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East Tennessee State0000160771
Win: Rebbeca Wahrmund (3-2) 2.042201
Loss: Bert (9-11) 6.077745
Kelsey Smith (ETSU) 312101
Borrelli (FUR) 413301
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East Tennessee State30101049100
Win: Lindsey Fadnek (6-3) 4.053323
Loss: Demonte (6-6) 7.0109611
Danielle Knoetze (ETSU) 433101
Taylor Carter (ETSU) 413501
Bert (FUR) 413301
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Win: Bert (10-11) 7.011018
Loss: Madison Ogle (1-2) 1.243213
Taylor Carter (ETSU) 301100
Bert (FUR) 402100
Bishop (FUR) 412000
Bucs travel to Furman for a three-game series
Bucs travel to Furman for a three-game series
Friday, April 1, 2016

ETSU readies for its first conference road series of the season

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 1, 2016) – The ETSU softball team will hit the road to Greenville, S.C. this weekend for its first SoCon road series of the season to take on Furman. The Bucs and Paladins will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. and will wrap up series with a single game Sunday also beginning at 1 p.m.  

Bullets on the Bucs

  • The Bucs split a non-conference doubleheader at Radford Wednesday. ETSU knocked off the Highlanders, 4-2, in game one but dropped game two by a score of 9-3.
  • Sophomore Madison Ogle (Maryville, Tenn.) picked up her first win of the season in Wednesday’s game one victory. Ogle struck out a season-high four batters in seven innings of work. With the win, Ogle became the fifth different ETSU pitcher to register a victory this season.
  • Bethany Cowart (Ringgold, Ga.) was the Bucs’ top hitter at Radford Wednesday going 3-for-7 at the plate with a pair of extra-base hits. One of those extra-base hits was Cowart’s first home run of the season. The senior from Ringgold, Ga., who also drove in three of the team’s five runs in the double dip, ranks second on the team with 23 hits and leads ETSU with four stolen bases.

Bucs by the numbers

.308 – A player to watch for the Bucs this weekend is Cassi Pickett (Chattanooga, Tenn.). The sophomore catcher holds a career batting average of .308 in conference games. Pickett has also been one of the Bucs’ most consistent hitters this season having notched at least one base hit in 10 of the 15 games she has appeared in.

.455 – ETSU’s pinch hitters have fared quite well in 2016 going 5-for-11 (.455 batting average) at the plate. Danielle Knoetze (San Diego, Calif.) has the most pinch hitting appearances with three and has a batting average of .333 with a home run in those at-bats.

3.17 – The Bucs’ pitching staff has posted a 3.17 ERA in road games this season. Rebecca Wahrmund (Morrilton, Ark.) has logged the most innings for ETSU in those games with 13-and-two-thirds innings and has pitched to a tune of a 2.56 ERA.   

Scouting the Opponent

Furman, which comes into this weekend’s series with a 16-16 record overall, has been a team reliant on extra-base hits. The Paladins have totaled 94 extra-base hits in 32 games this season, including a SoCon-leading 54 doubles. Furman not only hits for power but also hits for average as it boasts a team batting average of .302 and has five players with a batting average of .348 or higher.

In the circle, the Paladins have used just three pitchers this season. The duo of Emily Demonte and Lindsey Bert, however, have logged 190 of the 206 innings pitched. Demonte has the lower ERA at 2.50, but Bert has a team-high eight wins.

Series Histories vs. Opponent

The Bucs have won 21 of the 36 all-time meetings against Furman, including 12 of the 17 matchups played in Greenville. ETSU has won its last four games played at the Paladins’ home park.

Following options for this weekend

All three game this weekend will have live stats and video 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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