Softball to take on Indiana State on Wednesday at Cooper Stadium

Aces take on in-state rival

Softball to take on Indiana State on Wednesday at Cooper Stadium

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -With a 2-week road trip completed, the University of Evansville softball team returns home for its next five games, beginning on Wednesday with a doubleheader against in-state rival Indiana State. ESPN+ will have live coverage of both games.

Last Week

- The Purple Aces wrapped up their road trip with a 3-game series at Southern Illinois

- The Salukis took the opener by a 6-3 score before finishing the series sweep with 2-1 and 2-0 wins in Saturday’s doubleheader

- Allison Daggett recorded three hits in nine at-bats to lead UE with a .333 average; Halie Fain was just behind with a .300 average, posting three hits

- Emily Lockhart made three appearances and one start, giving up two earned runs in eight innings of work

Leading the Way

- Allison Daggett picked up three hits in nine at-bats against Southern Illinois to lead the team with a .333 average in the series

- It improved her season average to .303, which is third on the team

- Following the March 16 game against Illinois State, Daggett’s average stood at .231, but since then, she has gone 11-of-27 to raise her season tally back above .300

No-No

- Emily Lockhart is enjoying a strong senior season that has seen her pick up a no-hitter and five victories in the circle

- In the 33 1/3 innings entering the weekend series at Southern Illinois, Lockhart gave up 34 earned runs in her previous 33 1/3 innings in the circle

- She did a nice job of getting back on track in Carbondale, allowing two earned runs in eight innings as she appeared in all three games

- In a start on Sunday, Lockhart gave up two runs in six inning

Scouting the Opponent

- Indiana State enters the doubleheader with a 13-23 mark and are 1-10 in league play

- The Sycamores are led by Leslie Sims and Bailey Martin, who are batting .362 and .350, respectively

- Sims has scored a team-best 34 runs while Martin has six doubles and 20 RBI

- The duo has combined for 34 stolen bases

Courtesy: UE Athletics

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