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SOFTBALL CENTRAL: 2014 SEC TOURNAMENT

May 5, 2014


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Link Central
DateOpponentTimeLinks/Results
Thurs., May 8Game 4: #2 Tennessee vs. #7 Kentucky1:30 p.m. ETESPNU | WatchESPN | Live Stats
Fri., May 9Game 7: UT/UK/MSU vs. Mizzou/LSU3 p.m. ETESPNU | WatchESPN | Live Stats
Sat., May 10SEC Championship Game8 p.m. ETESPN 2 | WNML 990 AM | WatchESPN | Live Stats

NO. 2 SEED TENNESSEE

  • USA TODAY/NFCA Top 25 Poll (4/29): 8
  • ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 (4/29): 9

  • All nine games of the 2014 SEC Softball Tournament will be televised and streamed online by the ESPN family of networks. The first eight games will be televised on ESPNU and the title game on Saturday at 8 p.m. will be on ESPN2. All games can also be seen online via WatchESPN.
  • Fans can also listen live to Brian Rice's broadcasts on UTSports.com for all of Tennessee's games in the SEC Softball Tournament. Saturday's championship game will also be aired live on WNML 990 AM.
  • Tennessee is the No. 2 seed in the 2014 SEC Tournament for the third-straight year after finishing the regular season with a 17-7 SEC record.
  • No. 2-seed Tennessee will play in Game 4 on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET against the winner of Wednesday's Game 1 between No. 7-seed Kentucky and No. 10-seed Mississippi State.
  • UT is 22-18 all-time in 14 SEC Tournament appearances. Tennessee won the SEC Tournament in 2006 and in 2011.
  • The Lady Vols went 2-1 in their three-game series at Kentucky just two weeks ago. UT won the first game, 6-3, on April 26 and Kentucky took the second game, 5-2, the next day. The Lady Vols enjoyed a big 9-2 win on April 27 to take the series. Melissa Davin hit a team-high .444 (4-for-9) with one homer against UK that week and Taylor Koenig and Madison Shipman each hit .400 (4-for-10) in the three games in Lexington. Annie Aldrete hit a pair of home runs against the Wildcats. Ellen Renfroe earned both wins, going 2-0 with a 13 strikeouts over 14 innings.
  • Tennessee went 1-2 against Mississippi State three weeks ago in Knoxville. The Bulldogs edged UT, 2-0, on April 18 before Tennessee evened the series with an 11-5 win on April 19. MSU used a seven-run sixth inning to defeat UT, 11-7, on April 20. Shipman hit Mississippi State pitching extremely well, batting .800 (4-for-5) with three homers, six RBIs, five runs and six walks. The Lady Vols combined for seven homers over three games against MSU pitching.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#2 Tennessee
(42-9, 17-7)
VS.

Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field
Columbia, S.C.
#7 Kentucky

All-Time vs. UK: UT, 37-13
This Season
UT took 2 of 3 at UK (4/25-27)

Thursday, May 8
1:30 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -
Tennessee is 22-18 all-time in the SEC Tournament. This season, the Lady Vols went 2-1 vs. Kentucky and 1-2 vs. Mississippi State.

SEC Standings

Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Home Away Neutral Streak
Alabama 19 - 5 .791 44 - 10 .814 23-3 13-6 8-1 W2
Tennessee 17 - 7 .708 42 - 9 .823 19-3 11-5 12-1 W4
Missouri 15 - 9 .625 41 - 15 .732 18-5 10-7 13-3 L2
Florida 15 - 9 .625 45 - 10 .818 19-6 11-4 15-0 W3
Georgia 15 - 9 .625 42 - 12 .778 33-4 6-7 3-1 W3
LSU 13 - 11 .541 34 - 21 .618 19-11 11-9 4-1 L1
Kentucky 13 - 11 .541 41 - 13 .745 17-7 15-5 9-2 L3
South Carolina 11 - 13 .458 35 - 19 .648 27-7 6-9 2-3 W2
Auburn 11 - 13 .458 38 - 16 .700 28-7 5-8-1 5-1 L2
Mississippi St. 10 - 14 .417 38 - 18 .678 20-7 10-10 8-1 W1
Texas A&M 9 - 15 .375 35 - 20 .636 18-10 11-9 5-2 W4
Arkansas 5 - 19 .208 27 - 28 .490 15-14 6-11 6-3 L6
Ole Miss 3 - 21 .125 22 - 31 .415 12-10 5-17 5-4 L9
As of 5/5/14
At the Plate
Tennessee
Kentucky
.323
Avg
.273
334
Runs
263
434
Hits
391
70
HR
60
314
RBI
231
.555
Slug
.456
55/68
SB/A
36/53
217
BB
183
.435
OBP
.369
At the Plate
Tennessee
Miss. State
.323
Avg
.261
334
Runs
261
434
Hits
366
70
HR
33
314
RBI
235
.555
Slug
.389
55/68
SB/A
83/105
217
BB
198
.435
OBP
.378

Game Notes

SEC Tournament Bracket


 

 

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