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Softball: LWC continues conference play this weekend

By Kyle Jackson

The No. 23 ranked Lindsey Wilson softball team continues Mid-South Conference play this weekend when they travel to Georgetown (KY) in a four-game series starting Friday afternoon. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 1pmCT in a doubleheader while games three and four will be played on Saturday starting at the same time.

The Blue Raiders (8-4, 1-1 MSC) enter the series after opening conference play mid-week against No. 22 ranked Cumberlands (KY), splitting the series with the Patriots. The Blue Raiders narrowly lost game one 2-3 before bouncing back in game two with a 6-3 victory.

Lindsey Wilson remains one of the top offensive teams in the MSC, sitting second in the conference in total runs with 80, second in hits with 113, and third in RBIs with 68. In addition to that the team is also producing an on-base percentage of .400, ranking second in the conference and a slugging percentage of .474, ranking second. Makea Al-Kaluau conducts the offense with her team-leading 21 hits, tied for the most in the conference while Kylie Brown leads the team in RBIs with 17, tied for the most in the MSC. Mikayla Marquez is the speedster on the bags as she's racked up seven stolen bases ranking third in the MSC. Both Kaluau and Brown also sit ranked in hitting percentage in the conference with Kaluau at third with a .488 and Brown in sixth with a .450.

On the pitching side, the team ranks third in both strikeouts with 76 and ERA with a 2.46. Emily Boin has commanded the mound this year tossing 36 innings and recording 44 strikeouts, the most in the conference, for a 1.75 ERA, ranking seventh in the MSC. Only teammate Sadie Warner boasts a better ERA with a 1.48 ranking fifth after 33 innings pitched with 25 strikeouts.

As for Georgetown, (5-5, 0-0 MSC) they open conference play after splitting a two-game series with (RV) IU Southeast on the road. The Tigers won the opening game 2-0 but fell in game two 1-7.

The Tigers have scored a total of 48 runs so far this season on 77 hits with 43 RBIs. Offensively, they're led by both Kaylyn Barnett and Maria Fratangleo who have nine runs each on the year while Cassie Rannells leads the side in RBIs with nine and is hitting a .421 ranking eighth in the conference.

On the pitching side, the Tigers have recorded 36 strikeouts while producing a 4.56 ERA. Sarah Claxon leads the team and has worked through 23 - 1/3 innings and recorded 16 strikeouts, ranking ninth for a 3.90 ERA.

Live video and stats will be available for the series.

This story was posted on 2022-03-03 16:14:35
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