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ETSU110001X391
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Madison Ogle (6-7) 7.072214
Loss: COOK (2-7) 6.093311
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
ANDERSON (PC) 412201
LONGANECKER (PC) 302000
Tiffany Laughren (ETSU) 302000
Quinn Giesick (ETSU) 322000
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Presbyterian1000030460
ETSU1200011581
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Lindsey Fadnek (3-3) 1.000001
Loss: COOK (2-8) 1.041100
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
PETREE (PC) 422000
SANCHEZ (PC) 302100
Mykeah Johnson (ETSU) 301110
Danielle Knoetze (ETSU) 311101
Tiffany Laughren (ETSU) 311000
Quinn Giesick (ETSU) 211110
Kelsey Chernak (ETSU) 311000
Kylie Toler (ETSU) 201200
Malloree Schurr (ETSU) 111000
Cassi Pickett (ETSU) 301000
Bucs open homestand Wednesday against Presbyterian
Bucs open homestand Wednesday against Presbyterian
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 28, 2017) – The ETSU softball team opens a five-game homestand Wednesday evening when the Buccaneers host Presbyterian in a non-conference doubleheader at Betty Basler Field. First pitch of the twin bill is set for 4 p.m. 

ABOUT THE BUCS

ETSU has won four of its last six games and enter the doubleheader with a 12-16 record. 

The Bucs – who have won their last four home games – are making the final tune-up before Southern Conference play as ETSU hosts Mercer in a three-way series this weekend. 

Taylor Carter (Brazil, Ind.) enters the doubleheader in search of moving up the ETSU career record list in RBI, doubles and runs … Carter needs two RBI to pass Katy Jett (2007-10) for fourth all-time, two doubles to move into a tie for fifth and one run scored to move into ninth in program history … Carter is also five home runs shy of tying the program record. 

Fellow senior Danielle Knoetze (San Diego, Calif.) is hitting .316 (114-for-361) over her four-year career, which ranks second all-time behind Janine Sprague’s (2003-06) .324 clip. 

Knoetze and Tiffany Laughren (Erwin, Tenn.) both lead the Blue and Gold at the plate … Laughren leads the team with a .424 (36-for-85) batting average, while Knoetze is hitting .398 (35-for-88) … Both averages top the Buccaneer single-season mark, which is currently held by Katie Wolff’s .394 clip (56-for-142), set in 2014. 

Laughren leads the SoCon in on-base percentage (.495) and doubles (12), ranks second in batting average (.424), and fourth in slugging percentage (.624) and hits (36) … Knoetze leads the SoCon in slugging percentage (.761) and total bases (67), ranks second in home runs (7) and doubles (11), fourth in batting average (.398), is tied for sixth in runs (22), ranks seventh in hits (35), eighth in on-base percentage (.442) and is tied for ninth in RBI (22) … Carter ranks third in slugging percentage (.646), is tied for third in home runs (6), is tied for fourth in RBI (24), is tied for seventh in total bases (53), and ranks ninth in batting average (.341) and runs scored (21). 

As a team, the Bucs rank third nationally in doubles per game (1.89), while Laughren ranks third in doubles and Knoetze is eighth … Knoetze also ranks 47th among Division I players in home runs, while freshman Nikki Grupp (Jacksonville, Fla.) is the 31st toughest player to strikeout (1:34.5) in the country. 

In the circle, both Madison Ogle (Maryville, Tenn.) and Kelly Schmidt (Norcross, Ga.) both rank 25th nationally in saves (2). 

Ogle also ranks fifth in the SoCon in opposing batting average (.264), is tied for sixth in wins (5), ranks seventh in ERA (3.82) and eighth in strikeouts (47) and innings pitched (69.2) … Fellow Buccaneer hurler Lindsey Fadnek (Coalfield, Tenn.) has allowed the fewest hits among SoCon pitchers (34), ranks fourth in opposing batting average (.236) and sixth in batters struck out looking (16). 

ABOUT PRESBYTERIAN

Presbyterian has dropped six of its last eight and enters Wednesday’s doubleheader at 12-21 overall. 

The Blue Hose are led by senior infielder Hope Rogers as she’s hitting .330 (33-for-100) with six doubles, four triples, home runs, 19 runs and 20 RBI, while senior outfielder Kelsie Sanchez leads the team with three home runs. 

Sophomore utility player Jonnie Petree has posted 18 of Presbyterian’s 23 stolen bases and sophomore infielder Megan Anderson leads the team with 21 walks and ranks second with 24 hits. 

In the circle, junior left-hander Alex Cook has a 2.96 ERA (24 ER/56.2 IP) with two wins and four saves in 16 appearances (seven starts), while senior right-hander Katie Brown leads the team with six wins and seven complete games. 

SERIES HISTORY

The teams have split the last two meetings, while Presbyterian holds a slight 8-7 lead in the series. 

Knoetze, Carter and Kelsey Smith (Tucson, Ariz.) have all homered against the Blue Hose, while Ogle has tossed 2.1 scoreless innings back in 2015. 

COVERAGE

There will be live video and live stats available for Wednesday’s doubleheader. 

Live video will be offered via You Tube, while live stats for both games will be available on StatBroadcast. 

Click here for live video and visit Bucsstats.com for live stats. 

Live twitter updates will also be offered by following @ETSUSoftball

For more information on Buccaneer softball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the softball page.