March 26, 2013
|Game 52: No. 5 Seed East Carolina (21-30) vs. No. 4 Seed Marshall (32-20)|
|May 9 in Tulsa, Okla.|
|East Carolina vs. Marshall (First Round)||May 9 | 8:00 p.m. (ET) | GameTracker Video||Game Notes||East Carolina | Conference USA | Marshall|
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GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina softball team wraps up a brief five-game homestand with a non-conference doubleheader against state-rival North Carolina State on Wednesday, March 27, starting at 5 p.m. The Pirates enter the week with an overall record of 9-20 and are on a five-game losing skid.
Live stats and live video will be available for both non-conference games. Live in-game updates for the contests can also be accessed through the ECU Softball Twitter feed (@ECUSoftball).
Scouting N.C. State
North Carolina State (13-13-1) snapped an eight-game losing streak with a pair of conference victories, 10-2 and 9-2, over current No. 24 Virginia Tech last weekend on the road ... Scout Albertson leads the team with her .369 batting average, while also contributing five home runs and 12 RBI ... Renada Davis has totaled team-highs of 12 home runs, 22 RBI and 25 hits ... The Wolfpack have already hit 34 home runs and 31 doubles as team this season ... Emily Weiman is the workhorse of the pitching staff with her 12 wins, 19 complete games, 143.1 innings pitched, 1.95 ERA and 118 strikeouts ... N.C. State is coached by Shawn Rychcik, who is in first year with the program after working as the leader of Boston University for the last eight years ... While in charge of the program, he led the Terriers to four American East Tournament championships, four regular-season championships and four NCAA Regional titles ... Rychcik has an overall record of 284-172-2 in his nine seasons as a collegiate head coach ... The Wolfpack have won the last three meetings and lead the all-time series with East Carolina 8-5 ... North Carolina State has also won the last three meeting with the Pirates.
Career Numbers vs. N.C. State
Senior Kai Clark is 4-for-15 (.267) with a home run and an RBI against the Wolfpack ... Junior Alex Fieldhouse has a double and two career runs scored against N.C. State ... Junior Chelsea Kaluhiokalani-Glackin has a pair of career hits and a stolen base in three career games against the Wolfpack.
On This Date
ECU has an all-time record of 10-7 on the date of March 27 ... The Pirates are on a two-game winning streak on the date and last played and defeated Tulsa in 2011.
That is More Like It
After the team went 251 at-bats and over three weeks between home runs hit - Jordan Lewis versus North Carolina (3/1) and Lewis against Houston (3/23) - it only took the Pirates a mere 62 at-bats to hit another home run on Jasmine Robbins' two-run shot in the fourth inning in the series finale against the Cougars (3/24) ... The home run was also Robbins' first extra-base hit of the season.
Team Conference Leaders
ECU, as a team, is tied for the conference lead in triples (11) and are fourth in doubles (36) ... The program is also sixth in batting average (.245), slugging percentage (.382) and home runs (14).
Kristi Oshiro ranks among the NCAA leaders in several categories in the second release of statistics this week (3/17) ... Oshiro is fourth in triples (5.0), 10th in triples per game (0.17), 25th in toughest to strikeout (28.7), 64th in doubles per game (0.31) and116th in batting average (.395) ... Alex Fieldhouse also finds herself among the NCAA leaders in triples (2.0 - 70th) ... Jordan Lewis is 70th nationally in triples (2.0) ... In the circle, Sarah Christian is 86th in walks per seven innings (1.84).
Need To Keep Them Scoreless in the First
The Pirates have yet to win a game this season when their opponent tallies a score in the opening inning (0-12 record) ... ECU is also only 1-17 when its opponent crosses home first ... East Carolina is 9-2 on the season though when holding opponents to two runs or less in any game.
Home Sweet Home
ECU has a 6-10 record in home games this season ... Junior Kristi Oshiro has led the team with her .417 batting average (20-for-48), six doubles and four triples ... Fellow junior Alex Fieldhouse has also stood out at home with her .318 batting average (14-for-44) with three home runs and 12 RBI ... Sophomore Sarah Christian has five of the team's wins with a 2.98 ERA in 51.2 innings thrown ... ECU has a team batting average of .265 at home and a team ERA of 3.57.
East Carolina gets back into conference play and travels to El Paso, Texas to take on UTEP (10-15, 1-4 Conference USA) for a three-game series from March 29-30 ... The Pirates are scheduled to play a doubleheader against the Miners starting at 4 p.m. (ET) on Friday, March 29, and then wrap up the series with a single game on Saturday, March 30, beginning at 2 p.m. (ET)
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