Bucs open three-game series Saturday versus Stetson
Stetson (19-5, 4-2 ASun)
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East Tennessee State (11-13, 1-6 ASun)
3/22/2014 | Johnson City, Tenn. | Attendance: 121
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Win: OWEN (11-3) 1.210002
Loss: CARTER (8-5) 0.178810
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Friday, March 21, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 21, 2014) – Following a 6-4 win over Western Carolina Wednesday, the ETSU softball team will look to continue its winning ways as it hosts Stetson for a three-game, conference series beginning Saturday, March 22.

GETTING UP TO SPEED

The Buccaneers (11-12, 1-5) will enter the weekend coming off a series split with Western Carolina in which ETSU was outhit, 22-10.

After averaging nearly eight hits per game through their first 18 contests, the Buccaneers' offense has hit a lull, having been limited to just eight hits in their last five games.

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 leads the nation in home runs, stands just one homer shy of matching Gaynord's program record of 25 career long balls.

View ETSU's cumulative stats here.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

ETSU will play a double-header Saturday followed by one game Sunday.

Saturday, March 22

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

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

Sunday, March 23

Game Three: Stetson vs. ETSU – 10:30 a.m. – LIVE STATS

STETSON HATTERS - DeLand, Fla.

The Hatters (15-5, 3-2), winners of 10 of its last 12 contests, will enter the weeking riding a three-game win streak.

Earlier this season, Stetson took two of three games from USC Upstate in DeLand, Fla.

Just three of the Hatters' 15 wins have come away from home this season.

Jessie Tenbroeck paces the Hatters' offense, batting .368 on the year with a team-best 25 hits. Meanwhile, Demi Meza is batting .339 with 21 runs, five homers, and 18 RBI.

Pitcher Meredith Owen leads Stetson with an 8-3 record and 0.75 ERA. In 13 appearances, Owen has struck out 59 batters while allowing just 10 walks.

BY THE NUMBERS (as of March 17)

  ETSU STET
Runs per game (A-Sun rank)  4.67 (5) 5.85 (3)
Earned runs average 4.19 (9) 1.74 (2)
Batting average 0.266 (8) 0.288 (5)
Fielding pct. 0.953 (8) 0.966 (2)

 

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MSOC ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Oct 21 VMI 0
VB The Citadel 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 21 ETSU 3
FB ETSU Kingsport, Tenn.
Oct 23, 6:00 p.m. Scrimmage at J. Fred Johnson Stadium
MSOC ETSU 0 Greenville, S.C.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Furman 3
VB ETSU 2 Birmingham, Ala.
Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. Samford University 3
WGOLF Palmetto Intercollegiate Kiawah Island, S.C.
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Oct 26 Western Carolina 3
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MBB Blue/Gold Scrimmage Freedom Hall
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MCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
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WCC Southern Conference Championship Kernersville, N.C.
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Oct 31 University of Tennessee Fall Invite
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
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