Blue Hen Softball Team Heads South For Three-Game Weekend Series at James Madison
April 13, 2012
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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The University of Delaware softball team continues Colonial Athletic Association play this weekend when the Blue Hens head south to face James Madison in a three-game series at Veterans Memorial Park.
The Blue Hens and Dukes will play a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday, with action on both days beginning at 12 noon.
Saturday’s twinbill will be video streamed in high definition including multiple camera angles, commentary, graphics and replay for $4.95 at www.jmusports.com. Audio will be available free of charge for Sunday’s contest.
The Blue Hens enter the weekend series with a 9-33-1 overall record, and sit in seventh place in the league standings with a 2-7 mark. The Dukes are 22-20 overall and are in second place in the CAA with an 8-1 conference record.
Delaware is coming off a doubleheader split at Rider on Wednesday, when the Blue Hens rebounded from a 4-0 loss in the opener by posting a 4-1 victory in the nightcap. Junior Hannah Rust allowed just one unearned run to pick up her fifth victory of the season, while Marisa Newman drilled a two-run homer in the seventh inning.
Freshman third baseman Jessica Grisler continues to lead the Blue Hens with a .313 batting average to go with team-highs of 42 hits and eight doubles. Sophomore second baseman Michelle McKinnon is batting .279 on the year and is tied with Grisler for the team lead with 18 runs scored, while junior centerfielder Lara Andrews is hitting .252 with a team-best 18 runs batted in.
Morgan Heath leads James Madison with a .348 batting average and 47 hits on the season, while Ashley Burnham is hitting .346 with team-highs of 35 runs scored, 11 homers and 38 RBI. Heather Kiefer paces the Dukes pitching staff with a 9-3 record and a 1.93 earned run average.
James Madison leads the all-time series with Delaware, 19-12, but the Blue Hens won two of three games last season as the squads played three one-run contests during a series in Newark.Back To Softball Home Softball Story Archive