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Softball matches up with No. 2 Samford in SoCon tournament Wednesday
Softball matches up with No. 2 Samford in SoCon tournament Wednesday
Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Bucs take on the Bulldogs at 12:30 p.m. in game one

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 9, 2023) – For the second straight year, the ETSU softball team will face the No. 2 seed Samford in game one of the Southern Conference Championship, hosted at Frost Stadium, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

With first pitch scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, the No. 7 seed Buccaneers will play Thursday with time and opponent TBD depending on tomorrow’s results.




Location: Frost Stadium | Chattanooga, Tenn.

Weather: Wed. – H: 85, L:62 | Thurs. – H: 82, L:62 | Fri. – H: 80, L:63 | Sat. – H: 86, L:65

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  • As the No. 7 seed, the Bucs enter the championship with a 15-35 overall mark, finishing with a 6-12 record in conference play.
  • The last time out, ETSU shutout Mercer, 2-0, to capture the series win this past Sunday at Betty Basler Field, after splitting the doubleheader Saturday.
  • Earning a spot on the all-conference second team, Brianna Bailey (Wewahitchka, Fla.) ended the regular season with 3.83 ERA, striking out 126 batters while posting four shutouts for the Blue & Gold.
  • The second Buc on the all-conference second team, Sara Muir (Sequatchie, Tenn.) is leading the team with a .345 batting average, 29 RBI and 10 homers.
  • Making her second all-conference second team, Cameron Young (Knoxville, Tenn.) leads the team with 55 hits and 17 doubles, while hitting a .340 in 50 starts for ETSU.


  • As the No. 2 seed, Samford enters the championship with a 23-29 overall record, finishing with a 12-6 mark in SoCon play.
  • The last time out, Samford swept Chattanooga in the three-game series to end the regular season over the weekend.
  • Logan Champion leads the Bulldogs with 57 hits, producing 26 RBI and hitting 10 home runs with a .329 batting average.
  • In the circle, McKenzie Newcomb owns a 2.18 with 170.1 innings pitched. Posting 12 wins, Newcomb recorded 153 strikeouts in the regular season.


  • For the second straight year, ETSU will take on Samford in the first game of the tournament after meeting Samford in the 2022 conference tournament.
  • In the regular season, ETSU lost the series but took game three 7-3 on April 7.
  • Wednesday will be the 28th meeting all-time and the Bucs are 7-20 in the all-time series against the Bulldogs.

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