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SOFTBALL TO HOST WALSH IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON DOUBLEHEADER

SOFTBALL TO HOST WALSH IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON DOUBLEHEADER

RALEIGH, N.C. – Coming off a split in its last outing, the Shaw University softball team will host Walsh University with Tuesday's doubleheader slated to begin at 1 p.m. at Worthdale Park.

 

Live stats for both games can be found on www.shawbears.com. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.

 

The Lady Bears are 3-9 overall, Shaw earned a 9-0 and 6-5 split with Meredith on Feb. 27 on the road. Through 12 games, Shaw averages .231 at the plate, while its opponents have garnered a .381 batting clip. Junior Marisa Richardson (Jacksonville, FL) is hitting a team-high .419 with teammate and sophomore Destiny Beckham (Atlanta, GA) is behind (.306).

 

Sophomore McKenzie LaCount (Red Hill, GA) is the team's lone pitcher with 15 strikeouts in 65.2 innings and a 7.25 ERA.

 

Walsh has played six games entering Tuesday's doubleheader, posting a 3-3 record. The Cavaliers have lost its last three games, dropping a 5-3 decision against Lander and Emmanuel, 6-5 on Mar. 1.

 

The Cavaliers are batting .287 while holding its opponents to .247, posting a 9-6 advantage in doubles. Sarah Moats leads Walsh with a .542 batting with 13 hits, nine runs scored and three RBIs. Sara Gockenbach owns 18 strikeouts in 15.2 innings for a 2.68 ERA.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw athletics and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.