JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 2, 2016) – The ETSU softball team will close its non-conference and home schedules Tuesday with a matchup against ACC foe Virginia Tech at Betty Basler Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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Bucs by the numbers
7 – Sophomore Cassi Pickett (Chattanooga, Tenn.) has reached base safely in seven consecutive games. Pickett, who currently ranks third in the conference with a .477 on-base percentage, has drawn at least one walk in six straight games and has notched a hit in six of the last seven contests.
.270 – The Bucs currently have a team batting average of .270. If ETSU keeps up this current pace, it would be the second highest team batting average for a season in program history. The only squad to have a higher average would be the 2007 team (.280).
6 – With Tiffany Laughren (Erwin, Tenn.) starting game one vs. Samford, the Bucs now have six different pitchers that have started at least one game in the circle this spring. The six different starters have accumulated a 4.27 ERA with Rebecca Wahrmund (Morrilton, Ark.) leading the way with an ERA of 3.00.
Scouting the Opponents
Virginia Tech: The Hokies come into Tuesday’s game with a 28-27 record overall. VT has a pair of players with batting averages over the .300 mark, including Lauren Duff who is currently batting .353 with four home runs and 19 RBI.
Virginia Tech’s pitchers have a collective ERA of 3.59. Maggie Tyler has been the workhorse for the Hokies logging 229 innings and holds a record of 22-17 with a 2.54 ERA.
Series History vs. Opponent
ETSU and Virginia Tech have matched up 13 times in their respective histories with VT holding the edge, 12-1. This will be just the second time the Hokies have come to Johnson City with the first coming in 2009.
Following options for Tuesday
The matchup vs. the Hokies will have live stats available and the link can be found on the Bucs’ schedule page. Fans can also follow @ETSUSoftball on Twitter for in-game updates.
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