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February 22, 2014

No. 4 VSU, No. 2 UWF set for GSC showdown

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VALDOSTA — VSU softball looks to continue streak

Also looking to have fun is the VSU softball team, which has won three straight games. The Blazers are 9-5 overall and 1-2 in the Gulf South after dropping the first two games last weekend against Shorter. The first two games are today, starting at 5 p.m. Sunday’s Game 3 is at 2 p.m.

Since then, though, VSU’s offense has broken loose. Starting with the 10-2 win against the Hawks to close out the opening weekend, the Blazers have hit .375 with 25 runs, eight doubles, a triple and four home runs. Courtney Albritton, the reigning GSC Player of the Week, who has six home runs with 21 runs and 14 RBIs and is hitting .385. Also keying the VSU attack are Kiley Rusen, who is hitting .404 with 17 RBIs and three home runs; Chelsea Canara with her .400 average and 12 RBIs. Shelby Altman and Karson King have had big weeks as well.

Also excelling this week have been starting pitchers Brianna Hancock and Maci Fletcher. Hancock, a senior, has a 2.22 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 56 2-3 innings; while Fletcher, a freshman that made her debut in the second game against Shorter, has a 1.56 ERA and two strikeouts in nine innings.

West Florida, which is 10-10 overall and 1-2 in conference, is paced offensively by Jessica Wilkinson and her .303 average with five doubles and two home runs. Rebecca Hein is the Argos’ top pitcher.

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