Softball Hosts Gardner-Webb in Doubleheader Tuesday
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG softball team hosts Big South member Gardner-Webb for a doubleheader Tuesday, Mar. 11 starting at 2 p.m. at the UNCG Softball Stadium.
The Spartans are 9-8 on the season after defeating North Carolina A&T, 8-0, in six innings last Wednesday.
Senior Katelyn Bedwell (Surrey, B.C./Elgin Park) holds the top spot with a .451 average on 23 hits, seven doubles, nine runs scored, a home run and 12 RBI. Junior Tatiana Alcala is second with a .396 average. Alcala leads the team with two triples and is 5-for-6 in stolen bases. Freshman Tory Wright (Potomac Falls, Va./Dominion) is third with a .362 average on 17 hits, five doubles, a home run and nine RBI. Sophomore Allison Geiner (Raleigh, N.C./Middle Creek) is fourth on the team with a .333 average on 18 hits and a team-best 13 runs scored at the leadoff spot.
Sophomore Nicole Thomas (Irvine, Calif./Northwood) leads the team with two home runs and 13 runs batted in.
In the circle, Sophomore Lacey Leary (Norwood, N.C./Spartanburg Methodist) earned the victory against North Carolina A&T dropping her team-best ERA to 3.45 in seven appearances. Senior Raeanne Hanks (Rainier, Ore./Rainier Senior) is 6-3 with a 3.82 ERA, including five complete games in 51.1 innings. Hanks has started 11 of the 17 games and has struck out 52 batters.
Gardner-Webb enters the doubleheader with a 7-15 overall record, including 0-4 on the road. The Runnin’ Bulldogs lost two of three to SoCon member Samford over the weekend. Samantha Meenaghan leads the team with a .403 average on 31 hits, three triples and 13 runs scored. Meenaghan is also a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases. In the circle, Jessica Childers holds a 2.36 ERA with nine complete games in 71.1 innings and has 56 strikeouts. UNCG holds a 5-2 all-time record against Gardner-Webb.
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