JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University softball opens a six-game home stand this Wednesday, March 14 when it welcomes Notre Dame to the Debbie and Fred Pruitt Softball Complex at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Facebook Live, with Joe Mixie and Roland Stamm calling the action.
Last Time Out – at Maryland Invitational
Jacksonville opened the Maryland Invitational with a pair of wins over Yale (4-3, 8 innings) and the host Terrapins (2-0) last Friday, March 9 to extend its win streak to three for its sixth win in the past eight games.
The following day, however, Miami (Ohio) ended that streak as the Dolphins fell, 6-0.
On the last day of the invitational, JU kept games against Utah (4-1) and the Bulldogs (3-2) within reach, but ultimately fell in both matchups.
Scouting Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish enter Wednesday's contest with a 13-8 record overall, and are 1-2 on the road this season. Notre Dame has faced six ranked opponents so far this season, with victories over then-No. 14 Minnesota twice and a win against then-No. 20 Michigan.
Hitting Leader | Ali Wester (.422) … Wester, Abby Sweet (.391), Alexis Bazos (.378), MK Bonamy (.359), and Morgan Reed (.358) are all hitting above .350 … Katie Marino leads the team with five home runs, while Reed and Cait Brooks are tops with 16 RBI each
Pitching Leader | Alexis Holloway (2.38 ERA) … Holloway leads the team with a 10-4 record in the circle and has thrown 12 complete games in 16 appearances … With 80 strikeouts, Holloway leads the Fighting Irish pitching contingent
On the Bases | Abby Sweet is 7-of-9 in stolen bases … Ali Wester (6-7) and Reed (5-6) have also stolen at least five bases
The Series with the Fighting Irish
Notre Dame is 3-0 in the all-time series, and won the last meeting in 2014, 9-1, in Jacksonville.
The Dolphins continue their six-game home stand with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 17 against George Mason. Game one is set for noon, while first pitch for game two will take place at 2:30 p.m.