Ladyjacks Travel To McNeese State This Weekend
April 5, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - After six days away from the diamond, the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks softball team returns to action this weekend when they travel to Lake Charles, La. for a three-game series against first place McNeese State.
SFA (11-22, 4-8) and McNeese (27-9, 8-2) will play a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. followed by the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Ladyjacks have lost four of their last five games and are led by junior shortstop Elizabeth Arana, who leads the team with a .355 average, eight doubles, two triples and 16 RBI. Junior pitcher Carlie Thomas leads SFA with an 8-10 record and a 3.28 ERA, 112.1 innings pitched and 94 strikeouts.
The Cowgirls have three players batting over .300 with junior outfielder Alanna DiVittorio leading the team with a .373 average. DiVittorio also leads the team with 35 runs scored, eight doubles, a .747 slugging percent and a .523 on base percent and 26 walks. She is also tied for a team high 10 stolen bases.
The Cowgirls are led in the circle by senior Meagan Bond and freshman Jamie Allred. Bond leads the team with a 1.31 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 96.0 innings pitched and enters the weekend with a 12-3 record, having won 10 of her last 11 games. She ranks third in the nation in walks allowed per seven innings with 0.66.
Allred has a 13-3 record with a 1.49 ERA and leads the Cowgirls with 103.1 innings pitches with 106 strikeouts and has won eight of her last nine games.