Thursday, February 26, 2009
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2009) - After posting a 3-1 homestand last weekend, the Lady Buccaneer softball team now hits the road for a two and a half week stretch, beginning Friday when ETSU heads to Chattanooga for the 2009 Frost Classic.
The Lady Bucs begin a stretch of five games in three days against
ETSU, who is off to its best start in program history at 6-3, has been led by the strong arm of Marissa Hardy (
Freshman third baseman Amy Campbell (
This weekend ETSU will play all games on field three, except for the
Below is a breakdown on each team the Lady Bucs will face in this weekend's tournament:
Record - 4-6
Streak - L3
Preseason Conference Finish - 8th (out of 8 teams)
Who to watch for - Amy Tunstall is hitting a team-high .393 (11-28) and leads
Record - 2009 season-opener (16-27 in 2008)
Streak - N/A
Preseason Conference Finish - 5th in Western Division (out of 6 teams)
Who to watch for - Lacy LeVier (Jr. / UTIL) is
Record - 3-2
Streak - W2
Preseason Conference Finish - 3rd (out of 10 teams)
Who to watch for - Sophomore third baseman Rebecca Butler is the Ohio Valley Conference's leading hitter with a .563 average and a slugging percentage of higher than 1.000. Junior pitcher Alex Gjevre is 2-1 with a 0.93 ERA and 20 strikeouts. Gjevre was the 2008 OVC Pitcher of the year and currently leads the league in ERA.
Record - 2009 season-opener (25-24 in 2008)
Streak - N/A
Preseason Conference Finish - N/A
Who to watch for - Kelsey Quist (Jr. / OF) hit a team-best .360 (49-136) with 12 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 39 RBIs. Kathryn Welch (Sr. / INF) ranked second on the team with a .356 average and led the Tigers with 14 doubles and 53 hits.
Record - 1-3
Streak - W1
Preseason Conference Finish - 11th (out of 11 teams)
Who to watch for - Freshman outfielder Courtney Prendergastt leads
For a full recap of this weekend's games, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.
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