PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 30, 2014) – The Rutgers softball group will transport to face LIU-Brooklyn on Thursday, May 1 during 4:30 p.m. The Scarlet Knights’ diversion during Iona, scheduled for tomorrow during 4 p.m., was canceled due to severe weather.
RU was creatively ostensible to play opposite LIU-Brooklyn today, Apr 30, during 4 p.m. during a RU Softball Complex, however, continue did not concede it.
Rutgers (25-16, 8-7 American) rides a four-game winning strain into a competition after not personification given final weekend. Overall this season, a Scarlet Knights have missed 10 games due to severe weather, including 6 during a RU Softball Complex.
The Scarlet Knights swept UConn over a weekend (April 26-27) during a RU Softball Complex, recording back-to-back quip victories to tighten a three-game set. RU won a array finale, 7-3, in 8 innings pleasantness of a game-tying home run in a seventh inning and a walk-off grand impact in a eighth from beginner Carly Todd (Deptford, N.J.).
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After her 3-for-4 day with 5 RBIs, dual home runs and a grand impact opposite UConn in a array finale, Todd was named to a American Athletic Conference Honor Roll on Apr 28, a discussion announced. In 4 games, Todd went 5-for-10 (.500) with 8 RBIs, dual home runs and a 1.100 slugging percentage.
Freshman Shayla Sweeney (Barrington, N.J.) also warranted a symbol on a discussion respect hurl on Apr 28, going 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA final week for a Scarlet Knights. She tossed 13.0 innings, recording 7 strikeouts and a finish game.
Junior core fielder Jackie Bates (Lincroft, N.J.) is second in a American Athletic Conference with a .402 batting average, 15 doubles and 37 RBIs, and is third with a .685 slugging percentage. Bates’ 0.37 doubles averaged per diversion is a 15th-best symbol in a nation (as of Apr 28). In 41 games this season, Bates has notched 51 hits, 4 some-more than she did in 56 contests in 2013. Her 37 RBIs this year are dual some-more than a 35 she posted in 56 games final season. She owns a 24-game reached bottom beef entering a week, a best symbol on a group this season.
Junior Chandler Howard (Wilmington, Del.), who is second on a Scarlet Knights with a .397 batting average, rides an 11-game attack strain into Wednesday’s diversion vs. LIU-Brooklyn. Sophomore Stephanie Huang (Paramus, N.J.), third on a group with a .368 batting average, is on a nine-game attack strain entering a week.
The Scarlet Knights’ .307 batting normal and .446 slugging commission are a best outlines over a final 10 seasons, while a squad’s .376 on-base commission is a second-best module outlines given 2004. RU leads a American in batting normal and is second in slugging, with 3 players in a top-10 in batting average.
RU’s 32 home runs this deteriorate are a second-most in module story behind a 2011 team, that available 36.
LIU Brooklyn (19-30, 8-6 NEC) travels to Piscataway, N.J. as winners of a final 3 contests, holding one of dual games from Farleigh Dickinson on Apr 26 before unconditional a doubleheader opposite Sacred Heart on Apr 27.
Lauren Morizi is a team’s personality during a image with a .321 batting average, .421 slugging commission and 14 doubles. Whitney West is a usually other LIU actor attack over .300 this season, as she leads a patrol with 51 hits and 3 triples to go with a .317 batting average.
Shelley Procter paces LIU in a round with a 12-15 record and 3.60 ERA in 167.1 innings pitched.
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