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SOFTBALL CENTRAL: #4 UT vs. Miss. State

April 16, 2014


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DateOpponentTimeLinks/Results
Fri., April 18Mississippi State 2, #4 Tennessee 06 p.m. ETWNML 990 AM | Recap | Box Score
Sat., April 19#4 Tennessee 11, Mississippi State 52 p.m. ETWNML 990 AM | Recap | Box Score
Sun., April 20#4 Tennessee vs. Mississippi State1:30 p.m. ETWNML 990 AM | Live Video | Live Stats

NO. 4 TENNESSEE

  • ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 (4/15): 4
  • USA TODAY/NFCA Top 25 Poll (4/15): 4

  • Inclement weather canceled No. 4 Tennessee's Tuesday game against Eastern Kentucky.
  • UT 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 is 30-15 all-time against Mississippi State. The teams last played in 2012 with the Lady Vols taking a three-game sweep in Starkville.
  • Career vs. Mississippi State: Melissa Davin - .400 BA, 6 GP, 6 GS, 6-for-15, 1 HR, 1 3B, 4 RBIs, 8 R; Madison Shipman - .462 BA, 6 GP, 5 GS, 6-for-13, 4 RBIs, 3 R; Ellen Renfroe - 1.04 ERA, 3-1, 7 App, 4 GS, 3 CG, 2 SHO, 1 Save, 20.0 IP, 26 K

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

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.
Mississippi State
(33-14, 5-10)
All-Time: UT, 30-15
In Knoxville: 14-8
Most Recent Games:
3/23/12 UT W, 8-0 (5)
3/24/12 UT W, 10-3
3/25/12 UT W, 8-0 (5)

Friday, April 18
8 p.m. ET
Notes
WP - Alexis Silkwood (11-5)
LP - Ellen Renfroe (23-4)
Ellen Renfroe took a no-hitter into the seventh but MSU scored two runs off a two-run homer by Sam Lenahan.

Saturday, April 19
2 p.m. ET
Notes
WP - Cheyanne Tarango (3-1)
LP - Alison Owen (16-9)
Five different Lady Vols homered as UT tied the school record with five long balls in an 11-5 win on Saturday. Tennessee scored 10 runs in the first two innings.

Sunday, April 20
1:30 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -

SEC Standings

Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Home Away Neutral Streak
Alabama 15 - 3 .833 39 - 8 .829 21-2 10-5 8-1 W2
Kentucky 12 - 5 .705 38 - 8 .826 16-4 13-2 9-2 W9
Tennessee 12 - 5 .705 36 - 7 .837 15-2 9-4 12-1 W1
Missouri 12 - 6 .667 35 - 12 .744 14-3 8-6 13-3 W3
Georgia 11 - 6 .647 38 - 8 .826 30-2 5-5 3-1 W3
Florida 10 - 7 .588 39 - 8 .829 17-4 7-4 15-0 W8
LSU 8 - 9 .470 27 - 19 .586 16-10 7-8 4-1 W2
Texas A&M 9 - 11 .450 29 - 16 .644 13-8 11-6 5-2 L2
South Carolina 8 - 12 .400 29 - 17 .630 21-5 6-9 2-3 L2
Auburn 6 - 11 .352 32 - 14 .691 24-7 3-6-1 5-1 L2
Mississippi St. 6 - 11 .352 34 - 15 .693 18-6 8-8 8-1 L1
Arkansas 3 - 14 .176 25 - 22 .531 15-10 4-9 6-3 L4
Ole Miss 3 - 15 .167 22 - 25 .468 12-7 5-14 5-4 L3
As of 4/20/14
At the Plate
Tennessee
Miss. State
.335
Avg
.252
270
Runs
204
361
Hits
293
55
HR
26
255
RBI
186
.565
Slug
.379
44/55
SB/A
80/100
170
BB
166
.443
OBP
.369
In The Circle
Tennessee
Miss. State
2.16
ERA
2.17
25
CG
25
14
Shutouts
12
3
Saves
3
265.2
IP
313.0
4.9
H/7
4.9
2.4
BB/7
1.6
7.4
K/7
7.8
.179
Opp BA
.195

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