University of Delaware Softball Closes Out Homestand With Three-Game Weekend Series Against Hofstra
April 6, 2012
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Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware softball team closes out its eight-game homestand this weekend when the Blue Hens host Hofstra in a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series at the UD Softball Stadium.
Delaware and Hofstra will play a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday, with action on both days beginning at 12 noon.
The Blue Hens enter the weekend with an 8-29-1 overall record, and are coming off a doubleheader sweep of Saint Peter’s on Wednesday by scores of 5-3 and 7-2. Delaware is currently tied for fifth place in the conference standings with a 2-4 league record after losing two of three to both Towson and George Mason. The Pride is 15-12 overall while riding an 11-game winning streak, and is the only undefeated team in the league with a 5-0 conference mark.
Delaware is paced by freshman third baseman Jessica Grisler, who is batting .303 with team-highs of 36 hits and 17 runs scored. Sophomore second baseman Michelle McKinnon is hitting .298 with 34 hits, 16 runs scored and 14 RBI, while junior centerfielder Lara Andrews is batting .283 with a team-best 18 RBI. Junior Chenxi Jiao has won two games while posting a 3.74 earned run average in the circle for the Blue Hens, while classmate Hannah Rust leads the staff with four victories.
Rachael Senatore leads Hofstra with a .323 batting average and 31 hits, while Tori Rocha is hitting .315 on the season. Olivia Galati has posted a .303 batting average, while Tessa Ziemba is hitting .301 with team-highs of 20 RBI and 18 runs scored. Galati has recorded an 11-5 record and a 1.64 earned run average in the circle for the Pride, while Erin Wade is 4-7 with a 3.19 ERA.
Hofstra has won 14 consecutive games over the Blue Hens dating back to the 2006 season, and leads the all-time series with Delaware, 51-16. Following this weekend’s action, the Blue Hens return to action on Wednesday with a 3 p.m. doubleheader at James Madison.Back To Softball Home Softball Story Archive