Softball to Face Saint Leo on the Road
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –
Nova Southeastern University softball will head to St. Leo, Florida this weekend to face Sunshine State Conference (SSC) opponent Saint Leo in a three-game series beginning on Friday, Feb. 26. "In preparation for the weekend, we have been working hard at practice this week to mold together defensively," said head coach Julie LeMaire. "Placing extra focus on minimizing extra bases will be key for us to be successful against Saint Leo's offense."
The Sharks (3-9) are coming off three losses to neighbor and SSC rival Barry University. The NSU pitchers are working to find their groove as Dajia Jones
(Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.) pitched the first and third games giving up a combined eight runs, 19 hits, 12 walks and earning six strikeouts. Erica Winter
(Fr., Blaine, Minn.) pitched the second bout giving up seven walks, 15 hits and 16 runs. Winter fell to 1-4 on the season, while Jones is 2-5.
NSU has been able to produce offensively, with multiple players putting up solid numbers. The Sharks improved in each game as they saw five, six and finally eight players garner hits. Rachel Minier
(Jr., Orlando, Fla.) went 6-for-10 on the weekend with four straight hits in the final game. Jones continues to lead the team in batting average with .400.
The No. 14 Saint Leo Lions will be the first ranked team the Sharks will face this season. Saint Leo is off to a 9-0 start this season, defeating No. 3 Shorter and No. 14 Florida Tech in the opening weekend of play. In nine victories, the Lions have outscored their opponents 60-6 and have held their opposition to a .148 batting average compared to Saint Leo's .378.
Junior pitcher Stephanie Adkins picked up her fourth win of the year in her no-hitter on Friday, Feb. 19 in Saint Leo's 5-0 win over Embry-Riddle as the Lions took both games in the series. As a team, the Lions hit .371 from the plate and held their opponent to a .157 batting average. Saint Leo recorded 23 total hits with 10 runs scored and 28 total bases with only six strikeouts. The Lions have pushed their win streak to 20 straight games dating back to April 3, 2015, marking the longest winning span in team history.
See below for links to the live stats and live video stream (when available) for each game. Also, stay tuned to NSUSharks.com for the latest updates throughout the weekend. Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.: Live Stats
| Live VideoSaturday, Feb. 28, 12 p.m.: Live StatsSaturday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m.: Live Stats