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Aces travel to Carbondale for weekend series


UE faces SIU in 3-game set

 EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Another 3-game road series is on the slate this weekend for the University of Evansville softball team as the Purple Aces travel to Carbondale to face Southern Illinois.   ESPN+ will have the live coverage of all three games.


Last Time Out

– Drake took the opening two games of last weekend’s series in Des Moines before Evansville came back to take a 7-2 win in Sunday’s finale

– Brooke Voss went 4-for-4 with two runs scored in the victory while Alexa Davis went 3-4 with three runs and two RBI

– Taylor Howe belted her first home run of the season while registering a career-best four runs batted in

– In the circle, Sydney Weatherford earned her fourth win of the season with two unearned runs scoring in seven innings

Perfect Performance

– Brooke Voss recorded a career-best four hits in four plate appearances in Sunday’s finale at Drake

– In the final two games of the weekend, Voss went 5-for-6

– Over her last 17 games, Voss is batting .373 with 19 hits in 51 at-bats while seeing her batting average rise from .146 to its current mark of .273

– Voss finished the UIC series going 3-7 with two runs in the final two games of the series

Evansville’s Ace

– Sydney Weatherford kept things rolling at Drake, completing the weekend with her fourth victory of the season in a complete-game performance

– Sunday’s game saw her allow two unearned runs on six hits

– Over her last eight appearances, Weatherford has allowed just eight earned runs in 50 innings of work

– She picked up her third win of the season in the finale against UIC; in two games against the Flames, she allowed two earned runs in 14 frames

– Her MVC earned run average is 1.43 while her season ERA is just 1.91

Career Game

– Sunday’s finale at Drake saw Taylor Howe finish with one of the best games of her career

– Howe went 2-3 with a home run and a career-high four RBI

– Entering the game, Howe had just one RBI in her first 23 games of the season

– The performance ended a 1-for-13 showing at the plate in her prior seven outings