February 14, 2013

Softball Competes at the Georgia Classic

Game Notes | @GoCamelsSB

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - The Campbell softball team begins play at the Georgia Softball Classic on Friday with games scheduled against Middle Tennesse at 10 a.m. and No. 13/14 Georgia at 3 p.m. Northwestern is the third team in the round-robin tournament with the Camels slated to play it on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Live stats are availble for all games of the tournament, while fans can listen to an audio broadcast for the contest against the host Bulldogs.

The Camels return to Amanda Littlejohn Stadium on Mar. 8 for the Campbell Stampede with a doubleheader against Northern Kentucky and Norfolk State beginning at 3 p.m.

CAMPBELL NOTES:

GoCamels.com Softball Coverage    
-    The official website of Campbell athletics has up-to-date student-athlete bios, schedules, notes and statistics.
-    Be sure to follow @GoCamelsSB on Twitter for in-game updates along with news and information about the program
-    Live stats are available for each game the Camels play.
-    Be sure to check GoCamel.com for recaps, post-game notes and video interviews with head coach Drew Peterson and student-athletes following the game.
-    Check out the Campbell Softball team's Facebook page at Facebook.com/GoCamelsSB.

Perfect 4-0 Start    
-    For the first time since 2004, the Camels opened the season with four victories at the Campbell / Hampton Inn Invitational.
-    A win over Northwestern would set a record for the most victories before the first loss in the program's 28-year history.
-    The best nine-game start to a season was in 1994 and 2008 at 7-2.

Topping Virginia    
-    Campbell notched its 17th-ACC victory and fifth over Virginia to open the season with an 8-0 run-rule win at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.
-    All eight runs were via the long ball from Sarah Forgacs, Raven Lee and Stephanie Jones.
-    Forgacs started it off with a blast in the first.
-    Jones capped the night by launching a walk-off hit over the fence, scoring three runs.

Powerful Offense    
-    The Camels posted three five-inning run-rule victories in the first tournament of the year against Virginia (8-0), St. Bonaventure (9-0) and George Washington (11-1).
-    The team has compiled a .389 batting average and .726 slugging and .482 on-base pct.
-    Nine home runs and five doubles were hit on the opening weekend at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.
-    Lee (1.400), Kailey Farmer (1.143) and Courtney Klingler (1.083) each posted a slugging percentage over 1.000.
-    Campbell was efficient in totaling 35 runs on 37 hits and credited for driving in 33 runs.

Callicutt's No Hitter    
-    Sophomore Julia Callicutt registered the seventh no-hitter in Campbell softball history in a 9-0 five-inning win vs. St. Bonaventure.
-    It was the first no-hitter for the Camels since current-junior Olivia Scarborough tossed one against N.C. Central, 8-0 (5) on April 25, 2011.
-    The Asheboro, N.C., native fanned a career-high eight.
-    She gave up one walk in the third, facing one batter over the minimum.

Sweeping Big South Weekly Awards    
-    Lee and Callicut were named player and pitcher of the week, respectively, from the Big South office on Feb. 11.
-    Lee totaled three home runs and 11 RBI on the weekend.
-    She registered her first-career multi-home run game against St. Bonaventure.
-    Callicutt tossed a no-hitter vs. St. Bonaventure and picked up a second win in relief against Seton Hall.
-    The righty escaped the international tiebreaker without yielding a run with a strikeout and fly out.
-    The last time Campbell swept the weekly awards was on Mar. 10, 1998 by Martha Covington and Michell Hannon. The Camels were in the A-Sun at the time, formerly the TAAC.
-    Callicutt also garnered College Sports Madness Big South Player of the Week honors.

Strong Pitching To Begin The Campaign    
-    The Camels four-member pitching staff posted a 1.83 ERA in 23 innings.
-    There were 21 strikeouts recorded and only four extra-base hits.
-    Besides the five-run first inning against Seton Hall, Campbell was impressive in the circle.
-    Callicutt notched two wins, while Olivia Scarborough and Courtney Roberts each generated one.

Big South Preseason Poll    
-    Campbell was tabbed third in the league's preseason poll that was voted upon by the conference's coaches.
-    The preseason-favorite was Coastal Carolina followed by Charleston Southern.

College Sports Madness Preseason Awards    
-    Big South First Team selections were Ericka Nesbitt and Stephanie Jones.
-    Lee and Forgacs were honored on the second team.
Retooled Coaching Staff in 2013    
-    Head coach Drew Peterson brought in Todd Bradley, Brittany Lee and Eric Lee during the summer.
-    Todd Bradley has 12 years of head coaching experience in various division of softball.
-    Brittany Stanley Lee is one of the most decorated pitchers in program history from 2005-09.
-    Brittany holds the Camels' career records for appearances (238), victories (67), shutouts (23) and strikeouts (493)

A Look Back At 2012    
-    Campbell finished 30-29 and 12-9 in the Big South last season, its first campaign in the league since 1994 after competing in the A-Sun.
-    Jones was recognized following the campaign as the Big South Co-Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Conference First Team, where she was joined by catcher Taylor McGee.
-    Forgacs, Lee and Nesbitt were acknowledged on the second team.

