March 16, 20181234567RHE
Win: MINARCHICK (6-4) 7.075534
Loss: Madison Ogle (6-6) 3.267737
Lauren Lee (ETSU) 411000
Tiffany Laughren (ETSU) 311010
Taylor Wright (ETSU) 201020
Vanessa Elliott (ETSU) 401100
Quinn Giesick (ETSU) 311100
Emma Martindale (ETSU) 301100
Julia Fritz (ETSU) 211000
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Morehead State00200000250
Win: Madison Ogle (7-6) 2.110003
Loss: RAGER (4-4) 8.084312
Taylor Wright (ETSU) 312311
Kelly Warren (ETSU) 302000
WHEELER (MOR) 411201
SCRUGGS (MOR) 401000
HOLTON (MOR) 301000
MURPHY (MOR) 211000
March 18, 20181234567RHE
Win: Madison Ogle (8-6) 7.040026
Loss: WIGGINS (1-6) 3.143312
JONES (OAK) 301000
MILLER (OAK) 301000
SWANSON (OAK) 301000
Nikki Grupp (ETSU) 422101
Julia Fritz (ETSU) 312100
Kelly Warren (ETSU) 302000
ETSU concludes tournament play this weekend at Eagle Classic
ETSU concludes tournament play this weekend at Eagle Classic
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bucs set to play five games in three days in Morehead, Ky.

MOREHEAD, Ky. (March 15, 2018) – The ETSU softball team wraps up non-conference tournament play this weekend as the Buccaneers are scheduled to play five games in three days at this weekend’s Eagle Classic. The Bucs begin play against Toledo Friday at 11 a.m. from Morehead State’s University Field.


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ETSU split its midweek road doubleheader at Presbyterian on Wednesday and enters the weekend with an overall record of 10-12.

Senior Madison Ogle (Maryville, Tenn.) recorded her 200th career strikeout in the 7-0 win over the Blue Hose on Wednesday … Ogle became just the sixth pitcher in program history to reach the milestone and she’s the first the first since Katie Wolff accomplished the feat in 2014 … Ogle also recorded her third career shutout, which now ranks tenth all-time in program history.

Junior Taylor Wright (Erwin, Tenn.) leads the team with a .372 batting, while she posted her 16th hit in her 19th game played on Wednesday … In her first two seasons combined (40 games), Taylor totaled 16 hits.

Junior Tiffany Laughren (Erwin, Tenn.) belted her team-leading sixth home run on Wednesday, which ties her for the SoCon lead … Laughren had hit five home runs in her first two seasons in the Blue and Gold (84 games) … Laughren is five hits shy of 100 for her career.

Freshman Lauren Lee (Cleveland, Tenn.) is tied for the SoCon lead with 25 hits, while being tied for fifth with seven stolen bases … Lee has recorded at least one hit in nine of the Bucs’ 10 wins this season, while ETSU is 7-3 when Lee scores at least one run … Lee is hitting .455 (15-for-33) in ETSU’s wins, while hitting .263 (10-for-38) in the losses.

Vanessa Elliott (Johnson City, Tenn.) has reached base in her last eight games and carries a four-game hit streak into the weekend.

The Bucs have scored first in 14 of their 22 games this season with ETSU going 10-4 in those contests … ETSU has hit at least one home run in 12 games, while going 5-0 when hitting two or more homers this season.


Toledo has won its last two games and sits 12-11 on the season.

The Rockets are powered by Kylie Norwood and Bailey Curry as they have combined for 48 hits, seven home runs, 18 walks, 22 runs and 25 RBI …  Curry is the reigning Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week

In the circle, junior Heather Webb tops the squad with a 7-5 record and a 2.27 ERA in 61.2 innings … Junior Kailey Minarchick has picked up five wins and is second on the team with a 3.19 ERA.

The Bucs are 2-0 all-time against Toledo with ETSU picking up a 5-4 win in 2009 and a 6-1 victory in 2011.


Morehead State has won seven straight and is 15-4 overall.

The Eagles have three players with over 20 hits on the season … Allison Rager leads the club with 22, and Paige Scruggs and Taylor Wheeler both have 21.

Eight players have accounted for the Eagles’ 16 home runs with Robyn Leighton pacing the team with four.

Morehead State boasts the second lowest ERA in the Ohio Valley Conference at 1.94 (36 ER/129.2 IP) … The Eagles are led by senior left-hander Chelsea McManaway as she’s 10-1 with a 1.44 ERA (15 ER/72.2 IP) and an OVC-leading 96 strikeouts … McManaway also has four shutouts, while opponents are hitting .157 against the southpaw.

ETSU has won four of its last six games against Morehead State, and leads the all-time series 10-6.


Oakland has dropped five of its last seven games and sits 5-12 on the season.

Freshman infielder Madison Jones leads the Golden Grizzlies in batting average (.392), home runs (6), hits (20), triples (2), runs (14) and RBI (15).

Jones has accounted for nearly 20 percent of Oakland’s hits, six of the team’s nine home runs and two of its four triples.

Oakland has allowed 48 runs in the first three innings, while going 1-11 when being out-hit on the season.

Senior right-hander Haley Zemmer leads the team in starts (8) and wins (3), while junior Hayley Bartholomew has a 2.67 ERA (7 ER/18.1 IP) in nine appearances (two starts).

ETSU is 3-0 all-time against Oakland with two wins coming in 2014 and the first being a 1-0 decision in 2004.


Live Stats will be available via StatBroadcast … Click here or the links above to access live stats.  

Friday’s game against Morehead State will be video streamed live on Facebook, while Sunday’s game against the Eagles will be streamed on the OVC Digital Network.

Twitter updates will also be provided via @ETSUSoftball and recaps will be posted on

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