Softball Travels to UNCW, Hampton for Midweek Doubleheaders

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Campbell finishes its non-conference schedule with a pair of doubleheaders at UNC Wilmington on Tuesday and at Hampton on Thursday. The first pitch against the Seahawks is set for 5 p.m., while the twin bill vs. the Lady Pirates starts at 2 p.m.

Fans can follow the action for both sets of games with links to live stats and free audio on GoCamels.com. In-game updates can be found by following @GoCamelsSB on Twitter.

Following an eight-day break for final exams, Campbell wraps up the regular season by hosting Longwood, May 4-5. The first game of the series will be broadcasted nationally on ESPN3, while the finale on May 5 at 2 p.m. will serve as Senior Day with Brittany Arnn (Danville, Va.) and Sarah Forgacs (Cary, N.C.) being honored prior to the contest.

Campbell (33-16) at UNC Wilmington (13-30)
Apr. 23, 2013 • Wilmington, N.C. • Boseman Field

Scouting Report: UNC Wilmington has tallied a 13-30 overall mark and 2-12 record in the CAA with victories over Detroit (8-0), Iona (2-1, 3-2), Charleston Southern (6-5), UMBC (3-1, 14-4), N.C. A&T (14-3, 12-0), Presbyterian (7-3), Liberty (3-1), George Mason (8-2), East Carolina (5-3)  and Georgia State (4-2). The offense is paced by Lauryn Buckworth (.319) and KC Shue (.301). Totaling 29 RBI is Shue followed by Buckworth with 21 along with 10 doubles. The Seahawks  have posted a .237 avg. and .323 slugging and .336 on-base pct on the year. In the circle, Casey Rowland (8-11) and Jordyn Schmidt have pitched a majority of the innings. A 3.47 ERA with 94 strikeouts in 123.0 innings has been compiled by Rowland, while Schmidt has fanned 56 in 97.0 frames in generating a 5.12 ERA. Head Coach Kristy Norton is in her first season guiding the UNCW program.
Series History: Campbell holds a 46-24 mark in the in-state rivalry against UNC Wilmington. The Camels are 23-10 at home, while maintaining a slight 17-13 advantage in games played in Wilmington, N.C. In neutral site meetings, Campbell is 6-1 against the Seahawks. The Camels have won 22 of the past 25 meetings dating back to the 2003 season. UNCW started the all-time series with an 8-0 mark (1987-89).

Campbell (33-16) at Hampton (24-21)
Apr. 25, 2013 • Hampton, Va. • Lady Pirates Complex

Scouting Report: Hampton enters the mid-week tilt at 21-21 overall and 8-1 in the MEAC, notching wins against New Mexico (7-2), Saint Peter's (10-0), Temple (5-1, 8-4), Liberty (10-8), Grambling St. (8-4), Miles (7-4), Mississippi Valley St. (7-0), Central Connecticut (4-2), Canisius (4-1), Siena (4-3), Princeton (5-4), UMBC (14-0), Morgan St. (11-0, 13-2, 9-6), Delaware St. (6-2, 7-0), Howard (9-6, 18-1, 10-1) and UMES (5-3, 10-6, 7-2). The Lady Pirates are paced by four players with a .300 or better avg - Taylor McCoy (.412), Margarett Wilkins (.351), Kerissa Burruel (.309), Bobbi Langlois (.303). The deep line up has six players with 20 RBI or more, led by McCoy with 32. Wilkins has a team-best six homers. Hampton has posted a .294 avg. and .420 slugging and .379 on-base pct. Jailynn Jackson is the ace of the staff with 173 strikeouts in 175 innings, while compiling a 2.92 ERA and 18-9 record. Tossing 86.2 frames and registering 49 punchouts is Bobbi Langlois (4-1) with a 6.38 ERA. The Lady Pirates are coached by Trena Peel, who is in her third season.
Series History: Campbell is 8-0 in the all-time series against Hampton. The first meeting was in 2001 with a pair of wins for the Camels in Wilmington, N.C. Campbell is 4-0 at home, 2-0 on the road and 2-0 in neutral site meetings. The home-and-home series between the two teams begin in 2010.

