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Softball vs. Principia Preview

Photo credit: Mitch Richmond
Photo credit: Mitch Richmond

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University softball team jumps back into conference play on Monday night when they'll take on Principia. Action begins at 5 p.m.

Principia (3-11; 0-4 SLIAC) at Fontbonne (4-14; 2-2 SLIAC)

When: April 1st, 2019

Where: ABC Ballpark

Time: 5 & 7 p.m.

Game 1 Video: HERE

Game 1 Stats:  HERE

Game 2 Video: HERE

Game 2 Stats:  HERE

A Look At The Griffins

  • Fontbonne will be looking to snap its three-game slide after falling 7-1 against WashU, along with a doubleheader 2-0, 11-8 contests against Greenville this past week.
  • On the season, the offense owns a .267 clip and totaled four homers.
  • Maddy Strickland leads the offense with a .435 average, totaling 20 hits, three doubles, one homer and eight RBI.
  • Diamond Thomas is tied with Strickland in the hit department and owns a .364 average, while Lexi Becker is third on the team with a .340 average.
  • Inside the circle, the staff has compiled a 4.71 ERA.
  • Thomas is 2-5 thus far and leads the Griffins with a 4.29 ERA and 23 strikeouts.
  • Strickland returned to the rubber against Greenville and now has a 4.32 ERA, while Becker is 2-4 in 34.1 innings of work.

A Look At The Principia Panthers

  • After starting the season 3-1, the Panthers have dropped 10 straight, including a 17-4 and 11-0 outing against Westminster last week.
  • Thus far, the Panthers offense is batting .284 and they're led by Lauren Daugherty's .462 average and 18 hits.
  • Leah Schaefer is second on the team with a .421 average, but leads them in doubles (eight) and RBI (15).
  • Inside the circle, the staff has a 5.94 ERA.
  • Schaefer is 3-10 with a 5.92 ERA and leads them with 39 strikeouts.

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