Jag Sports Weekend Preview

April 24, 2015 · By · Filed Under Baseball, NCAA, Softball, Sun Belt Conference 

USABaseballBoth the Baseball and #21 ranked Softball team will host weekend series on campus this weekend. Read below for the scoop on their opponents.

 

Softball

After the Jaguar softball team had their 11-game win streak snapped by Southern Miss on Wednesday, they will return to Jaguar Field with the intention of starting a new streak when they host North Dakota State this weekend.

The Jags (32-8) was shut out for the first time since their March 24 loss to #1 LSU. The Eagles scored the only run of the game in the fourth inning on an RBI single to right field.

The loss also snapped Kalen McGill’s consecutive-win streak to give her only her second loss of the season for a 14-2 record. She allowed one earned run on five hits while striking out one.

Farish Beard allowed one walk in one shutout inning of relief.

The only Jaguar hits of the night were Chloe Rathburn’s double and Amanda Herron’s single. Though Emily Messer reached base on each of the Eagle’s three errors on the night.

But now they turn their focus to North Dakota State in their final home-series of the regular season. Though it’s a non-conference series, North Dakota State gives the Jaguars a great opportunity against team with an RPI of 51 after losing to the Golden Eagles who had an RPI of 221.

NDSU enters the game with a 36-8 record after splitting a doubleheader at #10 Minnesota on Wednesday. They hold a 2-2 record on the season against ranked opponents after a 6-5 win over #17 Washington back in February and a run-rule loss to #11 Tennessee on March 7.

They will open the series Friday night at 6pm and conclude the series on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 2pm.

Baseball

The Jags baseball team split a pair of games against Jacksonville State on the road to put their record at 26-16 overall and 11-7 in conference play.

This weekend they host Georgia State for a three-game series beginning at 6:30pm on Friday night at Eddie Stanky Field.

The Panthers (26-15, 13-3 SBC) enters the game as the conference leader with the best winning percentage in the conference.

Kevin Hill (6-0) will start the first game as he ranks second in the conference with six win, ranks fifth in ERA (2.45) and seventh in strikeouts (51) and opposing batting average (.231).

Austin Bembnowski (2-3) will start on Saturday and Jared Gates (3-2) will start the finale on Sunday.

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2 Responses to “Jag Sports Weekend Preview”

  1. SA on April 24th, 2015 1:50 pm

    Lets Go Bison!

  2. Brian on April 24th, 2015 2:01 pm

    Thanks for stopping in. We hope you have a good visit and some good games. Go Jags!

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