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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Bailey Tanner (3-3) 0.100000
Loss: Kelly Schmidt (7-6) 8.0104425
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Emily Bartlett (FUR) 413000
Julia Fritz (ETSU) 411101
Lilly Holston (ETSU) 401000
Kylie Toler (ETSU) 301010
Lili Bowen (ETSU) 301000
Saxon Radcliffe (ETSU) 301000
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Bailey Tanner (4-3) 5.030024
Loss: Allison Farr (1-4) 1.244411
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Natalie Morgan (FUR) 412000
Julia Fritz (ETSU) 201010
Lili Bowen (ETSU) 301000
Saxon Radcliffe (ETSU) 301000
April 18, 20211234567RHE
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PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Sierra Tufts (6-9) 5.030004
Loss: Kelly Schmidt (7-7) 3.284412
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Natalie Morgan (FUR) 333202
Riley Ludlam (FUR) 403200
Julia Fritz (ETSU) 301000
Kelly Warren (ETSU) 301000
Lilly Holston (ETSU) 301000
Lili Bowen (ETSU) 301000
Saxon Radcliffe (ETSU) 301000
Bucs Play Host to Paladins During Homecoming
Bucs Play Host to Paladins During Homecoming
Friday, April 16, 2021

ETSU aims to rebound with three-game series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 16, 2021) – ETSU Softball is back at Betty Basler Field as the Bucs play host to Furman in a three-game series beginning on Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. The series will conclude on Sunday with a single game at 1 p.m.

SERIES OUTLOOK
Date: Saturday, April 17 – Sunday, April 18
Location: Johnson City, Tenn. | Dave Mullins Tennis Complex
Teams: ETSU (13-14, 1-8) vs. Furman (10-20, 3-3)
Weather: Saturday – High, 60; Low, 42 – Sunday – High, 64; Low, 44
Live Stats: Game 1 / Game 2 / Game 3
Twitter Updates: @ETSUSoftball

About the Bucs
The Bucs have struggled as of late, dropping six consecutive contests heading into the weekend. All six losses have been at the hands of Southern Conference opponents. After a hot start in non-conference play (12-6), the Bucs are 1-8 since league play began.

Lilly Holston (Powell, Tenn.) leads the team at the dish with a .388 batting average. The freshman also leads the squad in base hits (26), slugging percentage (.597), on-base percentage (.476) and is second in runs batted in (16). Kelly Schmidt (Norcross, Ga.) has had a strong season to this point, despite having dropped three of her last four games in the circle. Schmidt is still posting a 1.56 ERA in 85.0 innings pitched with 63 strikeouts to her credit.

Series History
ETSU is 28-21 all-time when taking on the Paladins, including 12-10 when competing in Johnson City. The Bucs have won three of the last four meetings, including splitting a two-game series in 2019 that was shortened due to inclement weather.

Pairing up with the Paladins
Furman is 10-20 on the season, having dropped three consecutive games. The Paladins most recently lost a doubleheader on Wednesday in Columbia, S.C., falling by a combined score of 13-2 in the two games. Furman is 3-3 in league play this season, defeating UNCG twice and Samford once.

Emily Bartlett is batting .330 on the season to lead Furman, collecting a team-high 29 hits while posting four long balls and 10 RBIs. Mackense Greico is the team leader in RBIs with 20, posting a .306 batting average with five long balls.

Sierra Tufts leads the squad in the circle with a 4.24 ERA in 72.2 innings pitched. Tufts is 5-9 on the year with 30 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting .296 off the California freshman.

Keeping up with the Bucs
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