Softball hopes to build on sweep at Stetson
ETSU (12-30, 0-20 A-Sun)
Stetson (26-18, 9-11 A-Sun)
4/20/2013 | DeLand, Fla. | Attendance: 0
Win: OWEN (17-7) 7.030004
Loss: WOLFF (5-17) 6.052224
FOX (ETSU) 301000
LOWER (ETSU) 201000
WOLFF (ETSU) 301000
MEZA (STET) 302100

Friday, April 19, 2013

DELAND, Fla. (April 19, 2013) – Coming off a doubleheader sweep of Furman, the ETSU softball team hopes to break its Atlantic Sun winless streak this weekend as it takes on Stetson for three games at the Patricia Wilson Softball Field.

ETSU (12-29, 0-19 A-Sun) and Stetson (25-18, 8-11 A-Sun) get the series underway on Saturday, playing two games beginning at 1 p.m. The series finale is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Buccaneers have been on the wrong side of some close results in conference play, but ended an eight-game losing streak on Tuesday by sweeping Furman, 6-3 and 3-2. Now, the Bucs hope to end their streak of A-Sun losses, which stands at 23 dating back to the last four games of the 2012 season. ETSU’s last A-Sun win came against Stetson, 3-1, last April 21 in Johnson City.

Redshirt sophomore Nicole Fox (Peachtree City, Ga.) had five hits against the Paladins, raising her team-leading batting average to .342. Fox also leads the Bucs with 22 runs scored, 50 hits and 14 stolen bases, earning her last stolen base on Tuesday.

The leader in the power department is Jackie Baird (Ooltewah, Tenn.) who hit her team-leading fifth home run of the year to help ETSU to the Tuesday sweep. Baird also has the Bucs’ most doubles (7) and RBIs (25), and slugs .479 with a .351 OBP.

In the circle, ETSU will continue to look toward Katie Wolff (LaGrange, Texas) for a solid performance. Wolff earned the win in game one against Furman, tossing her 15th complete game and lowering her season ERA to 3.01. The junior ace boasts the most strikeouts on the staff with 65.

Stetson concludes an eight-game home stand this weekend, going 3-2 to this point in the stretch. Wednesday, the Hatters split a doubleheader with North Florida. Last weekend, they took a three-game series against Kennesaw State.

Jessica Griffin leads the Stetson offense with a .322 batting average, along with impressive totals of 30 runs scored and 27 RBIs. Griffin leads the team in OBP with a .466 mark.

SU’s power leaders are Meredith Owen and Demi Meza, who each have eight home runs on the 2013 campaign. Owen holds the RBI lead by one with 28.

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