Softball hosts Bradley for 3-game series

Aces and Braves start with Saturday DH

Softball hosts Bradley for 3-game series

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -Coming off of a doubleheader split against Indiana State on Wednesday, the University of Evansville softball team welcomes Bradley to Cooper Stadium for a 3-game set this weekend

- The squads face off in a noon doubleheader on Saturday before wrapping things up on Sunday at 11 a.m.; The Valley on ESPN will have live coverage of both games

Last Week

- After dropping a 5-1 game to open Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Sycamores, UE rallied to take a 6-3 victory to split the day

- Haley Woolf hit a solo home run in each game and scored a total of three runs on the day while Eryn Gould went 3-5 and walked twice over the course of the two games

- Emily Lockhart started game one and gave up five runs, four earned, in the complete game while Izzy Vetter allowed three runs on six hits to earn the win in game two

- Last weekend, 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

Looking for #200

- UE head coach Mat Mundell sits at 199 victories in his career with the next marking #200

- In six seasons at Illinois-Springfield, Mundell accumulated 117 wins and sits at 82 with the Aces

Showing Her Power

- Freshman Haley Woolf has three home runs on the year with each one coming at Cooper Stadium

- Woolf hit a home run in each game of Wednesday’s doubleheader and improved her home batting average to .286

- She has eight hits in 28 home at-bats with three home runs, 10 RBI, four doubles and four walks

- Away from Evansville, Woolf is batting .176 with nine hits in 51 at-bats; she has one road RBI and three doubles

Following Up

- Eryn Gould is riding a 4-game hit streak as the Aces enter the Bradley series and has gone 5-of-11 over that span

- Gould checks in with a .265 average while starting all 36 games at catcher, second base and in the outfield

- She leads the team with seven home runs, is tied for the team lead with seven doubles and 18 RBI

- In the March 9 win over Siena, Gould was 2-3 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI; her RBI tally was a career-high

- Gould was named the 2018 MVC Freshman of the Year while garnering All-MVC First Team accolades last year

Scouting the Opponent

- Bradley enters the weekend matchup with a 20-15 overall mark and are 7-5 in the Valley

- Four Braves are hitting .348 or above, led by Kealia Wysocki, who checks in batting .348 with nine home runs and 28 RBI; just behind her is Allison Apke, who has a team-high 10 homers to go along with 25 runs batted in

- As a team, the Braves are batting .295 and have hit 51 home runs on the season

Courtesy: UE Athletics

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