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NCAA SUPER REGIONAL CENTRAL

May 23, 2013

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Super Regional Schedule

Friday, May 24

7 p.m.
Game 1
Tennessee 3, Alabama 2

Saturday, May 25

5 p.m.
Game 2
Tennessee vs. Alabama (H)
8 p.m.
Game 3
Tennessee (H) vs. Alabama
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Ticket Information
All-session packages for the Super Regional are SOLD OUT. Fans are welcome to watch for free from the 2nd level of Regal Soccer Stadium.

Parking Information
Parking is available adjacent to Sherri Parker Lee Stadium, which is located just off Neyland Drive. For complete directions, click here.

AT A GLANCE
Series History
No. 7 Seed Tennessee
(47-10, 16-6 SEC)
VS.

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.

No. 10 Seed Alabama
(45-13, 13-11 SEC)
All-Time: Alabama, 33-18
In Knoxville: UA leads, 12-10
Three Meetings in 2013:
3/8/13 UT W, 4-3
3/9/13 UT W, 2-1
3/10/13 UA W, 7-1

GAME 1: Friday, May 24
Tennessee 3, Alabama 2
Notes
Win - Ivy Renfroe (20-4)
Loss - Jackie Traina (19-7)
Hannah Akamine hit a solo home run and Cheyanne Tarango had a two-RBI hit to center field to lift Tennessee to victory.

GAME 2: Saturday, May 25
5 p.m. ET
Notes
Win -
Loss -
Saturday's Game 2 will be televised nationally on ESPN and online on WatchESPN.com. Beth Mowins is the play-by-play announcer and Jessica Mendoza is the analyst. There will also be free live audio on UTSports.com and on WNML 990 AM with Brian Rice on the call. Live stats will be available through UTSports.com.

GAME 3: Saturday, May 25 (if necessary)
8 p.m. ET
Notes
Win -
Loss -
If played, Game 3 will be televised nationally on ESPN2. Beth Mowins is the play-by-play announcer and Jessica Mendoza is the analyst. There will also be free live audio on UTSports.com and on WNML 990 AM with Brian Rice on the call. Live stats will be available through UTSports.com.

TENNESSEE

  • The Lady Vols (47-10, 16-6 SEC) finished second in the SEC in the regular season and advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament. UT went 3-0 in the Knoxville Regional last week with wins over Longwood and NC State (twice). Tennessee ranks among the best in the nation in a slew of statistical categories including:
  • Category (National Rank)
  • Team Batting Average: .337 (4th)
  • Team Scoring (RPG): 7.05 (3rd)
  • Team Fielding Percentage: .974 (11th)
  • Team ERA: 1.82 (13th)
  • Raven Chavanne is a Top 3 Finalist for USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. She is just the third Lady Vol to make it to the Top 3, joining Monica Abbott (who won in 2007) and Tonya Callahan (2008). Chavanne ranks fourth in the nation with a .470 batting average and a 1.19 runs scored per game average. She also is 11th in the country in stolen bases per game with a 0.68 average (39-for-40). Chavanne is also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.
  • Lauren Gibson was named the SEC Player of the year after outstanding play in conference games. She was also a Top 10 Finalist for USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. On the year, Gibson is batting .416 (40th in the nation) with 18 home runs (t-16th) and 66 RBIs (1.16 average is 12th in nation).
  • Chavanne, Gibson, Kat Dotson and Madison Shipman earned NFCA All-Southeast Region first team honors. Ellen Renfroe was named to the All-Southeast Region second team.
  • Chavanne, Shipman and Ellen Renfroe were named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 First Team.
  • Chavanne, Gibson, Kat Dotson and Madison Shipman earned first Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team honors.
  • Tennessee is 18-33 all-time against Alabama and 10-12 against the Crimson Tide in games played in Knoxville.
  • The Lady Vols took two of three in their 2013 season series against Alabama from March 8-10.
  • UT has three players with double-digit home runs. Gibson has 18 and Madison Shipman and Cheyanne Tarango each homered in the Regionals to move their season totals to 10.
  • Ellen Renfroe's 11-inning, 13 strikeout gem in UT's 1-0 win over NC State on May 18 marked her first win in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Ivy Renfroe continues to be one of the most dominant NCAA Tournament pitchers. With two shutout wins last week, she is now 15-4 all-time in NCAA Tournament play with a 1.53 ERA and 121 strikeouts over 118.2 innings.

