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SOFTBALL CENTRAL: #4 UT vs. Furman

April 22, 2014


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Tues., April 22#4 Tennessee vs. Furman6 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

  • No. 4 Tennessee went 1-2 last week against Mississippi State. Furman is coming off a doubleheader split at ETSU on April 16, taking a 7-3 win before falling, 5-0.
  • Shipman was outstanding at the plate last week, batting .800 (4-for-5) and reaching base in 10 of 11 plate appearances (she drew six walks). Shipman crushed three home runs and drove in six runs.
  • Shipman's 17 home runs on the season rank second-most all-time on Tennessee's single-season list behind only Lauren Gibson's 19 in 2013.
  • UT is batting .330 as a team and its pitchers have combined for a 2.39 ERA.
  • Shipman has a team-high .438 batting average with 17 homers, 10 doubles, 43 RBIs and 47 runs.
  • Annie Aldrete ranks second on the team with a .387 batting average to go with 12 doubles, two triples, 11 homers and a team-high 45 RBIs.
  • Melissa Davin is enjoying her best year as a senior, hitting .338 with 11 homers, 11 doubles and 36 RBIs.
  • Shaliyah Geathers (.352 BA) and Haley Tobler (.349 BA) have been key contributors offensively since becoming lineup regulars in the second half of the season.
  • Ace Ellen Renfroe is 23-5 witha 1.96 ERA and 193 strikeouts over 175.1 innings.
  • Furman is batting .241 as a team and its pitchers have combined for a 3.38 ERA.
  • Furman's top hitter is Nikki Legg, who paces the team with a .302 batting average and 42 hits. Lauren Collier is the Paladins' ace with a 14-9 record and a 2.86 ERA.
  • Tennessee next heads to Lexington, Ky., for a three-game series at No. 8 Kentucky from April 25-27.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#4 Tennessee
(36-8, 12-6 SEC)
VS

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.
Furman
(25-20, 9-5 SoCon)
All-Time: UT, 8-0
In Knoxville: UT, 5-0
Most Recent Games:
3/5/11 UT W, 6-4
3/27/12 UT W, 1-0
3/27/12 UT W, 8-0 (6)

Tuesday, April 22
6 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -
Tennessee last faced Furman on March 27, 2012, sweeping the Paladins in a doubleheader. Ellen Renfroe is 2-0 vs. Furman with a 0.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts over eight hitless, shutout innings.

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 - 6 .667 38 - 9 .808 16-5 13-2 9-2 L1
Missouri 12 - 6 .667 35 - 12 .744 14-3 8-6 13-3 W3
Tennessee 12 - 6 .667 36 - 8 .818 15-3 9-4 12-1 L1
Florida 11 - 7 .611 40 - 8 .833 17-4 8-4 15-0 W9
Georgia 11 - 7 .611 38 - 9 .809 30-3 5-5 3-1 L1
LSU 8 - 10 .444 27 - 20 .574 16-10 7-9 4-1 L1
Texas A&M 9 - 12 .428 29 - 17 .630 13-9 11-6 5-2 L3
South Carolina 9 - 12 .428 30 - 17 .638 22-5 6-9 2-3 W1
Auburn 7 - 11 .388 33 - 14 .697 24-7 4-6-1 5-1 W1
Mississippi St. 7 - 11 .388 35 - 15 .700 18-6 9-8 8-1 W1
Arkansas 4 - 14 .222 26 - 22 .541 15-10 5-9 6-3 W1
Ole Miss 3 - 15 .167 22 - 25 .468 12-7 5-14 5-4 L3
As of 4/21/14
At the Plate
Tennessee
Furman
.330
Avg
.241
288
Runs
153
382
Hits
277
62
HR
27
272
RBI
138
.565
Slug
.368
45/56
SB/A
40/52
186
BB
113
.440
OBP
.315
In The Circle
Tennessee
Furman
2.39
ERA
3.38
26
CG
17
14
Shutouts
9
3
Saves
7
286.2
IP
300.0
5.1
H/7
7.0
2.5
BB/7
2.9
7.4
K/7
5.7
.197
Opp BA
.258

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