Lynchburg Super Region Information
The No. 18-ranked Emory softball team continues its postseason run this weekend (Feb. 17-18) when it competes at the NCAA Lynchburg, Virginia Super Regional. The best-of-three series will be held at Moon Field on the campus of the University of Lynchburg. There will be one game played on Friday with first pitch slated at 2:00 pm. Saturday will also see a 2:00 pm start time, and if a third game is necessary that will take place approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the second contest.
The Eagles of first-year Head Coach Adrianna Baggetta, are making the school's 16th trip to the NCAAs in the 21-year history of the program and check in with an overall record of 34-11. Emory advanced to the Super Regional after staving off three elimination games en route to winning the Demorest, Georgia Regional this past weekend. After winning their opening game, 7-3 vs. Emory and Henry, Emory came out on the short end of a 4-0 verdict to host Piedmont. From there, the resilient Eagles battled to three consecutive wins, two of which were extra-inning affairs, including a 5-4 decision over Piedmont in the winner-take-all contest on Monday.
No. 17 Lynchburg travelled a similar path to Supers that Emory did, winning its initial game at the Virginia Beach Regional before losing to No. 1-ranked and host Virginia Wesleyan in its second outing. The Hornets regrouped and rattled off three consecutive wins including two over the top-ranked Marlins on the final day, 7-4 and 4-2. Lynchburg enters the upcoming weekend with a record of 36-13.
Emory Super Regional History
May 21 – Emory 3, Benedictine 1
May 21 – Benedictine 1, Emory 0
May 20 – Emory 2, Benedictine 1
2015 (Tyler, Texas)
May 16 – UT-Tyler 12, Emory 2 (5 inn.)
May 15 – UT-Tyler 4, Emory 0
May 17 – Trine 6, Emory 2
May 16 – Trine 6, Emory 5 (10 inn.)
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
NCAA Demorest Regional Honors
Jenna Wilson – Most Outstanding Player
Mattie Ryan – All-Region Team (1B)
Sarah Katz – All-Region Team (2B)
Natalie Arreguin – All-Region Team (3B)
Madison Schaefer – All-Region Team (P)
EMORY – LYNCHBURG SERIES NOTES – Emory holds a 15-5 edge in the all-time series with Lynchburg that saw the first game played on March 3, 2001 … The teams last met in the 2018 NCAA Atlanta Regional where the Eagles prevailed by a 4-2 margin … The Eagles and Hornets also met in the 2007 NCAA Regionals in Fayetteville, NC, with Emory registering 2-0 and 9-1 (5 inn.) victories.
DEMOREST REGIONAL NOTES – Senior center fielder Jenna Wilson was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Demorest Regional after hitting a team-high .529, leading the squad with nine hits in 17 trips to the plate … Wilson also scored a team-leading five runs and tied for the top spot with four RBIs … Freshman first baseman Mattie Ryan, another Emory rep on the all-tourney team, hit .500 (7-of-14), paced the squad in on-base percentage (.650) and was issued a team-high four walks … In the 5-4 triumph over Piedmont in the final game of the Regional, Ryan came through with her first career four-hit game … All-tourney honoree Madison Schaefer picked up all four Emory wins, compiling an ERA of 2.80 over 15 innings of work …Two of Schaefer's victories came in relief stints, the last one coming in Monday's championship encounter vs. Piedmont when she threw a scoreless frame in the top of the eighth … Other Emory players to earn All-Region nods included third baseman Natalie Arreguin (.313, 5-16) and second baseman Sarah Katz (.278, 5-18) … Senior Toko Miller provided the Eagles with a pair of solid starting assignments in the circle, including a nine-inning performance against Transylvania when she allowed just one unearned run and eight hits while fanning a season-high six batters … Miller crafted an ERA of 1.38 over 20 1/3 innings and struck out 14 opponents … Miller, who has 60 punch outs this season, ranks 13th on the program's all-time list with 123 Ks … Senior shortstop Cassie Baca enjoyed a productive Demorest Regional, hitting at a .364 clip (8-for-22) with three runs scored and four RBIs … Baca's final RBI was a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth that gave the Eagles the 5-4 victory against Piedmont in the Region finale.
EMORY NOTES -- Emory has an all-time record of 48-34 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 17 occasions this year vs. 10 times for the opposition … The Eagles posted double-figure hit totals in the final three games of the Demorest Regional and closed out their five-game run with a .299 effort (47-of-157) at the plate vs. .245 (37-of-151) for the opposition … 100 of Emory's 391 hits this year are of the extra-base variety with the team coming through with 65 doubles, 23 triples and 12 home runs … The Eagles head into the postseason tops in the UAA and 36th in the Division III ranks in scoring with an average of 6.38 runs per game … The Eagles have generated 10 or more runs in eight games … Emory has registered a school-record 23 triples this year and its average of 0.51 three-baggers per game leads the UAA and ranks eighth nationally … Cassie Baca has socked seven triples this year, tying for third place on the school's seasonal ladder … Baca is No. 3 on the squad and 16th among UAA players in batting at .370 (54-of-146) with her hit total second on the team, while her 39 runs ties her with teammate Jenna Wilson for first in the UAA … Baca is tied with Sami Feller for first place on the club with 15 outings of two or more hits and tops the team with 10 multi-RBI performances … Emory checks into the weekend second among conference squads with a fielding percentage of .961 … Junior outfielder Sami Feller is second on the squad in hitting with a .371 effort at the plate, good for the No. 14 slot on the UAA ladder … Feller, who led all UAA players in hitting (.471) for conference games, has delivered a team-high tying 15 multi-hit games this season …Jenna Wilson, a starter in all 42 games she has appeared in this year, owns a team-leading .386 mark in the batter's box which ranks 11th in the league … Wilson paces the squad with 56 hits and has stolen a school-record 32 bases this season … Career-wise, Wilson ranks as the Eagles' all-time leader with 75 stolen bases and is No. 2 on the school's career list in stolen-base percentage (.938, 75-of-80) … Wilson's career batting average of .409 (148-of-362) stands fifth on the school's all-time ladder … Wilson claims the team's longest hitting streak of the year at 12 games (Mar. 21- Apr. 7) and enters Super Regional action having hit safely in her last six contests … Mattie Ryan has drawn 30 base-on-balls this year, second most in school history, and is five shy of tying Megan Light's first-place standard of 35 (2013) … Sophomore third baseman Natalie Arreguin has driven in two or more runs nine times (second on team) 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 … In overall contests, Wilker's eight games of two or more RBIs is fourth on the team … Freshman Mattie Ryan, one of three Eagles to have started all 45 games (Sarah Katz and Natalie Arreguin), has hit a team-high three home runs and sets the pace on the club with 13 doubles … Ryan, second on the team with 33 RBIs, has 12 multi-hit contests to her credit and has driven in two or more runs on nine occasions … Pitcher Madison Schaefer has produced a conference-high 17 wins this season (tied for 12th on the school's yearly list) to go along with a team-leading 61 strikeouts over 109 2/3 innings of action … Schaefer's season-high in Ks is 7 vs. Washington University (Apr. 6) … Toko Miller has crafted a won-lost ledger of 9-2 (2.62 ERA) and registered a league-high tying four saves with that total tying for the No. 1 position on the Eagles' seasonal chart … 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 seven saves to her credit, tying for first place at the school's career ladder … Emory had the highest strength of schedule rating in all of D-III this year … The Eagles are 4-0 in extra-inning games this year.