Softball Travels to Presbyterian for Big South Series

Head Coach Drew Peterson and Team  (Courtesy of Bennett Scarborough)
Head Coach Drew Peterson and Team (Courtesy of Bennett Scarborough)

Game Notes | @GoCamelsSB

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - With rain forecasted for Friday morning, a new schedule has been set for the three-game set between Campbell and Presbyterian as the opener will be a single contest played at 5 p.m. on Friday at the Presbyterian Softball Complex. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon.

Fans that are unable to make the trip to Clinton, S.C., can follow the action with live stats and free audio through the Big South Network by clicking the links on the softball schedule page. In-game updates can be accessed by following @GoCamelsSB on Twitter.

Leading Off:
-    In the last time out, senior Sarah Forgacs belted her fourth homer of the season in the bottom of the fourth to score three runs and help Campbell to a 3-1 win over Winthrop. Another stellar performance was logged in the circle by freshman Courtney Roberts, who improved to 12-4 on the year with nine strikeouts.
-    The Camels are 8-2 in league-play, one-game back of Coastal Carolina at 9-2 with an additional game left on the schedule to make up the difference.
-    Campbell just ended  a stretch with 17 of 20 games at the friendly confines of Amanda Littlejohn Stadium, where the Camels are 18-3 at home. The team has posted a 30-9 record since opening  the facility on March 16, 2012.
-    Freshman Courtney Roberts was tabbed as Big South Pitcher of the Week, totaling 32 strikeouts in 26 innings and a 3-1 mark in the circle. She tie the program record with 12 punch outs in game one vs. Liberty that had been previously accomplished by Christina Melton (5/5/12 vs. Presbyterian) and Kathy Freaney (2/25/00 vs. Morgan State).
-    The freshman battery of Roberts (P) and Courtney Klingler (C) are the only rookies to earn Big South weekly honors this year. Four more Camels have also picked up weekly awards from the league - Raven Lee (1B), Stephanie Jones (OF), Brittany Arnn (P), Julia Callicutt (P).
-    The first game of the series will be just the seventh true-road contest for the Camels, who have a 2-4 record with losses to Georgia, Hawaii and Coastal Carolina (2x). Campbell is seeking to improve that mark as after the home series against Charleston Southern (Apr. 12-13) the team plays 10-straight road contests.
-    Campbell hosts its "Strikeout Cancer Day" on Apr. 10 with North Carolina State coming to Amanda Littlejohn Stadium for a doubleheader at 4 p.m. 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.
-    For many contest home and away, a free audio broadcast can be found to supplement live stats.
-    Be sure to check for recaps, notes and video interviews with head coach Drew Peterson and student-athletes following each game.
-    Check out the Campbell Softball team's Facebook page at

Campbell vs. Presbyterian    
-    Taylor McGee (.556) and Ericka Nesbitt (.500) both registered avg. over .500.
-    McGee blasted two homers and drove in five runs.
-    Jones added a round tripper and four RBI.
-    Six Camels batted over .300 - Forgacs (.400), Womack (.400), Jones (.364), Lee (.333).
-    Camise Patterson was 2-for-3 during the series last year.
-    Callicutt and Christina Melton notched victories. Melton fanned 12 batters over 10 innings to tie the program strikeout record that Roberts hit vs. Liberty-1.

Presbyterian against Campbell    
-    Jill McLean led the offensive attack with a .667 avg., followed by Leslie Hensley at .400. Both players notched four hits.
-    Padgett Harrington hit a 2-run game-winning pinch hit homer in the T7 of game one to lift the Blue Hose
-    Driving in two runs with a double was Rachel Hopper.
-     Hensley went 1-1 in the circle with six strikeouts in nine innings.
-    Kensley Loudermelk compiled a 1.50 ERA with nine strikeous in nine frames worked.

On The Road Again    
-    The Camels just wrapped up a stretch of 17-of-20 games at home, but will face a 10-game road trip at the end of April.
-    Campbell has played in just six true-road contests, going 2-2 with losses to Georgia, Hawaii and Coastal Carolina.
-    The team has compiled a .205 batting and .301 slugging and .287 on-base pct.
-    Jones paces the squad with a .313 avg., 2 doubles and 4 RBI.
-    Lee, Klingler and Bruce have each tallied a round-tripper.
-    The offense has averaged 3.0 runs on 5.0 hits per game.
-    In the circle, a 4.82 ERA has been tallied with 31 strikeouts in 36.1 innings.
-    Roberts (2.62 ERA) and Scarborough (3.82) have each posted a 1-0 record.
-    Campbell has recorded just a .930 fielding pct. during contests on the road.

Camels Impressive at Home    
-    Campbell is 18-3 this year at home and an amazing 30-9 all time at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.
-    A new single-game attendance mark of 390 fans was set against North Carolina (3/27), surpassing the previous high of 351 against Virginia (2/8).
-    The Camels have posted a .319 avg. and .554 slugging and .406 on-base pct. leading to an average of 5.9 runs on 7.8 hits per game.
-    Bruce leads the way with a .400 avg.  followed by Klingler, who has seven home runs and .941 slugging pct., at .392.
-    34 of the 44 runs that Lee has driven in has come at ALJS including nine of her 12 homers for a .980 slugging pct.
-    The pitching staff has been superb in allowing just 1.60 ERA with 121 strikeouts in 136.0 innings.
-    Arnn (3-2) has a team-low 0.77 ERA, while Callicutt (5-0) is right behind at 0.81 ERA.
-    Roberts is an impressive 9-1 with 61 strikeouts in 56.2 innings of work.

Liberty Series    
-    Campbell tallied two 4-3 victories in the Friday doubleheader before notched a 5-2 win to clinch the series.
-    Roberts tied a team-record with 12 in game one vs. Liberty that had been previously accomplished by Christina Melton (5/5/12 vs. Presbyertian) and Kathy Freaney (2/25/00 vs. Morgan State.
-    The hurler totaled 21 punch outs in two games vs. the Flames.
-    Daw notched a walk-off single, her first hit at Campbell, with the bases loaded in the seventh.
-    Klingler and Lee each registered a home run on Friday.  Lee tallied the game-winning 2-RBI double in the sixth of game one.
-    The game-two victory was registered by Callicutt with two strike outs in 1.2 innings  of relief of Arnn, who posted six strikeouts.
-    Sammi Shivock was the leader for the Flames, going 7-for-8 with 2 homers and four RBI (went 6-of-6 vs. Roberts).

Back Two Back Jacks    
-    Back-to-back round trippers were belted by Lee and Scarborough against the N.C. Central
-    It was the first time that has occurred this season.
-    The feat was last occurred on May 10, 2012 against Winthrop with Forgacs and Christina Melton hitting homers.