PREVIEW: Softball at Austin College (3/17 - 3/18)

Crusaders play first SCAC road games at Austin College.
Crusaders play first SCAC road games at Austin College.

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GAME INFORMATION

Dates: March 17th (DH) (7 innings) | March 18th (DH) (7 innings)

Times: March 17th starts at 12 p.m. | March 18th starts at 12 p.m.

Opponent: Austin College

Location: Old Settlers Park in Sherman, Texas


FIRST PITCH

The University of Dallas softball team plays its second road trip and first against a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) opponent with Austin College. The Crusaders (1-11) dropped their first SCAC series last weekend with No. 2 Texas Lutheran University. All four setbacks on the road for Dallas have been decided by a run.


UDCRUSADERS HEADLINES

- A trio of hitters are in double-digits for total base knocks. Caitlyn Stevenson (Henderson, Nev.), Liz Cordova (Oklahoma City, Okla.), and Alicia Enciso (Corona, Calif.) form the unit with 13, 12, and 11, respectively.

- Enciso has produced a pair of 3-hit games the past two weekends and has a team-high three doubles.

- Stevenson has swiped a team-high six stolen bases, while Mel Savala (Bryan, Texas) has gone 4-for-5.

- Lauren Galvan (Bryan, Texas) has logged a team-high 42.1 innings. She and Maggie Watts (Arcadia, La.) have both allowed the same total of hits (60) and runs scored (37).

- Dallas edges its opponents in walks 33-16. Stephanie Cervantes (Temecula, Calif.) has drawn seven for a team-best.


BY THE NUMBERS

- UD Season Stats

- Austin College Season Stats

- All-Time Series: UD leads 30-24.

- Last year in Irving, the Crusaders won 3-of-4 games.

- In 2016, the Crusaders swept all four games (3-1, 10-2, 15-1 (F/5), and 8-3) at Austin College.


SCOUTING THE 'ROOS

- Austin College went 1-7 overall.

- The 'Roos have dropped four in a row. The last outing was Mar. 6th at Belhaven University, 17-3 (F/5) and 12-11.

- The series this weekend is the SCAC opener for Austin College.

- The 'Roos totaled 35 runs and are batting a .328 average.

- Lauren Mara has tagged 10 hits to lead the team, and is tied with Beth Massey for a team-high six ribbies.

- Alyssa McDowell has logged 20.2 innings, which is the most on the staff.


UP NEXT

Dallas takes a break from conference with a doubleheader against McMurry University at home on Mar. 20th. First pitch will be at 5 p.m.