POST-PRACTICE: TENNESSEE (5/23)

ALABAMA

  • The Crimson Tide(45-13) finished eighth in the SEC in the regular season and fell in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament to eventual champ Florida. Alabama also ranks among the best in the nation in a slew of statistical categories including:
  • Category (National Rank)
  • Team Batting Average: .334 (7th)
  • Team Scoring (RPG): 7.00 (4th)
  • Stolen Bases Per Game: 1.98 (10th)
  • Sluggin Percentage: .510(17th)
  • The defending national champions went 3-0 in the Tuscaloosa Regional with wins over Jacksonville State and Western Kentucky (twice).
  • Alabama features a well-rounded lineup that has eight batters hitting .314 or higher, two high-average speedsters (Kayla Braud and Haylie McCleney) and two major power threats (Kaila Hunt, Jackie Traina).
  • Kayla Braud leads the team with a .476 batting average and 38 stolen bases. Haylie McCleney is right behid her with a .466 average and 29 stolen bases. Andrea Hawkins (.387 BA), Kaila Hunt (.378 BA, 15 HRs, 60 RBIs) and Jackie Traina (.333 BA, 13 HRs, 45 RBIs) round out the Tide's top five hitters.
  • In the circle, Jackie Traina (19-6, 2.48 ERA, 208 Ks, 188.1 IP) and Leslie Jury (18-7, 2.54 ERA, 101 Ks, 132.1 IP) are a formidable 1-2 punch.

POST-PRACTICE: ALABAMA (5/23)

SEC Standings

EASTERN
Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Home Away Neutral Streak
Florida 18 - 6 .750 55 - 7 .887 30-3 13-3 12-1 W6
Tennessee 16 - 6 .727 47 - 10 .825 18-2 13-5 16-3 W3
Missouri 15 - 8 .652 38 - 12 .760 14-5 16-5 8-2 L1
Georgia 14 - 9 .609 40 - 21 .656 24-8 8-8 8-5 L1
Kentucky 13 - 11 .542 41 - 19 .683 14-9 14-8 13-2 W1
South Carolina 8 - 16 .333 34 - 25 .576 8-10 12-11 14-4 L1

WESTERN
Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Home Away Neutral Streak
LSU 15 - 8 .652 42 - 16 .724 26-6 9-6 7-4 L1
Arkansas 12 - 10 .545 36 - 20 .643 19-6 8-10 9-4 L1
Alabama 13 - 11 .542 45 - 13 .776 26-6 10-6 9-1 W3
Texas A&M 10 - 13 .435 42 - 16 .724 29-6 6-8 7-2 W1
Mississippi St. 8 - 16 .333 32 - 24 .571 14-9 8-13 10-2 L4
Auburn 7 - 17 .292 30 - 23 .566 22-12 7-9 1-2 L3
Ole Miss 3 - 21 .125 25 - 31 .446 14-13 3-15 8-3 W2
As of 5/23/13
At the Plate
Tennessee
Alabama
.337
Avg
.335
402
Runs
406
508
Hits
517
62
HR
63
368
RBI
356
.532
Slug
.511
108/125
SB/A
116/130
.432
OBP
.427
In the Circle
Tennessee
Alabama
1.82
ERA
2.46
21
Shutouts
13
4.9
H/7
5.6
2.4
BB/7
3.5
7.3
K/7
6.8
.192
Opp BA
.218

Game Notes
NCAA Bracket


 

 

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