Blue Hens Look To Get Back on Track This Weekend With Home CAA Series Against UNC Wilmington
April 21, 2011
Brittney Noons Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware softball team will look to rebound this weekend when the Blue Hens host UNC Wilmington in a pivotal three-game Colonial Athletic Association series at the Delaware Softball Stadium.
Delaware and UNCW will play a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 2:30 p.m., before the series wraps up Saturday with a 12 noon single game.
The Blue Hens, who were swept by league co-leader Georgia State last weekend, have now dropped four consecutive games following Wednesday’s 5-4 loss at Army. However Delaware, which is 14-29 overall and 4-8 in the conference, is currently tied for fifth place in the league standings and is just two games out of the fourth spot with three regular season weekends to play.
The Seahawks, who are 11-36 on the season, sit in seventh place in the CAA with a 3-9 league mark. UNC Wilmington took one game from James Madison and two from Towson earlier this season, but were swept at home last weekend when the Seahawks dropped three one-run contests to Drexel.
Freshman second baseman Michelle McKinnon, who delivered three hits Wednesday at Army, continues to pace the Blue Hen lineup by hitting .336, the sixth highest average in the conference. Sophomore centerfielder Lara Andrews, who carries a five-game hitting streak into this weekend’s action, has raised her average to .297, while junior Amanda Stacevicz is hitting .274 and sophomore Jenny Richards is batting .271 on the year.
Stacevicz continues to lead the UD pitching staff with eight wins and a 3.21 earned run average, while senior Anne Marie Pagano has tallied five victories while posting a 4.34 ERA.
Lauryn Buckworth leads UNCW with a .298 batting average and 14 RBI, while Caitlin Cavarra is hitting .291 with team-highs of 41 hits, 20 runs scored and eight doubles. Amanda Aditays is 5-12 with a 3.60 earned run average for the Seahawks, while Amanda Davenport is 4-9 with a 3.73 ERA.
Delaware leads the all-time series with the Seahawks, 15-9, and the Blue Hens took two of three meetings last season in Wilmington.Back To Softball Home Softball Story Archive