Tigers to Host Jacksonville State for Three Game Series
Friday, April 1, 2016
Tigers to Host Jacksonville State for Three Game Series
Photo by Sam Jordan

vs. Jacksonville State (DH) | Tiger Field
Apr. 2 | 1:00/3:00 p.m.
Live Stats - Game 1 | Live Stats - Game 2

vs. Jacksonville State | Tiger Field
Apr. 3 | 1:00
Live Stats

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2016 Tigers:
- 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.