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Surging Softball Bucs look to top the Hatters Monday
Sunday, April 13, 2008
The Lady Bucs have won six of their last eight and a sweep over Stetson could go a long way in placing ETSU into next month's Atlantic Sun Tournament. ETSU - currently the fifth seed for the tournament - could jump to the third slot should they take two from the Hatters. The Softball Bucs and Campbell, who meet Thursday in
ETSU is coming off a sensational sweep over Longwood on Saturday. The Lady Bucs fought hard and rallied for a 4-3 win in game one, and hung on to a 3-2 victory in the nightcap. Sophomore Marissa Hardy (Rocklin, Calif.) earned both wins after tossing back-to-back complete games and has an astonishing 0.67 ERA (2 ER/21.0 IP) over her last three starts. While Hardy has been getting things done in the circle, fellow sophomore teammate Katy Jett (
Sweeping Stetson will not be an easy task for the Lady Buccaneers. The Hatters enter Monday's matinee with the lowest team ERA in the conference at 1.54 and feature one of the conference's top hurlers in Amanda Lindsey. Lindsey has the league's top ERA (1.10) and is 19-11 with 216 strikeouts and only 49 walks in 209.1 IP. However, the Hatters hitting has not been as hot this season. As a team, Stetson is batting a mere .173 in conference games and .229 overall; while averaging only 2.5 runs per game in 13 league contests.
Fans unable to attend the doubleheader can follow along online, courtesy of ETSU's live stats.
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