SKYHAWK SOFTBALL LOOKS TO CONTINUE MOMENTUM AGAINST SIU EDWARDSVILLE THIS WEEKEND
March 27, 2014
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MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin softball team will look to continue its recent momentum when playing host to Ohio Valley Conference foe SIU Edwardsville in a three-game series beginning on Saturday, March 29-30. Action is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m.
The Skyhawks (14-15-1, 4-2 OVC) resumes to league play after taking a short break with a mid-week contest against Southeastern Conference foe Ole Miss at home. The Skyhawks elevated above the Rebels on Tuesday evening, earning a dramatic win as Taylor Manning stole home for the game-winning 3-2 score.
UT Martin comes into the weekend hitting .276 on the season but have four players hitting .300 or better led by Deven Wilson with a .381 batting average, nine doubles and 17 RBIs. Senior Kayla Wade has been exceptional this year, hitting .361 with 35 hits, two doubles, two triples and seven RBIs to go along with 12 stolen bases. Both juniors Kenzi Tate and Lauren Smith have a team-leading four home runs on the year.
The Skyhawks turn to freshman Elizabeth Wiegand to lead the starting rotation. Wiegand is 9-3 on the season with a 3.00 ERA in 86.1 innings of work. Potentially seeing action in the circle will be juniors Casey Vincent and Tate. Vincent is 2-3 with a 3.76 ERA in 41 innings of work while Tate posts a 2.91 ERA along with a 2-3 worksheet.
SIUE (11-16, 5-1 OVC) is led by Haley Chambers with a .333 average and eight RBIs. The team has hit three home runs on the year while Allison Smiley leads the team with 13 RBIs. Chambers also gets it done in the circle, posting a 6-10 record along with a 2.19 ERA in 108.2 innings of work.
Both of Saturday’s games will be streamed live, courtesy of the OVC Digital Network at the links above along with links for available live stats.