SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Saint Louis at Louisiana Tech Invitational
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25, 2018
WHERE: Lady Techster Softball Complex • Ruston, La.
OPPONENTS (record): Louisiana Tech (5-7), Alcorn State (1-5), Massachusetts-Lowell (0-5), South Dakota (1-10), Missouri State (4-5)
BILLIKEN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (Central times)
Friday – Louisiana Tech (5 p.m.) LIVE STATS
Friday – Alcorn State (7 p.m.) LIVE STATS
Saturday – Massachusetts-Lowell (11 a.m.) LIVE STATS
Saturday – South Dakota (3 p.m.) LIVE STATS
Sunday – Missouri State (11 a.m.) LIVE STATS
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A LOOK AT THE BILLIKENS
• After opening the season at Bradley’s Petersen Hotels Invitational two weekends ago, Saint Louis (1-4) returns to action this weekend at the Louisiana Tech Invitational.
• Saint Louis and Missouri State are meeting for a 47th time – including a 2-1 SLU victory last season – but nobody on the Billiken roster has faced any of the other four opponents. SLU has played Louisiana Tech, Alcorn State and South Dakota just once and has never played Massachusetts-Lowell.
• Freshman designated player Sadie Wise earned two weekly awards for her performance at the Petersen Hotels Invitational. Wise was named Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week by the league office and A-10 Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.
• SLU’s leading hitters in the early going are Krystina Kernich (.500), Sadie Wise (.412), Alyssa Chavez (.400), Allie Macfarlane (.353) and Kaylyn Breitbach (.300).
• Alyssa Tarquinio has a team-high four RBIs, while Wise and Chavez have a home run apiece.
• In the circle, Kaylea Chappelle is 1-1 with a 1.58 ERA.