August 14, 2022

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Softball Preview: #14 Woman Vols vs. #3 Virginia Tech

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Coming off an SEC sequence sweep and driving a four-game win streak, the 14th-ranked Tennessee softball workers continues its homestand inside the nationwide spotlight when the No. 3 Virginia Tech Hokies go to Rocky Prime Wednesday night. The highest-15 matchup will air on ESPN, with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.
 
Restricted tickets may be discovered at AllVols.com and may be purchased on the Sherri Parker Lee ticket office when gates open to most people one hour earlier to first pitch. Parking is free for all Tennessee residence softball video video games in tons S14 and C25 adjoining to Sherri Parker Lee Stadium and Regal Soccer Stadium, and followers ought to note that Tennessee Athletics’ clear bag protection will doubtless be in influence.
 
Followers are impressed to go to the Tennessee softball gameday information internet web page sooner than making their technique to Sherri Parker Lee to familiarize themselves with gameday insurance coverage insurance policies and procedures.
 
BROADCAST INFO: Wednesday’s movement will doubtless be nationally televised on ESPN with Mark Neely (play-by-play) and Amanda Scarborough (analyst) on the choice. An audio broadcast that features voice of the Woman Vols softball workers Brian Rice may very well be heard regionally on FM 99.1/AM 990 and on-line at UTSports.com.
 
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tremendous senior shortstop Ivy Davis took residence SEC Co-Participant of the Week honors on Tuesday after hitting .714 in UT’s 4 wins closing week. Davis went 5-for-7 on the plate between the 4 contests, slugging 1.714 with one double, two homers and seven RBIs. With 4 HBP and one stroll, she reached base safely 10 events in 12 plate appearances for an .833 on-base share and scored three runs for the Woman Vols.
 
SWEEP SECURED: The Woman Vols (30-12, 11-6 SEC) rounded out a three-game sweep of Texas A&M Monday night with a 5-1 victory over the Aggies. Graduate left-hander Erin Edmoundson tossed an entire sport inside the circle with eight strikeouts, whereas sophomore infielder Zaida Puni launched her tenth residence run of the season to help UT earn its thirtieth win of the 12 months.

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WALK-OFF WINNERS: Tennessee secured back-to-back wins on walk-off residence runs inside the bottom of the seventh inside the first two video video games in opposition to Texas A&M to clinch its fourth SEC sequence win of the season. Zaida Puni launched an reverse topic two-run blast to secure a 7-5 victory in Saturday’s opener sooner than Kelcy Leach blasted a game-ending grand slam to complete Tennessee’s comeback on Easter Sunday as a result of the Woman Vols triumphed, 11-8.

 

MIDWEEK DERBY: The Woman Vols crushed a season-high 5 residence runs of their 9-1 run-rule victory at Western Carolina closing Wednesday. Ivy Davis and McKenna Gibson each tagged a pair of homers, whereas Kiki Milloy moreover went yard in entrance of a sellout crowd in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

 

Woman Vol lefty Erin Edmoundson picked up her fifteenth win of the season with an entire sport outing, dealing 5 innings with one earned run. She posted 9 strikeouts, her most since recording a season-high 11 Ks in opposition to No. 12 Clemson on Feb. 18.

 

TOP-NOTCH OFFENSE: Tennessee boasts the SEC’s excessive scoring offense with 110 runs scored in conference video video games. The Woman Vols moreover lead the league with 32 doubles, 69 walks and 27 HBP in opposition to league foes whereas ranking second inside the conference in slugging (.529), on-base share (.399) and stolen bases (19) in SEC movement.

 

NOTING THE HOKIES: Checking in as a result of the unanimous No. 3 workers inside the nation inside the nationwide polls, Virginia Tech heads to Rocky Prime atop the ACC standings with a 32-6 common doc and a 15-2 mark in conference play. Most recently, the Hokies took two out of three in opposition to in-state rival Virginia this earlier weekend.

 

Senior pitcher Keely Rochard is having an distinctive season inside the circle, touting an 18-2 doc with a 1.50 ERA in 139.2 inning pitched. The proper-hander leads the ACC with 228 strikeouts this season. Offensively, sophomore outfielder Emma Ritter tops the Hokie lineup with a .427 widespread, 34 runs, eight doubles, 31 RBIs and 16 steals.

 

SERIES HISTORY: Tennessee leads the all-time sequence with Virginia Tech 11-7 with wins inside the closing 4 conferences between the two packages. Within the latest UT-VT matchup, the Twelfth-ranked Woman Vols blasted 4 residence runs on the easiest way to a 13-4 victory in Blacksburg on April 15, 2015.

 

UP NEXT: UT will welcome East Carolina and UNC Greensboro to Knoxville this weekend for its second residence match of the season, dubbed the Woman Vol Problem. The Woman Vols will play a doubleheader in opposition to the Pirates and Spartans on Saturday at 1:30 and 4:00 p.m., respectively, sooner than closing out the event Sunday at 1 p.m. in opposition to ECU.

 

For in all probability essentially the most up-to-date information on Tennessee softball, observe @Vol_Softball on Twitter and Instagram.

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