|May 11, 2016||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|East Tennessee State||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||2||7||2|
|Win: Bazonski (19-8)||7.0||7||2||2||1||4|
|Loss: Madison Ogle (2-4)||6.0||6||3||2||0||0|
|Danielle Knoetze (ETSU)||4||0||3||0||0||0|
GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 10, 2016) – The ETSU softball team will be making its seventh appearance all-time in the SoCon Tournament Wednesday when it takes on No. 4 seed UNCG in Greensboro, N.C. The Bucs, who drew the tournament’s No. 5 seed after finishing 9-9 in SoCon play, and Spartans are scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m.
Bullets on the Bucs
Bucs by the numbers
47 – ETSU has hit 47 home runs this season, which is the most by any squad in a single season in the program’s history. In addition, ETSU has averaged 1.18 home runs per game (47 home runs/40 games played), which is the top mark in the SoCon and ranks 19th nationally.
18-9 – ETSU is 18-9 when it holds opponents to five runs or fewer this season. On the flip side, when their opponents score more than five runs, the Bucs are 2-11.
3.99 – The Bucs’ pitching staff owns a team ERA of 3.99 this season, which is nearly a run and a half lower than the team’s mark last season (5.45). The 3.99 ERA is the lowest for ETSU since 2010 when its pitchers posted a 3.87 ERA.
Scouting the Opponent
UNCG: The Spartans enter the conference tournament with a record of 32-24 overall and 9-9 in league play. UNCG boasts one of the top offenses in the conference ranking second in batting average (.307), home runs per game (1.09), scoring (5.48) and slugging percentage (.494).
On Tuesday, six different UNCG players received All-SoCon accolades, including Lindsay Thomas and Nicole Thomas who earned spots on the First Team. Additionally, Stephanie Bryden was tabbed the league’s Freshman of the Year.
Series History vs. Opponent
The Bucs and Spartans have met a total of 24 times since 2001 with UNCG holding the lead in the series, 18-6. UNCG took two of three from ETSU when the two squads matched up earlier this season in Johnson City. The Bucs hold a record of 2-7 all-time in Greensboro.
Following options for the tournament
The entire SoCon Tournament will be streamed on the SoCon Digitial Network and will have live stats available. The links can be found on the Bucs’ schedule page. Fans can also follow @ETSUSoftball on Twitter for in-game updates.
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