April 16, 201912345RHE
Win: A. Rogers (16-2) 3.000018
Loss: Kelly Schmidt (7-9) 2.003352
H. Bearden (UT) 322812
Lauren Lee (ETSU) 200000
Kelsey Brown (ETSU) 200000
Nikki Grupp (ETSU) 200000
Taylor Wright (ETSU) 200000
Kylie Toler (ETSU) 200000
Jordan Durbin (ETSU) 100010
Vanessa Elliott (ETSU) 200000
Demi Coleman (ETSU) 100000
Kelly Warren (ETSU) 100000
Kelly Schmidt (ETSU) 000000
Taylor Boling (ETSU) 000000
MacKenzie Dyson (ETSU) 000000
ETSU Drops Midweek Showdown to Lady Vols
ETSU Drops Midweek Showdown to Lady Vols
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Bucs surrender just three hits in midweek tilt

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 16, 2019) – The ETSU Bucs Softball team ran into the No. 8 team in the NCAA in the Tennessee Lady Vols on Tuesday night at Betty Basler Field, falling by the final score of 11-0. With the loss, ETSU falls to 17-20-2 on the campaign having dropped its eighth consecutive game.

The Lady Vols jumped on board in the opening inning after drawing three consecutive walks to load the bases with nobody out. Tennessee scored on a fielder’s choice two batters later, taking the 1-0 advantage. Kelly Schmidt (Norcross, Ga.) limited the damage to just the one run, recording the final out to escape the jam.

The Bucs reached base in the second inning as Jordan Durbin (Mechanicsville, Va.) drew a two-out walk, taking the trot to first as the only baserunner of the evening for the Blue & Gold.

The Lady Vols scored 10 runs in the final three innings off three hits, including a pair of grand slams from Haley Bearden to cap off the 11-0 victory in five innings.

Pitchers of Record
» Win: Ashley Rogers (16-2)
» Loss: Kelly Schmidt (7-9)

Stat of the Game
The Bucs allowed only three hits to the Lady Vols, despite surrendering 11 runs. Tennessee received a boost on two hits from Bearden, clearing the bases twice in back-to-back innings with a homer to left field.

» Betty Basler Field experienced the largest crowd in program history with 822 occupants, shattering the previous record of 541 set against Tennessee in 2015.
» The Bucs threw three pitchers in the loss as Schmidt took her ninth loss on the season after allowing three runs in two innings.
» ETSU yielded 12 walks on the evening, marking the second time this season that the Bucs surrendered 10+ walks. The Bucs tossed a program-record 16 walks against Saint Francis on Feb. 22.
» ETSU was held hitless for the second time this season. The Bucs had a perfect game thrown against them on March 6 at USC Upstate.
» The Bucs fall to 0-19 all-time against Tennessee following tonight’s loss.

Record Update
» ETSU: 17-20-2
» Tennessee: 33-8

Up Next
The Bucs will set their focus back on Southern Conference action, hosting Furman on Thursday, April 18 in a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. The series finale will commence on Friday at noon. The series was originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday but has been moved up due to inclement weather in the forecast.

Keeping up with the Bucs
For complete information on ETSU softball, follow the program via social media on Twitter (@ETSUSoftball), Instagram (@etsubucssoftball) and Facebook (@BucSoftball). For more information on Buccaneer softball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the softball link.