Appalachian State University softball headed to Johnson City, Tenn. to play a doubleheader at ETSU on Wednesday April 1 starting at 5 p.m. with the second game to follow after.
ASU entered the contest with an overall record of 15-17 and an 8-4 Southern Conference record while ETSU is 18-12 overall and 3-7 in the Atlantic Sun,
The Mountaineers' took 2-of-3 games from UNCG over the weekend, allowing just two runs in the three game series. Kayla Richardson and Ashley Stubbs each had a shutout for ASU.
Katie Boyd leads the charge offensively for ASU with a .415 batting average, the sophomore has already broken the single-season walks record and is just three RBIs away from the single-season record. Megan Rembielak and Sarah Rappe have formed a solid one, two punch at the top of the lineup for ASU, batting 288 and 290, respectively. Rappe leads the team with 18 stolen bases and has stolen a school record 16 bags in a row. She is also tied for the team lead with Boyd in hits and runs scored.
Michelle Lighton and Andrea McIntyre are both on career-high hitting streaks, Lighton is at six games while McIntyre has hit safely in five straight.
Richardson and Stubbs have a combined 2.68 ERA in the circle and have combined for 14 wins. Richardson leads the SoCon in complete games, 13, and strikeouts, 92, while Stubbs is in the top-10 strikeouts, innings and complete games.
ETSU is led offensively by Katy Powell who is batting .351 on the year. She has 34 hits, 31 of them singles. Trisha Massenzo and Katy Jett have combined for 32 RBIs, while Jett has a team-best six doubles.
Darci Gilbert and Marissa form a solid pitching duo with a combined 17 wins. Gilbert has an ERA of 1.74 while Hardy's is 1.83.
Appalachian and the Buc's have just one common opponent so far, Coastal Carolina. ASU beat the Chanticleers 4-3 while ETSU split a doubleheader, with both scores being 6-2.
The Mountaineers return home on Saturday April 4 to host College of Charleston at 1 p.m.