• 2019 Final Record: 39-14; 16-4 UAA
  • 2019 Final National Rank: 2nd
  • 5 NCAA Championships Appearances
  • 15 NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • 12 UAA Championships
  • 15 Seasons Of 30 Or More Wins
  • 14 All-Americans
  • 6 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

Emory Softball Travels To Piedmont For NCAA Regional Play

Emory Softball Travels To Piedmont For NCAA Regional Play

The Emory softball program will be one of 62 teams vying for first place when it begins the postseason by competing in the 2019 NCAA D-III Demorest, Georgia Regional.  Action begins on Friday and runs through Sunday (May 10-12) with Piedmont College serving as the host. The Regional had originally been scheduled to take place in Atlanta but was re-located Tuesday evening.

The Eagles of Head Coach Adrianna Baggetta, who enter the upcoming weekend as the Regional's No. 1 seed, stand 30-10 on the year and are making their 16th trip to the NCAAs in the 21-year history of the program.  Emory's opening foe on Friday in the double-elimination event will be Emory & Henry (26-16) from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Wasps finished second in the ODAC during the regular season and fourth in the conference tournament.  Preceding that game will Transylvania University (28-11), champions of the Heartland Conference, squaring off against USA South Conference Tournament runner-up Piedmont College (29-10).

Scheduled times for the NCAA Demorest Regional are listed below.

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Friday, May 10
Game 1 – Transylvania vs. Piedmont – 2:00 pm
Game 2 – Emory vs. Emory and Henry – 4:30 pm

Saturday, May 11
Game 3 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 -- 2:00 pm
Game 4 – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 – 4:30 pm
Game 5- Winner of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 3 – 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 12
Game 6 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5 - Noon
Game 7 – if necessary – 2:30 pm

Forty-two conferences received an automatic qualification (Pool A).  Emory was one of two schools who received a Pool B, which includes independent institutions and institutions from conferences that do not meet the automatic qualification criteria.  The 18 remaining teams were selected on an at-large basis from automatic qualifying conferences and the remaining institutions in Pool B.

The field of 62 teams is split into 16 regionals with 14 four-team sites and two three-team sites. 

Emory closed out the regular season with a flourish, winning eight of its last nine games including a regular-season ending sweep of No. 20 Brandeis that allowed it to lay claim to the program's 12th-ever University Athletic Association crown.

Since the adoption of the four-team pods in 2014, Emory stands 10-3 in Regional action, with the previous scores as follows

May 12, 2018
Maryville 5, Emory 2
May 12, 2018
Emory 4, Lynchburg 2
May 11, 2018
Maryville 1, Emory 0

May 15, 2016
Emory 5, Berry 4 (8 inn.)
May 15, 2016
Berry 5, Emory 1
May 14, 2016
Emory 5, Berry 2
May 13, 2016
Emory 3, Birmingham Southern 1

May 10, 2015
Emory 4, Berry 2 (8 inn.)
May 9, 2015
Emory 1, Averett 0
May 8, 2015
Emory 2, LaGrange 0

May 11, 2014
Emory 6, Piedmont 1
May 10, 2014
Emory 13, Piedmont 12
May 9, 2014
Emory 5, Agnes Scott 1

Emory's 2019 UAA Athletes of the Week
Feb. 25 – Natalie Arreguin – UAA Hitter of the Week
Mar. 4 – Cassie Baca – UAA Hitter of the Week
Mar. 18 – Meghan Murphy – UAA Co-Hitter of the Week
Apr. 1 – Sami Feller – UAA Co-Hitter of the Week
Apr. 8 – Mattie Ryan – UAA Hitter of the Week
Apr. 22 – Sami Feller – UAA Hitter of the Week
Apr. 29 – Sami Feller – UAA Hitter of the Week
Apr. 29 – Toko Miller – UAA Pitcher of the Week

All-University Athletic Association
Cassie Baca – 1st Team
Sami Feller – 1st Team
Jenna Wilson – 1st Team

Natalie Arreguin – 2nd Team
Madison Schaefer – 2nd Team

Cassie Baca & Sami Feller  - UAA Co-Position Players of the Year
Mattie Ryan – UAA Rookie of the Year

EMORY NOTES -- Emory has an all-time record of 44-33 in NCAA Tournament play … During the UAA portion of the schedule, the Eagles outscored their opponents by a 139-64 margin … Emory recorded six run-rule victories during UAA action and has a total of nine such wins this season … Emory has collected 10 or more hits on 14 occasions this year vs. nine times for the opposition … 94 of Emory's 263 hits this year are of the extra-base variety with the team coming through with 60 doubles, 22 triples and 12 home runs … The Eagles head into the postseason tops in the UAA and 32nd in the Division III ranks in scoring with an average of 6.58 runs per game … The Eagles have generated 10 or more runs in eight games … Emory has registered a school-record 22 triples this year and its average of 0.55 three-baggers per game leads the UAA and ranks fourth nationally … Senior Cassie Baca has socked six triples this year, tying for sixth place on the school's seasonal ladder … Baca is No. 2 on the squad and 14th among UAA players in batting at .371 (46-of-124) with her hit total second on the team, while her 36 runs scored stands first in the UAA … Emory checks into the weekend second among conference squads with a fielding percentage of .957 … Junior outfielder Sami Feller leads the team in hitting with a .398 effort at the plate, good for the No. 8 slot on the UAA ladder … Feller, who led all UAA players in hitting (.471) for conference games, has delivered a team-high 15 multi-hit games this season …Senior outfielder Jenna Wilson, a starter in all 37 games she has appeared in this year, posts a .367 effort in the batter's box with that mark ranking 17th in the league … Wilson paces the squad with 47 hits and has stolen a school-record 29 bases this season … Career-wise, Wilson ranks as the Eagles' all-time leader with 72 stolen bases and is No. 2 on the school's career list in stolen-base percentage (.960, 72-of-75) …  Wilson claims the team's longest hitting streak of the year at 12 games (Mar. 21- Apr. 7) … Sophomore third baseman Natalie Arreguin has driven in two or more runs a team-high nine times while her 10 doubles and 18 walks, are second and third, respectively, on the squad … Junior Greta Wilker hit .352 in UAA contests, drawing starting assignments in 17 of her 20 games … Wilker's 17 ribbies in league play was fourth on the squad while her five doubles tied for second … Freshman Mattie Ryan, one of three Eagles to have started all 40 games (Sarah Katz and Natalie Arreguin), has hit a team-high three home runs and sets the pace on the club with 12 doubles … Ryan, second on the team with 29 RBIs, has 10 multi-hit contests to her credit while driving in two or more runs on eight occasions … Sophomore pitcher Madison Schaefer has produced a conference-high 13 wins this season to go along with a team-leading 54 strikeouts over 94 2/3 innings of action … Schaefer's season-high in Ks is 7 vs. Washington University (Apr. 6) … Senior pitcher Toko Miller has crafted a won-lost ledger of 9-2 (2.88 ERA) and registered a league-high tying three saves … Career-wise, Miller posts a 20-9 with her win total tying for 12th place all-time at Emory … Over her four years at Emory, Miller has six saves to her credit, tying for third place at the school's career ladder … Emory had the highest strength of schedule rating in all of D-III this year.