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ETSU opens three-game series versus Northern Kentucky
Northern Kentucky (3-24, 1-9 A-Sun)
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East Tennessee State (12-15, 2-8 A-Sun)
3/29/2014 | Johnson City, Tenn. | Attendance: 111
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Northern Kentucky0311000571
East Tennessee State000204X662
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: LEON (2-4) 5.232122
Loss: CAUDILL (0-14) 0.211100
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
DAVIS (NKU) 402100
FOX (ETSU) 301000
EVERETT (ETSU) 111000
WOLFF (ETSU) 311000
BAIRD (ETSU) 201010
KNOETZE (ETSU) 221211
CARTER (ETSU) 311301

Friday, March 28, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 28, 2014) – After a week-long break, the ETSU softball team will be back in action this weekend, hosting Northern Kentucky in league play Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

ETSU will play a double-header Saturday followed by one game Sunday. For directions to Betty Basler Field, click here.

Saturday, March 29

Game One: NKU vs. ETSU – 1:00 p.m. – LIVE STATS

Game Two: NKU vs. ETSU – 3:00 p.m. – LIVE STATS

Sunday, March 30

Game Three: NKU vs. ETSU – 1:00 p.m. – LIVE STATS

GETTING UP TO SPEED

Last weekend, ETSU was swept in a three-game series by third-place Stetson.

The Buccaneers (11-15, 1-8), who averaged nearly nine hits per game in their first two three-game series of the season, have been limited to a combined 20 hits in their last six league games, three against Florida Gulf Coast and three versus Stetson.

Senior catcher Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) will enter the weekend tied with Stephanie Gaynord (2004-07) for ETSU's single-season record of 11 home runs. Baird, who currently ranks second in the nation for home runs per game (0.42), stands just one homer shy of matching Gaynord's program record of 25 career long balls.

The Bucs are in the midst of their worst slump of the year, having lost eight of their last nine games.

View ETSU's cumulative stats here.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY - Highland Heights, Ky.

The Norse (3-23, 1-8) has lost nine of its last 10 games, including being no-hit by Butler March 26 in Indianapolis.

NKU's lone conference victory came Saturday, March 22 when the Norse defeated North Florida, 9-7, matching its highest offensive output of the season.

The Norse are just 1-13 in road games this season.

BY THE NUMBERS (as of March 25)

  ETSU NKU
Runs per game (A-Sun rank)  4.42 (6) 2.46 (10)
Earned runs average 5.19 (9) 8.66 (10)
Batting average 0.254 (8) 0.217 (10)
Fielding pct. 0.955 (6) 0.927 (10)

 

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