UE travels to Indiana State on Wednesday

Aces looking for series win

UE travels to Indiana State on Wednesday

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -After securing a road sweep at Missouri State over the weekend, the University of Evansville softball team look to clinch another series win as they travel to Indiana State on Wednesday for a 3 p.m. CT contest in Terre Haute

- Two weeks ago, the teams split a doubleheader at Cooper Stadium; ISU took game one by a 5-1 final before the Purple Aces rallied with a 6-3 win in game two as Izzy Vetter picked up the win and Haley Woolf scored two runs

Last Week

- Evansville earned its first road conference sweep since 2017, taking three wins against Missouri State in Springfield on Friday and Saturday

- Senior Emily Lockhart pitched a gem in game one, allowing one run on four hits in a complete game effort as the Aces took a 3-1 win; Lindsay Renneisen added a home run

- The offense erupted for seasons-highs in runs (11) and hits (16) on its way to an 11-7 win; trailing 7-6 heading into the top of the seventh, Bailee Bostic led the frame off with a home run to tie the score before Haley Woolf hit the game-winning grand slam with two outs

- A grand slam was the difference in Saturday’s game as Eryn Gould recorded one in the second inning that made the difference in a 5-4 win

- Lockhart picked up the wins in all three contests while Izzy Vetter earned the first save of her career in the finale

- Gould batted .444 for the weekend, going 4-9 with two home runs, seven RBI, four runs scored and three walks

Reaching a Milestone

- Aces head coach Mat Mundell picked up the 200th win of his career in the opener at Missouri State

- In six seasons at Illinois-Springfield, Mundell accumulated 117 wins with the remainder coming in his time at Evansville

Player of the Week

- For the second time in her career, sophomore Eryn Gould earned MVC Player of the Week accolades on April 22

- Gould is on an absolute roll for the Purple Aces, starting the week with a 9-game hit streak

- Over the previous nine games, Gould is batting .462 (12-of-26) while raising her average from .244 to .292

- She capped off the streak in the weekend series victory at MSU, batting .444 with two home runs and seven RBI; her grand slam in Saturday’s series finale was the difference in a 5-4 UE win

- Gould checks in with a .292 average while starting all 41 games at catcher, second base and in the outfield; her average has come up 48 points over the course of her streak

- She leads the team with nine home runs, eight doubles, 24 runs and 27 RBI


- Senior pitcher Emily Lockhart was a perfect 3-for-3 over the weekend, picking up all three wins at Missouri State

- Lockhart accumulated a 2.44 ERA in 14 1/3 innings of work while striking out 12 Bear batters

- Lockhart is enjoying her best college season with eight victories and a 3.88 ERA; her win total, strikeouts and ERA are all the best of her career.

Stepping Up

- Sophomore Toni Galas continues to quietly have a nice year at the plate for the Purple Aces

- She completed the MSU series with her top offensive effort going 3-3 with a run and two stolen bases

- Galas is batting .327 on the season while reaching base 42.1% of the time

- She has appeared in 35 games while making 18 starts and is a perfect 11-for-11 in stolen base tries

Scouting the Opponent

- Indiana State comes into Wednesday’s game with a 15-29 mark while going 3-16 in the Valley

- Leslie Sims paces the Sycamores with a .385 average; she has scored a team-high 41 runs and has tallied 27 steals in 29 tries

- Shaye Barton tops the team with 29 RBI while Brooke Mann has added the power with six home runs in 2019

Courtesy: UE Athletics

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