SS - 6-1
Weekly Stats: .800 BA, 5 AB, 5 R, 4 H, 3 HR, 6 RBIs, 2.600 SLG%, .909 OB%
Season Stats: .438 BA, 130 AB, 47 R, 57 H, 10 2B, 17 HR, 43 RBIs, .908 SLG%, .558 OB%
Notes:Madison Shipman was just about perfect at the plate this week, hitting .800 (4-for-5) with three homers and six RBIs and reaching base in a remarkable 10 of 11 plate appearances. Her slugging percentage was 2.600 and her on-base percentage was .909 - good for an out-of-this-world 3.509 OPS.
Shipman drew a pair of walks and went 1-for-1 with a single to the shortstop on Friday in a 2-0 loss to Mississippi State. On Saturday against the Bulldogs, she smashed a smashed a three-run homer in the first inning that gave Tennessee a 3-1 lead and added a pair of walks and a pair of runs en route to an 11-5 UT win. Shipman contributed one of five UT home runs in the Saturday win, tying the single-game school record set on April 25, 1999 against Southern Miss and matched recently on April 12 at then-No. 21 Texas A&M. On Sunday, Shipman crushed two home runs in Tennessee's 11-7 loss to MSU with a solo shot in the fifth and a two-run shot in the sixth.
With three home runs on the weekend, Shipman pushed her season total to 17 home runs - the second-most in a single season in Tennessee history behind Lauren Gibson's school record of 19 homers in 2013. She also pushed her career total to 43. Shipman ranks third on UT's all-time homer list behind only Tonya Callahan (51 from 2005-08) and Lauren Gibson (46 from 2010-13).
Sunday's game marked her fourth multi-home run game of the season. Shipman smashed two of her nine multi-run homers on the season this week against Mississippi State.