Softball hosts Bradley for 3-game series


Aces and Braves start with Saturday DH

 Coming off of a doubleheader split against Indiana State on Wednesday, the University of Evansville softball team welcomes Bradley to Cooper Stadium for a 3-game set this weekend

– The squads face off in a noon doubleheader on Saturday before wrapping things up on Sunday at 11 a.m.; The Valley on ESPN will have live coverage of both games

Last Week

– After dropping a 5-1 game to open Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Sycamores, UE rallied to take a 6-3 victory to split the day

– Haley Woolf hit a solo home run in each game and scored a total of three runs on the day while Eryn Gould went 3-5 and walked twice over the course of the two games

– Emily Lockhart started game one and gave up five runs, four earned, in the complete game while Izzy Vetter allowed three runs on six hits to earn the win in game two

– Last weekend, the Purple Aces wrapped up their road trip with a 3-game series at Southern Illinois

– The Salukis took the opener by a 6-3 score before finishing the series sweep with 2-1 and 2-0 wins in Saturday’s doubleheader

– Allison Daggett recorded three hits in nine at-bats to lead UE with a .333 average; Halie Fain was just behind with a .300 average, posting three hits

– Emily Lockhart made three appearances and one start, giving up two earned runs in eight innings of work

Looking for #200

– UE head coach Mat Mundell sits at 199 victories in his career with the next marking #200

– In six seasons at Illinois-Springfield, Mundell accumulated 117 wins and sits at 82 with the Aces

Showing Her Power

– Freshman Haley Woolf has three home runs on the year with each one coming at Cooper Stadium

– Woolf hit a home run in each game of Wednesday’s doubleheader and improved her home batting average to .286

– She has eight hits in 28 home at-bats with three home runs, 10 RBI, four doubles and four walks

– Away from Evansville, Woolf is batting .176 with nine hits in 51 at-bats; she has one road RBI and three doubles