March 19, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina softball (8-17) hosts ETSU (7-15) in a mid-week doubleheader Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m.
The Catamounts will try and snap a three-game losing streak after being swept by UNCG last weekend. The ETSU Bucaneers are trying to halt a losing streak of their own as they have lost nine straight.
Western Carolina has three players hitting above .300 including a pair of youngsters. Freshman Taylor Sigmon and junior Amelia Griffin are each hitting .318 and sophomore catcher Heather Chastain is pounding out a .313.
Chastain is currently riding a six-game hitting streak. She has had three multiple RBI games this season and leads the team in doubles with six.
On the mound, sophomore pitcher Jordan Garrett paces the pitching staff with a .308 ERA and leads the team and Southern Conference with 121 strikeouts. Garrett is just 26 strikeouts from matching her strikeout total from her freshman campaign in 2012.
|Western Carolina vs. ETSU
Wed., March 20 - 4:/6 p.m. ET
Five ETSU players are hitting .300 or better. The team is lead by Jackie Baird who has a .385 batting average. Baird has 25 hits and 14 RBI.
Katie Wolff tops the pitching squad with a 2.61 ERA, a 2-8 record and 33 strikeouts.
The mid-week home tilt with ETSU is a precursor to Western Carolina's first Southern Conference road series of the season. The Catamounts will head out this weekend for a three-game series with Samford in Birmingham, Ala. Because the Bulldogs softball facility sill under construction the two teams will face each other at UAB's softball facility.