vs. Jacksonville State | Tiger Field
Apr. 3 | 1:00
- The Tigers dropped a non-conference meeting with Middle Tennessee after falling in all four conference games last weekend.
- The Tigers have lost 11 consecutive games and will look to get back on the winning track as they host Ohio Valley Conference co-leaders, Jacksonville State, for a three-game set.
- Lauren Dreitlein is currently on a seven game hitting streak, in which she is hitting .545 with two doubles.
- Danica Gleason has been limited due to an injury, including missing the midweek game with Middle. Tennessee, but is carrying an eight game hit streak where she is batting .524.
- Dreitlein leads the team with a .351 average, just ahead of Courtney Gearlds at .345 and Gleason at .321.
- Gearlds leads the team with 19 runs, 13 RBI, three triples, 10 stolen bases and a .444 on base percentage.
Top Statistical Hitters:
Avg.: Lauren Dreitlein .351
Runs: Courtney Gearlds 19
Hits: Courtney Gearlds 29
Doubles: Abi Stephens 6
Triples: Courtney Gearlds 3
Home Runs: Abi Stephens 3
RBI: Courtney Gearlds 13
Stolen Bases: Courtney Gearlds 10
Jacksonville State (17-13, 7-0)
2015 Record: 38-17
Conference: Ohio Valley
2015 Finish: 18-6
Series Record: 4-49
Last Time Played: 2015, L, 1-6
Last Win: 2009, 3-2
- Jacksonville State enters as co-leaders of the OVC and is second in team hitting, second only to co-leader Eastern Kentucky.
- JSU is batting .313 as a team with a conference leading 51 doubles and 26 home runs.
- The Gamecocks boast a lineup with six players batting above .340.
- Emily Woodruff leads the team with a .368 average, 20 runs scored and five stolen bases.
- Ella Denes has a team leading eight doubles while hitting at a .365 clip to go along with 18 runs and 24 RBI.
- Emily Church (.347) tops JSU with five home runs and 25 RBI.
- In the circle, Whitney Gillespie has posted the staffs lowest ERA at 1.33 and is 4-1 with a save.
- Gillispie has fanned 40 batters in 42.0 innings worked while issuing only six walks.
- Casey Akenberger has appeared in a team high 17 games and has compiled a 7-2 record with a 2.56 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 54.2 innings pitched.
- Taylor West provides support at 4-4 with two saves, while posting a 3.95 ERA with 37 punch outs in her 44.1 innings of work.