UT MARTIN SOFTBALL TO HOST OVC RIVAL SIUE IN DOUBLEHEADER ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON
March 29, 2018
Live Stats: Game One Game Two
The University of Tennessee at Martin softball team will return to action on Friday, March 30 with a matchup against Ohio Valley Conference rival SIUE. First pitch for the doubleheader from Bettye Giles Field is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Skyhawks (16-18, 2-2 OVC) will play its third consecutive series against a league opponent on the weekend after splitting the opening four OVC contests against Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech. Against the Golden Eagles, the Skyhawks swept the series after swiping nine bases and posting a .353 batting average.
Senior Jodie Duncan paces the Skyhawks with a .350 batting average, six doubles and 16 RBIs on the season. Meanwhile senior Aeron Smith has notched a .318 average with 10 doubles and 18 RBIs. Junior Alli Fulcher ranks as another top offensive threat with a .309 average, seven doubles, five home runs and 19 RBIs.
Look for the Skyhawks to go with the pitching tandem of freshman Caitlin Karo and sophomore Hannah Ridolfi. Karo has posted a 9-6 record with a 2.31 ERA in 94.0 innings of work. Ridolfi is 7-9 on the year with a 2.56 ERA in 104.0 innings.
SIUE (11-10, 2-0 OVC) enters the weekend after sweeping its league opening series against Tennessee State last weekend while falling to Kansas in a mid-week contest. The Cougars are led offensively by the play of Zoe Schafer and Bailley Concatto. Schafer has posted a .439 batting average with six doubles, six home runs and 19 RBIs. Concatto has also posted a .414 average with a double, a home run and three RBIs. Emily Ingles paces the pitching staff with a 6-5 record and three shutouts in 80.2 innings of work.
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