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NCAA REGIONAL CENTRAL

May 14, 2013


Participating Teams
Knoxville Regional Schedule

Friday, May 17

3:30 p.m.
Game 1
NC State 2, James Madison 0
6 p.m.
Game 2
Tennessee 9, Longwood 0 (5)

Saturday, May 18

1:30 p.m.
Game 3
NC State vs. Tennessee
6 p.m.
Game 4
James Madison vs. Longwood
6:30 p.m.
Game 5
NC State vs. James Madison

Sunday, May 19

1:30 p.m.
Game 6
NC State (H) vs. Tennessee
4 p.m.
Game 7 (If Necessary)
Game 3 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
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All-Session Tickets for the NCAA Regional games hosted by Tennessee Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19 are currently on sale at UTTix.com or by calling 865-656-1200. Single session tickets will go on sale at Lee Stadium ticket windows each day when the gates open one (1) hour prior to the first game. For the most up-to-date information about game times and inclement weather, call the SOFTBALL INFORMATION LINE at 865-946-4444 or follow @LadyVol_Sftball on Twitter.

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TENNESSEE

  • The Lady Vols (44-10, 16-6 SEC) finished second in the SEC in the regular season and advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament. Tennessee ranks among the best in the nation in a slew of statistical categories including:
  • Category (National Rank)
  • Team Batting Average: .340 (3rd)
  • Team Scoring (RPG): 7.13 (4th)
  • Team Fielding Percentage: .975 (10th)
  • Team ERA: 1.94 (17th)
  • Raven Chavanne and Lauren Gibson are Top 10 Finalists for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. Chavanne ranks third in the nation with a .471 batting average and is fourth in the nation with 1.20 runs scored per game. She also is eighth in the country in stolen bases per game with a 0.72 average (39-for-39). Chavanne is also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. Gibson was named the SEC Player of the year after outstanding play in conference games. On the year, Gibson is batting .429 (27th in the nation) with 18 home runs (t-15th) and 66 RBIs (1.22 average is ninth in nation). Chavanne, Gibson, Kat Dotson and Madison Shipman earned first Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team honors. Chavanne, Shipman and Ellen Renfroe were named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 First Team.
  • Tennessee is a combined 6-0 all-time against James Madison, Longwood and NC State entering the 2013 Knoxville Regional.
  • The Lady Vols are 2-0 all-time against James Madison. UT was scheduled to play JMU in a doubleheader on April 24, but rain canceled the series. The last time the Lady Vols and the Bulldogs played was on May 15, 2009 with UT taking 4-3 win in the 2009 Knoxville Regional thanks to a seventh-inning RBI single by Jessica Spigner.
  • UT and Longwood have played just once before. On March 6, 2005, the Lady Vols took an 8-0 win in five frames in the Charleston Southern Tournament in Summerville, S.C. Monica Abbott and Stacey Jennings combined for nine strikeouts over five innings of one-hit ball. Lindsay Schutzler went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs. Kortney Bell had a pinch-hit two-RBI single and Tonya Callahan scored two runs.
  • Tennessee is 3-0 all-time against NC State. The teams played twice this season in the USF Softball Classic in Tampa, Fla. UT took a 7-0 win on Feb. 15 as Ivy Renfroe tossed seven strikeouts in a three-hit shutout while Lauren Gibson and Cheyanne Tarango each had two hits and two RBIs. The Lady Vols won the tournament crown with an 8-2 win on Feb. 17 as>Raven Chavanne clubbed a three-run homer and Ellen Renfroe fanned 13 batters in a complete game.

JAMES MADISON

  • The Bulldogs (41-15) finished second place in the CAA with an 18-3 conference record and took second place in the CAA Tournament. JMU averages 5.14 runs scored and 2.52 runs allowed per game with a .313 team batting average and a 1.92 team ERA. James Madison ranks high nationally in a variety of categories:
  • Category (National Rank)
  • Team Batting Average: .313 (25th)
  • Stolen Bases Per Game: 2.48 (1st)
  • Team ERA: 1.92 (15th)
  • Sophomore utility player Sarah Mooney was named CAA Player of the Year and rookie pitcher/first baseman Jailyn Ford was named CAA Rookie of the Year. Mooney batting .413 on the season with 17 home runs (t-23rd in the nation), nine doubles, 67 RBIs (1.2 RBI/game ranks 11th in the nation) and 16 stolen bases. Ford has a .375 batting average with 14 homers, 11 doubles, 45 RBIs and nine stolen bases. In the circle, Ford is 23-5 with a 1.66 ERA and 199 strikeouts in 177.0 innings pitched. She is half of a dynamic tandem in the circle with Heather Kiefer, who is 14-7 with a 1.40 ERA and 61 strikeouts over 129.2 frames.

LONGWOOD

  • The Lancers (41-18) finished third in the Big South with a 16-8 regular-season conference record. Longwood defeated Winthrop, 10-2, to win the Big South Tournament title. The team is averaging 7.03 runs scored and 3.66 runs allowed per game with a .319 team batting average and a 2.94 team ERA. The Lancers boast one of the most potent offense in the country:
  • Category (National Rank)
  • Team Batting Average: .319 (20th)
  • Team Scoring (RPG): 7.03 (6th)
  • Team Home Runs Per Game: 1.36 (13th)
  • Team Doubles Per Game: 1.53 (16th)
  • Team Slugging Percentage: .542 (9th)
  • Longwood is loaded with power hitters as it has combined for 80 home runs in 59 games. Megan Baltzell leads the nation with 30 home runs to go with a .420 batting average, 78 RBIs, 14 doubles and 14 stolen bases. Brooke Short was named the Big South Player of the Year. On the season, Short is batting .430 with 18 RBIs, 69 RBIs and 15 doubles. Emily Murphy ranks third on the team with 14 homers and 68 RBIs. Libby Morris and Short comprise LU's 1-2 punch in the circle. Morris is 21-8 on the year with a 2.90 ERA and 90 strikeouts over 166.2 innings pitched. Short is 18-8 with a 3.07 ERA and 94 strikeouts over 153.0 innings.

NC STATE

  • The Wolfpack (33-18-1) finished the regular season second in the ACC with a 13-7 conference mark. NC State won the ACC Tournament with a 1-0 win over Florida State. NC State surged in the second half of its season going 22-5 since March 23. The team is currently on a 12-game winning streak. The Wolfpack is averaging 5.38 runs scored and 2.69 runs allowed per game with a .276 team batting average and a 2.37 team ERA. Power hitting has been NC State's strength this season as the Wolfpack's 82 home runs rank second in the nation:
  • Category (National Rank)
  • Team Home Runs Per Game: 1.65 (2nd)
  • Team Slugging Percentage: .513 (18th)
  • Emily Weiman was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year. On the season, she is 31-16 with a 1.92 ERA and 259 strikeouts in 295.0 innings. Renada Davis is NC State's biggest offensive weapon. Davis is tied for second in the nation with 26 home runs on the year to go with a .318 batting average and 50 RBIs. Hanna Sommer (.303 BA, 10 homers), Caitlin Dent (.303 BA, 14 homers) and Scout Albertson (.296 BA, 12 homers) have also contributed double-digit home run totals.

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