SFA baseball returns to Nacogdoches this week to play Lamar University in a three- game series Friday through Sunday. The Ladyjacks will play at home against Baylor University Wednesday, then travel to Beaumont for a series against LU Friday and Saturday. On Tuesday, they will travel to Houston to play Texas Southern University.
The Lumberjacks will start their series at 6 p.m. on Friday at Jaycees field. The series will continue at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. SFA maintains an overall record of 3-7, with a .300 winning percentage. The Jacks lost their last series against the University of Portland 0-3. LU has a 5-5 overall record and a .500 winning percentage.
SFA baseball is looking to get their conference play off to a fast start. In their last meeting, SFA swept LU in Beaumont and have a winning streak of four.
The Cardinals’ junior outfielder Avery George holds a batting average of .390, leading the team with 16 hits and eight RBIs. Sophomore infielder Kelby Weyler chips leading the team with 16 hits and eight RBIs. Sophomore infielder Kelby Weyler chips in with a .351 batting average, 13 hits and six RBIs, tying with George at 17 TB.
Junior right-handed pitcher Trevin Michael leads the Cardinals in their young season with two wins as pitcher. Michael has pitched 22 innings for LU, holds an ERA of 2.05, a .50 WHIP and has had 25 strikeouts this season. Behind him, junior right- handed pitcher Zach Bravo has pitched 13.1 innings. Bravo has a 3.38 ERA, a 1.76 WHIP and 13 strikeouts.
SFA’s softball team will begin its week of action as they compete against the Baylor Bears at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Geo-Surfaces Field. The Ladyjacks have a 13-4 overall record and a .765 winning percentage.
The Ladyjacks come off a seven-game winning streak and will have their first taste of conference play against the Cardinals in Beaumont.
Baylor University has a 17-4 overall record, a .810 winning percentage and starting their conference play against Kansas March 20. Freshman infielder Aliyah Pritchett leads the team with five home runs. She has a .283 batting average, 12 RBIs and leads the team with 34 total bases. Junior infielder Maddison
Kettler contributes at bat with a .415 batting average, seven RBI’s and has 27 total bases. On the mound for the Bears, graduate right- handed pitcher Gia Rodoni has pitched 59.1 innings and has a 1.30 ERA, a .76 WHIP and 80 strikeouts.
In the three-game series against LU, the Ladyjacks will play in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, then at noon Saturday to wrap up the series. LU has an 8-8 overall record and a .500 winning percentage. The Ladyjacks have split their last two series against the Cardinals, losing 2-1 in Nacogdoches and winning 2-1 in Beaumont.
Senior infielder Jade Lewis leads the LU offense with a .471 batting average, six RBIs and 23 total bases accounted for. Junior catcher Hannah Carpenter leads the Cardinals with two homeruns and chips in three RBIs. On the mound, right- handed pitcher Aaliyah Ruiz leads the Cardinals with 49.2 innings pitched with a 2.54 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP and 32 strikeouts.
The Ladyjacks will play Texas Southern University, or TSU, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday in Houston to wrap up their week. TSU has a 7-10 overall record and a .412 winning percentage. Sophomore infielder Haslam Daryn leads the team with two homeruns. She has a .316 batting average, 13 RBIs and has been walked nine times.