TAKING A LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS:

Northwestern Wildcats (0-5)
Scouting Report: Northwestern began the season in Tempe, Ariz., and was unable to top Oklahoma (4-7), Boise SSt. (3-11), Oregon St. (3-7), San Diego St. (5-7) and Arizona (3-4). Pacing the Wildcats' offense was Anna Edwards at .471 with a team-high eight hits, including three doubles and one triple. Maria Bast, who belting two homers, and Edwards each drove in four runs. The Wildcats compiled a .255 batting and .366 slugging pct. to begin the campaign. Amy Letourneau (0-3) was the featured pitcher for Northwestern totaling 18 innings of work with 26 strike outs, but gave up 24 walks. Being charged with a defeat were Meghan Lamberth and Kristen Wood.
Series History: This is just the second meeting between Campbell and Northwestern with the Wildcats taking a 6-1 decision on Feb. 25, 1995 in Greenville, N.C.

No. 13/14 Georgia Bulldogs (3-2)
Scouting Report: The Bulldogs opened the season at home by splitting against Elon (2-5, 8-0 (5)) and Ohio State (6-1, 4-5 (8)) and defeating Big South-member Winthrop (5-3). Geri Ann Glasco paces the offense with a .429 batting avg. with three doubles, one home run and five RBI. Driving in a team-best seven runs was Paige Wilson with seven RBI, including two doubles, one triple and one homer. Georgia has posted a .313 avg. at the plate and .438 slugging pct. In the circle, Glasco notched two victories and fanned a team-high 17 opponents in 15 innings of work. Going 1-1 to begin the campaign was Morgan Montemayor logging 12.2 innings and striking out 12.
Series History: The Camels are 1-7 against the Bulldogs with the teams meeting in 2012, a 10-1 six-inning win for Georgia. The lone Campbell victory over the Bulldogs was Apr. 3, 1997, when the teams split in Athens, Ga., 5-1 and 3-5, in the two program's first ever meeting.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (0-0)
Scouting Report: The Blue Raiders are opening their season at the Bulldog Classic with a new head coach. The team finished the 2012 campaign with a 16-33 overall mark and an eighth-place finish in the Sun Belt at 5-18. Ten newcomers have been added to the squad. Middle Tennessee has five returning starters and three pitchers coming back. Kayla Toney is the top returner for the squad and compiled a .410 average with 12 doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI. The pitching staff brings back Shelby Stinnett, who posted a 6-10 mark and 4.83 ERA in 95.2 innings of work.
Series History: The is the first meeting between the two squads.

TAKING A LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS:
Northwestern Wildcats (0-5)
Scouting Report: Northwestern began the season in Tempe, Ariz., and was unable to top Oklahoma (4-7), Boise SSt. (3-11), Oregon St. (3-7), San Diego St. (5-7) and Arizona (3-4). Pacing the Wildcats' offense was Anna Edwards at .471 with a team-high eight hits, including three doubles and one triple. Maria Bast, who belting two homers, and Edwards each drove in four runs. The Wildcats compiled a .255 batting and .366 slugging pct. to begin the campaign. Amy Letourneau (0-3) was the featured pitcher for Northwestern totaling 18 innings of work with 26 strike outs, but gave up 24 walks. Being charged with a defeat were Meghan Lamberth and Kristen Wood.
Series History: This is just the second meeting between Campbell and Northwestern with the Wildcats taking a 6-1 decision on Feb. 25, 1995 in Greenville, N.C.
No. 13/14 Georgia Bulldogs (3-2)
Scouting Report: The Bulldogs opened the season at home by splitting against Elon (2-5, 8-0 (5)) and Ohio State (6-1, 4-5 (8)) and defeating Big South-member Winthrop (5-3). Geri Ann Glasco paces the offense with a .429 batting avg. with three doubles, one home run and five RBI. Driving in a team-best seven runs was Paige Wilson with seven RBI, including two doubles, one triple and one homer. Georgia has posted a .313 avg. at the plate and .438 slugging pct. In the circle, Glasco notched two victories and fanned a team-high 17 opponents in 15 innings of work. Going 1-1 to begin the campaign was Morgan Montemayor logging 12.2 innings and striking out 12.
Series History: The Camels are 1-7 against the Bulldogs with the teams meeting in 2012, a 10-1 six-inning win for Georgia. The lone Campbell victory over the Bulldogs was Apr. 3, 1997, when the teams split in Athens, Ga., 5-1 and 3-5, in the two program's first ever meeting.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-2)
Scouting Report: The Blue Raiders are opening their season at the Bulldog Classic with a new head coach. The team finished the 2012 campaign with a 16-33 overall mark and an eighth-place finish in the Sun Belt at 5-18. Ten newcomers have been added to the squad. Middle Tennessee has five returning starters and three pitchers coming back. Kayla Toney is the top returner for the squad and compiled a .410 average with 12 doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI. The pitching staff brings back Shelby Stinnett, who posted a 6-10 mark and 4.83 ERA in 95.2 innings of work.
Series History: The is the first meeting between the two squads.