The Tiffin University softball team have made some weather related changes to their weekend plans. The Ohio Valley double header remains the same and the West Liberty games on March 17 have been canceled. In place of the canceled games, Tiffin has now added a double header against Salem International on March 19, being played at Ohio Valley.
Tiffin @ Ohio Valley University - March 18, 1:00 PM
Location: Parkersburg, West Virginia
Fighting Scots: Ohio Valley is 3-8 overall, posting a .237 team batting average and 4.37 earned run average.
Series Record: Since the 2009-10 season, Tiffin is 5-1 against Ohio Valley. In the last meeting, Tiffin swept the Fighting Scots 13-5 and 13-0 on April 5, 2016.
Dead Bats: Ohio Valley is averaging 3.9 runs per game, posting the 244th worst batting average in the nation at .237. The Fighting Scots slugging percentage, .286, is 259th of 300 NCAA Division II teams, with the on-base percentage at .319 (228th in the nation).
Power Level Low: Ohio Valley has 73 total hits, but only 18% of those have gone for extra bases. Ohio Valley has 11 doubles, two triples, and has yet to homer.
Limited Leather: The Fighting Scots have committed 21 errors this season. Their fielding percentage, .937, is 232nd in the nation.
Players To Watch:
Alexandria Villazon - Batting .400, Alexandria has 12 hits, and a team high nine runs batted in.
Arianna Escobar - Batting .333, Escobar has a team high 13 hits, and has collected eight runs batted in.
Melinda Koppinger - Making 10 appearances, Melinda is 2-5 on the year in 46 innings pitched. Koppinger has walked 10 batters, and has surrendered nine doubles.
Tiffin vs. Salem International - March 19 (Played at Ohio Valley)
Last Meeting - Tiffin and Salem International last met on March 12, 2016 with Tiffin winning 2-0.
Tigers - Salem International is 7-13 on the year, posting a .281 batting average. The team earned run average is a staggering 6.58, ranking 249th of 300 NCAA Division II teams.
Holey Leather: Salem International is one of the worst fielding teams in the nation, committing 64 errors and posting a .882 fielding percentage, ranking 278th in the nation.
Players To Watch:
Hanna Crew - Batting .393, Crew has a team high 22 hits and has collected 11 RBI's. In 56 at bats, Crew has yet to draw a walk.
Morgan Atkinson - Batting .354, Atkinson has 17 hits, and has scored a team high 16 runs and knocked in a team high 12 runs.
Kayla Lynch - Making 11 appearances, Lynch is 4-6 this year with eight complete games. She has a 3.96 earned run average in 61 1/3 innings pitched.