The Eastern Kentucky University softball team is set to host the No. 20 University of Kentucky Tuesday night for a Suicide Prevention Awareness game.
EKU Softball seat cushions will be given away and a silent auction will take place that will include the squad’s warm-up jackets. All proceeds will go to the EKU Psychology Clinic’s Suicide Prevention Services.
First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
-EKU (22-12, 5-1 OVC) went 2-1 last week, dropping a game to the No. 19 University of Kentucky but sweeping Morehead State.
-Paige Murphy, the reigning OVC Player of the Week, hit .500 last week with a 1.500 slugging percentage. The senior had three home runs, including a grand slam, a double and nine runs batted in against Morehead State.
-Murphy is leading the offensive effort for the Colonels, hitting .446 on the year with nine doubles, one triple and 10 round-trippers.
-Murderer’s Row has doubled opponents’ home runs – 44-to-22.
-Mollie Paulick (8-4) continues to lead the defensive effort with a 2.55 ERA on the season. The sophomore has thrown 79 strikeouts.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
-Kentucky rides a four-game winning streak into tomorrow’s contest, defeating EKU, Louisville and Middle Tennessee in a doubleheader last week.
-Bailey Vick continues to lead the Wildcats offensively, hitting .431 on the season with just one hit for extra bases.
-Bethany Todd (1.40) and Grace Baalman (1.95) are each tossing under a 2.00 ERA for UK.
LIVE STATISTICS AND VIDEO
Live statistics and live video will be available for the game.
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Assistant Director, EKUSports Communications