April 23, 2018

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The University of Tennessee at Martin softball team will wrap up its road slate with a non-conference matchup at Southeastern Conference foe Ole Miss on Wednesday, April 25. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. and can be seen live on SEC Network+.

The Skyhawks (23-27) enter the matchup looking to close out the final week of the regular season on a positive note. Currently in the midst of a seven-game road swing, UT Martin picked up two wins in six opportunities last week, splitting against Southeast Missouri and Morehead State while being swept at Eastern Kentucky.

Junior Lauren Myers paced the squad last week by posting a .500 batting average with nine hits and four stolen bases. Over the course of the past 24 games, Myers has been electric, posting a .400 batting average since March 17 while tallying 30 base hits to raise her season batting average by nearly 130-points during the span. Jodie Duncan also posted a strong week of performances, notching a .316 average with a double, a home run and four RBIs.

Caitlin Karo paces the Skyhawk pitching staff with a 15-9 overall record during her freshman campaign. Tossing 153.0 innings of work, Karo has notched a 2.56 ERA along with three shutouts on the season. Hannah Ridolfi (8-15, 2.56 ERA) could also see action in the midweek contest.

Ole Miss enters the week with a 25-18 overall record with a doubleheader matchup against Alcorn State on Tuesday afternoon. The Rebels are led by Elantra Cox with a .326 batting average, three doubles, three triples, 12 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. Kylan Becker also ranks amongst team leaders with her .323 batting average, four doubles and 10 RBIs. Pitcher Kaitlin Lee leads the staff with a 14-8 overall mark while posting a 2.31 ERA in 136.1 innings of work.

Wednesday marks the 16th matchup between the two programs in series history with Ole Miss holding an 11-4 advantage. The Rebels won the two team’s previous matchup earlier this season by a final score of 10-2 in five innings on March 2.

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