JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 27, 2008) - The Softball Bucs are one of five teams that hold a .500 mark in league play, but after facing North Florida and Jacksonville this weekend at Metro-Kiwanis Park ETSU will hope to break from the middle of the pack and become one of the Atlantic Sun frontrunners.
ETSU - who currently have won seven of its last eight games and sit 3-3 in A-Sun action - hosts UNF Friday afternoon in a critical conference doubleheader. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.
The Lady Bucs are coming off a dramatic sweep over Presbyterian on Wednesday night. ETSU had to rally back for a 6-5 victory in game one; however, sophomore Marissa Hardy (
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Another trio has also heated up in their last four games as well. Junior outfielder Cat Zyskowski (
While the Lady Buccaneers look to break from the middle of the pack in league play, the task will not be an easy one.
The Lady Ospreys are led by sophomore left-hander Devyn Findley in the circle and junior Heather Hyde and senior Gwen Williams at the plate. Findley - last season's Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year - is 15-7 with a 1.54 ERA (33 ER/149.2 IP) in 25 appearances (21 starts) this season. At the plate, Hyde is hitting a team-best .350, but Williams has belted eight doubles, nine home runs and 36 RBIs in 42 games played. Williams was also named Player of the Week after recording a .381 average with two homers, including a grand slam in the 10-1 win over
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