Softball takes on Northwestern State for weekend series
April 8, 2011
Arlington, Texas -
The UT Arlington softball team continues its quest to remain at the top of the Southland Conference standings this weekend when they take on the visiting Northwestern State Lady Demons.
UTA opens the three-game series with a Saturday double-header scheduled for 1 and 3 p.m. The Mavericks close out the series with a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Allan Saxe Field. The Mavs are 9-2 this season while playing at home.
UT Arlington is coming off a 1-0 loss to non-conference opponent North Texas Wednesday at home. The setback snapped the Mavericks seven game win streak and dropped them to 26-13 overall. The Mavs earned themselves the top spot in the league after pulling out a sweep against UTSA on the road last weekend.
The sweep marked the third for the Mavericks this season and improved them to 13-2 in conference. True freshman Callie Collins has accounted for seven of the conference wins while sophomore Teri Lyles owns six.
The freshman's 15-4 record in the circle and 1.15 ERA has landed her the top spot in league. Her 1.15 ERA ranks her 18th nationally. Collins also owns a 7-1 conference record with a 1.16 ERA in 66.1 innings pitched.
Senior Rebecca Collom leads the team in batting with a .359 average and a team leading nine home runs and 28 RBI. Collom's also leads the team with 34 base-on-balls which ranks 12th in the nation.
As a team, the Mavericks have connected on 28 long balls this season, 11 of them coming in the conference.
SERIES VS NORTHWESTERN STATE
NORTHWESTERN AT A GLANCE
NWLA has a 3-5 record while playing on the road. In Northwestern State's five conference series, the Lady Demons have only won one which came against McNeese State.
Offensively, the Lady Demons are led by Kylie Roos who is batting .352 with a team leading seven home runs and 28 RBI. Roos is pulling double-duty as she is also the team's starting pitcher.
Roos owns a 10-4 overall record with a 2.37 ERA in 88.2 innings pitched. She also has recorded 99 strikeouts this season. In conference, the sophomore has struggled only registering three wins so far.