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February 22, 2013

2013 Omaha Softball–Games #11-#15 Preview –Jackson State Tournament

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Previews,Softball — Jon Green @ 10:00 am

Omaha will travel down to Mississippi this weekend as they play five games at the Jackson State Tournament in Jackson, Mississippi. Unlike last weekend though Omaha won’t be facing four opponents. They won’t even play three like they did the opening weekend. No, this weekend they will face just two, the host Jackson State (twice) and Evansville (three times). There will be no live stats available, so just hope they do well and wait for final scores to trickle out. Check UNOSoftball on Twitter and Facebook; whenever the scores are known they’ll be updated there.

Omaha faces Evansville at 3 PM Friday, 11 AM Saturday, and 11 AM Sunday. They’ll face Jackson State at 5 PM Friday and 4 PM Saturday. With the struggles that these two programs have had this year I don’t think Omaha will be satisfied with anything less than a 5-0 weekend!

Omaha vs. Evansville

Matchup

Omaha Category Evansville
9-1 Record 0-5
.295 Batting Average .171
14 HRs 1
.508 Slugging % .220
.405 On Base % .226
12 Stolen Bases 2
6 Runs/Game 1.8
1.13 ERA 8.59
1.3 Runs Allowed/Game 6
4 Shutouts 0
4.6 Strikeouts/Game 3.2
.179 Opp. Batting Avg. .339
.985 Fielding % .952

Team Info
Evansville’s top starter is… Annie Moore? Moore leads the team with 10 innings and three starts but she has a 9.90 ERA and has given up 16 hits and 12 runs in those innings. Batters are hitting .340 against her. Taylor Perry has pitched 7.2 innings in four relief appearances this year. Batters are only hitting .267 against Perry. Evansville’s best batters have been Halie Malone (4-8 on the year having started three games), Kendall Kautz (4-14 on the year with 2 RBI) and Kayla Fortner (4-14 on the year with four RBI and their only HR). The team has not looked good so far but four of the five losses last week were to “name programs”, Virginia Tech and Troy. Evansville was 18-37 last year, 8-19 in the MVC. They lost 4-3 to Kansas City last year as well as being swept 8-2 and 3-0 by Western Illinois. Those were their only Summit League matchups. The Aces are picked ninth in this year’s MVC.

Previous Meetings
Omaha leads the all-time series 1-0. The only previous matchup was at the Southern Illinois Tournament in Edwardsville, Illinois in late March 1989. Omaha won 9-1 in that matchup.

Date Home/Away Result Score
3/31/1989 Neutral (Edwardsville, Illinois) W 9-1

Omaha vs. Jackson State

Matchup
Note that these statistics for Jackson State are from only the first seven games

Omaha Category Jackson State
9-1 Record 4-10
.295 Batting Average .255
14 HRs 0
.508 Slugging % .333
.405 On Base % .335
12 Stolen Bases 9
6 Runs/Game 2
1.13 ERA 5.50
1.3 Runs Allowed/Game 6.3
4 Shutouts 1
4.6 Strikeouts/Game 2.7
.179 Opp. Batting Avg. .253
.985 Fielding % .984

Team Info
Jackson State top starter as of a few weeks ago was Breea Jamerson, 1-4 on the year with a 4.10 era. Their top batter was Jasmine Warren who was 8-20 with two RBIs. The Tigers were 32-27 last year going 12-4 in the SWAC and finishing 2nd in the Eastern Division. They went on to finish as runners-up in the conference tournament. They didn’t face any Summit League members last year. Jackson State just split a pair of games with NAIA Belhaven on Tuesday by scores of 3-4 and 6-5.

Previous Meetings
This is the first meeting between the two schools.

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