against Eastern Kentucky. The Lady Vols took an 8-0 (5) win over the Colonels in 2013. Rainey Gaffin hit the first grand slam of her career in last year's game. Tennessee has outscored Eastern Kentucky by a combined score of 45-12. UT is 4-0 against EKU in Knoxville.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#4 Tennessee
(35-6, 11-4 SEC)
VS

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.
Eastern Kentucky
(22-15, 10-5 OVC)
All-Time: UT, 7-0
In Knoxville: UT, 4-0
Most Recent Games:
3/7/99 UT W, 10-2 (6)
3/12/00 UT W, 11-7
3/27/13 UT W, 8-0 (5)

Tuesday, April 15
6 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -
Tennessee took an 8-0, five-inning win over Eastern Kentucky on March 27, 2013, in Knoxville. Rainey Gaffin hit the first grand slam of her career in the third inning. Ivy Renfroe fanned six in a five-inning, one-hit shutout.

SEC Standings

Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Home Away Neutral Streak
Alabama 15 - 3 .833 37 - 7 .840 21-2 9-5 7-0 L2
Tennessee 11 - 4 .733 35 - 6 .853 14-1 9-4 12-1 W2
Kentucky 10 - 5 .667 36 - 8 .818 14-4 13-2 9-2 W7
Missouri 9 - 6 .600 32 - 10 .761 11-3 8-4 13-3 W6
Georgia 9 - 6 .600 35 - 8 .813 28-2 4-5 3-1 L2
Florida 8 - 7 .533 37 - 8 .822 17-4 5-4 15-0 W6
Texas A&M 9 - 9 .500 29 - 13 .690 12-6 11-6 5-2 L2
South Carolina 8 - 10 .444 28 - 15 .651 20-3 6-9 2-3 W2
Auburn 6 - 9 .400 31 - 12 .715 24-7 3-4-1 4-1 L7
LSU 6 - 9 .400 24 - 18 .571 16-10 4-7 4-1 W2
Mississippi St. 5 - 10 .333 32 - 14 .695 18-6 6-7 8-1 W2
Ole Miss 3 - 12 .200 20 - 22 .476 10-7 5-11 5-4 L4
Arkansas 3 - 12 .200 25 - 20 .555 15-10 4-7 6-3 L2
As of 4/14/14
At the Plate
Tennessee
Eastern Kentucky
.335
Avg
.247
270
Runs
134
361
Hits
234
55
HR
25
255
RBI
108
.565
Slug
.367
44/55
SB/A
32/48
170
BB
76
.443
OBP
.318
In The Circle
Tennessee
Eastern Kentucky
2.16
ERA
2.29
25
CG
19
14
Shutouts
9
3
Saves
3
265.2
IP
247.1
4.9
H/7
5.0
2.4
BB/7
1.8
7.4
K/7
8.3
.192
Opp BA
.197

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