April 14, 2014
|Tues., April 15||#4 Tennessee vs. Eastern Kentucky||6 p.m. ET||WNML 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.
(35-6, 11-4 SEC)
Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
(22-15, 10-5 OVC)
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)
|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|