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NORMAN SUPER REGIONAL CENTRAL

May 20, 2014


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Link Central
DateOpponentTimeLinks/Results
Fri.,May 23GAME 1: OU 8, Tennessee 17 p.m. ETESPN2 | WNML 990 AM | Recap | Box Score
Sat.,May 24GAME 2: Tennessee 4, OU 05 p.m. ETESPN | WNML 990 AM | WatchESPN | Live Stats
Sun.,May 25GAME 3: #7 OU (H) vs. #10 Tennessee3 p.m. ETESPN2 | WNML 990 AM | WatchESPN | Live Stats

NO. 10 SEED TENNESSEE

  • USA TODAY/NFCA Top 25 Poll (5/13): 9
  • ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 (5/13): 8

  • Friday's 7 p.m. ET Game 1 of the Norman Super Regional will be televised on ESPN2. Game 2 will be on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN with Game 3 (if necessary) at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Beth Mowins will be the play-by-play announcer with Jessica Mendoza providing analysis. Fans can also listen live to Brian Rice on WNML 990 AM for all Norman Super Regional games.
  • Tennessee is coming off an impressive run through the Knoxville Regional, going 3-0, and outscoring Charleston Southern, Virginia Tech and Lipscomb by a combined score of 26-3.
  • UT set several records last week in the NCAA Regionals, including: 12 runs (most-ever for UT in NCAA Tournament play, achieved vs. CSU and VT); 12-run margin of victory (largest-ever for UT in NCAA Tournament, 12-0 (5) win vs. VT); 6 HRs (most ever in school history in a single game); 8 runs in first inning vs. CSU (ties most in a single inning for UT in NCAA Tournament play).
  • Freshman Annie Aldrete tied the Tennessee single-season home run record with two homers against Virginia Tech on May 17, giving her 19 on the year to match Lauren Gibson's single-season record set in 2013. Senior Madison Shipman hit a home run against the Hokies to give her 18 homers on the year, one away from tying the record as well.
  • This week's NCAA Super Regional matchup against Oklahoma marks the Lady Vols' seventh trip to the Super Regionals. UT adavanced to the Women's College World Series in each of its previous six trips to Supers. The Norman Super Regional will be UT's third road Super Regional, following the 2005 Palo Alto Supers and the 2010 Ann Arbor Supers. Tennessee is 12-3 all-time in Super Regional games and this is the school's first road Super Regional since 2010.
  • This year's Super Regional matchup marks the second-straight year and the third time that Tennessee will face the defending national champion in the Supers. In 2006, Tennessee defeated 2005 National Champion Michigan in three games in Knoxville. In 2013, UT topped 2012 champ Alabama in two games in Knoxville.
  • Senior ace Ellen Renfroe currently has 995 career strikeouts entering this week's games, five more would make her just the second Tennessee pitcher to reach 1,000, joining legend and NCAA record-holder Monica Abbott (2,440 from 2004-07).
  • The 2014 Norman Super Regional is also a rematch of the 2013 Women's College World Series Championship Series. The Lady Vols and the Sooners gave fans one of the most thrilling games in softball history in Game 1 of the title series on June 4, 2013. In a pitcher's duel between Ellen Renfroe and Keilani Ricketts, Madison Shipman ended a long stalemate with a three-run homer in the top of the 11th inning. OU answered with three runs in the bottom of the 11th and two more in the bottom of the 12th off a walk-off homer by Lauren Chamberlain that gave the Sooners a 5-3 win.
  • Tennessee is 3-2 all-time vs. Oklahoma, winning the first three meetings between the teams (two in 2009, one in 2010).

AT A GLANCE
Series History
#10 Tennessee
(45-10)
VS.

Marita Hynes Field
Norman, Okla.
#7 Oklahoma
(48-10)
All-Time: UT, 3-2
In Norman: UT, 1-0
Most Recent Games:
2/14/10 UT W, 4-2
6/4/13 OU W, 5-3 (12)
6/5/13 OU W, 4-0

Friday, May 23
OU 8, UT 1
Notes
WP - Kelsey Stevens (36-7)
LP - Ellen Renfroe (29-7)
Oklahoma held a 2-0 lead before a rain delay and UT could not bounce back after play resumed as the Sooner bats stayed hot.

Saturday, May 24
UT 4, OU 0
Notes
WP - Kelsey Stevens (36-8)
LP - Ellen Renfroe (30-7)
The Lady Vols have pushed defending National Champion to a decisive Game 3 after topping Oklahoma, 4-0, in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional on Saturday night.

Sunday, May 25
3:00 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -

SEC Standings

Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Home Away Neutral Streak
Alabama 19 - 5 .791 48 - 11 .814 26-3 13-6 9-2 W3
Tennessee 17 - 7 .708 45 - 10 .818 22-3 11-5 12-2 W3
Missouri 15 - 9 .625 43 - 18 .705 20-7 10-7 13-4 L2
Florida 15 - 9 .625 48 - 11 .814 22-6 11-4 15-1 W3
Georgia 15 - 9 .625 49 - 13 .790 37-5 6-7 6-1 W3
LSU 13 - 11 .541 38 - 24 .613 19-11 12-11 7-2 L1
Kentucky 13 - 11 .541 47 - 16 .746 20-8 15-5 12-3 W1
South Carolina 11 - 13 .458 36 - 22 .621 27-8 6-9 3-5 L1
Auburn 11 - 13 .458 42 - 19 .685 28-7 7-9-1 7-3 L1
Mississippi St. 10 - 14 .417 39 - 21 .655 20-7 10-10 9-4 L1
Texas A&M 9 - 15 .375 37 - 22 .627 19-10 11-11 7-2 L1
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 5/20/14
At the Plate
Tennessee
Oklahoma
.320
Avg
.327
360
Runs
427
463
Hits
484
79
HR
80
339
RBI
394
.559
Slug
.555
60/74
SB/A
65/74
237
BB
270
.433
OBP
.440
In The Circle
Tennessee
Oklahoma
2.23
ERA
2.77
32
CG
23
17
Shutouts
15
4
Saves
4
357.2
IP
358.2
5.2
H/7
6.0
2.5
BB/7
2.6
7.3
K/7
6.2
.201
Opp BA
.327

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