WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
Softball starts Georgia road trip on Thursday at Kennesaw State
Now that finals are over, the Dolphins will head to Georgia as the JU softball team faces Kennesaw State at 4 p.m. on Thursday for an Atlantic Suns Conference doubleheader.
Following the doubleheader on Thursday, the Dolphins (29-17, 7-7) travel to Macon, Ga. to face Mercer on Friday at 4 p.m. for a double header action with the Bears.
“We are ready to get back to playing,” said JU head coach Amanda Lehotak. “Our focus now is securing a spot for the conference tournament and I know our kids are up for the challenge. We are playing two solid teams so we need be sharp this week.”
The Dolphins split both doubleheaders with Bethune-Cookman and Campbell in their last action before the off week.
In the series with Bethune-Cookman on April 14th, the Dolphins gave up four unearned runs in the seventh inning of game one for a 5-3 loss, but rebounded in the night cap behind senior Ashley Iveson’s complete game shutout to take a 2-0 win in the home finale.
Iveson delivered another complete-game effort at Campbell on April 17th, while senior Amber Moseley homered to give the Dolphins a 2-0 game one victory. The Dolphins didn’t carry the momentum over as they dropped a 3-0 decision in game two to the Camels.
In the shutouts, Iveson finished with 20 strikeouts and scattered six hits over 14 scoreless innings.
Moseley paced the Dolphins at the plate with a batting average of .429 (3-7) with a homerun, double, and two RBI.
The Owls (24-22, 9-7) enter the matchup having lost three of their last four games, including getting swept by Stetson over the weekend. Despite the struggles of late, the Owls split the series last season with the Dolphins and own the overall series, 6-2.
The Bears (22-29, 4-12) are on a four-game losing streak after being swept by Stetson and FGCU its trip to Florida last week. The Dolphins split the regular season twin bill at home last season before falling to the Bears in the first game of the 2009 A-Sun Tournament. The Bears own an 11-4 advantage against the Dolphins in the all-time series.
Fan can watch the game on Thursday on live video streaming though A-Sun.TV or on live stats by logging onto JUDolphins.com.