JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2008) - After a month and a half of conditioning, practicing and playing in two tournaments, the ETSU softball team is set to close the door on the fall season, as the Buccaneers host their fourth annual Blue/Gold Classic on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. at
The Lady Buccaneers wrap up a productive fall season on Saturday, playing an eight-inning winner-take-all contest. ETSU has enjoyed some hot-hitting this fall, thanks to the bats of sophomore Katie Henderson (Jackson, Tenn.), juniors Katy Jett (Talbott, Tenn.) and Trisha Massenzo (Russellville, Tenn.) and senior Jessie Hackworth (Clinton, Tenn.).
Jett led the way for ETSU as she posted a team-high .473 batting average (9-for-19). The Talbott,
Each of the three Lady Buccaneer pitchers notched a victory in the circle. Junior Darci Gilbert (
Saturday marks the final Blue/Gold game for seniors Kate Powell (
The Gold squad has held the upper hand in the last two meetings, but this year's series seems to be evenly matched. Last season, Gold enjoyed a five RBI effort by then freshman Katie Henderson, as they went on to defeat team Blue, 8-3. Once again Henderson will be supporting the Gold squad, however, another thorn in Blue's side last year, Katy Jett, crosses over to the Blue team and looks to hand Gold its first-ever loss in the series.
Below are the rosters for each team:
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Briana Knight - Former Lady Buccaneer standout from 2005-08
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Amanda Haverman - Former Lady Buccaneer standout from 2005-08
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For a full recap of Saturday's game, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.