Leading Off:
-    Campbell plays its first of two mid-week doubleheaders on Tuesday at UNC Wilmington beginning at 5 p.m. The Camels will travel to Hampton for two games on Thursday at 2 p.m.
-    Last time out, Campbell notched its fourth Big South sweep of the season against Radford with a trio of come-from-behind victories.
-    The Camels were down 4-0 in game 1 before homers by Sarah Forgacs (solo) and Brittany Bruce (2-run) and a game-tying 2-run round tripper by Camise Patterson in the 7th. Campbell and Radford each scored twice in the 10th before the Camels added another two runs in the 11th and held on for a 9-8 win. It was the 8th game in school history to end in 11 innings with the team holding a 3-5 mark.
-    After Radford held a 4-0 advantage after three, Campbell scored 11-unanswered runs to notch the series sweep. Bruce had a game-tying double in the fourth, while Forgacs' 2-RBI single to right center put the Camels in the lead, 6-4. The team pounded out a season-high 16 hits.
-    Moving up the charts, Campbell has swiped 104 bases, needing five more to pass the single-season mark of 108 set by the 1995 squad.
-    The 17 league wins for the Camels is a program record, surpassing the total of 16 in 2009 (16-4 A-Sun). The best win pct. is in 1995 at 14-2 (.875). Campbell has a three-game series remaining vs. Longwood.
-    The freshman battery of Courtney Roberts (P) and Courtney Klingler (C) became the first two rookies to earned Big South weekly honors this year. Five more Camels have also picked up weekly awards from the league - Brittany Bruce (3B), Raven Lee (1B), Stephanie Jones (OF), Brittany Arnn (P), Julia Callicutt (P).
-    Raven Lee has produced 55 RBI, third-most in a single season, on 14 homers and seven doubles. Ericka Nesbitt has a team-best .420 avg., with 58 hits along with eight doubles.
-    Campbell concludes its home schedule on May 4-5 with Longwood coming to Amanda Littlejohn Stadium. The first game of the series will be broadcasted nationally on ESPN3.

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On The Road    
-    The Camels began a 9-game road trip at the end of April with a pair of shutouts at Winthrop and continued it with a sweep at Radford.
-    Campbell has played in  14 true-road contests, going 9-5 with losses to Georgia, Hawaii, Coastal Carolina (2) and PC.
-    The team has compiled a .270 batting and .387 slugging and .328 on-base pct.
-    Nesbitt leads the team with .488 avg. and 21 hits along with five doubles.
-    Lee compiled a .362 avg. with 2 doubles, 2 homers and 14 RBI.
-    Jones has tallied a .340 avg., 3 doubles and 9 RBI.
-    Lee (2), Klingler, Patterson (3) and Bruce have each tallied a round-tripper.
-    The offense has averaged 4.7 runs on 7.6 hits per game.
-    In the circle, a 3.45 ERA has been tallied with 76 strikeouts in 95.1 innings.
-    Roberts (2.79 ERA) paces the team with a 4-0 mark followed by Callicutt (3.69) and Arnn (4.52) at 2-1 and 2-4, respectively.
-    Scarborough is 1-0 with a 2.47 ERA and has fanned 2 batters in 5.2 innings.
-    Roberts has notched 32 strikeouts, while Calicutt has added 22 and Arnn has contributed 20.
-    Campbell has recorded a .955 fielding pct. during contests on the road.

Camels With A Lead    
-    Campbell is a perfect 22-0 when it holds a lead after five innings.
-    The Camels are also 24-2 when gaining an advantage in the fourth.
-    A mark of 22-0 has also been posted when the team has generated six or more runs of offense.
-    The most deadly innings for opponents facing the Campbell lineup is the first (59 runs scored) and fifth (66 runs scored).

Camels Impressive at Home    
-    Campbell is 20-6 this year at home and 32-12 all time at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium.
-    A new single-game attendance mark of 405 fans was set against North Carolina State (4/10), surpassing the previous high of 390 against North Carolina (3/27).
-    The Camels have posted a .321 avg. and .562 slugging and .409 on-base pct. leading to 5.9 runs on 7.9 hits per game.
-    Bruce leads the way with a .429 avg.  followed by Klingler, who has eight home runs and .892 slugging pct. at .3875.
-    35 of the 48 runs that Lee has driven in has come at ALJS including 10 of her 14 homers for a .846 slugging pct.
-    The pitching staff has allowed a 2.46 ERA with 151 strikeouts in 168.0 innings.
-    Arnn (3-3) has a team-low 1.74 ERA, while Callicutt (6-0) is right behind at 1.96 ERA.
-    Roberts is an impressive 10-3 with 73 strikeouts in 75.2 innings of work. Two losses were against UNC and NC State.

Radford Series    
-    Campbell notched its fourth Big South sweep of the season against Radford with a trio of come-from-behind victories.
-    The Camels were down 4-0 in game 1 before homers by Sarah Forgacs (solo) and Brittany Bruce (2-run) and a game-tying 2-run round tripper by Camise Patterson in the 7th. Campbell and Radford each scored twice in the 10th before the Camels added another two runs in the 11th and held on for a 9-8 win. It was the 8th game in school history to end in 11 innings with the team holding a 3-5 mark.
-    The first run was scored by Campbell in game two, but a pair of solo homers put the Highlanders up 2-1 and eventually 3-2, before two runs crossed the plate in the fourth for the Camels.
-    After Radford held a 4-0 advantage after three, Campbell scored 11-unanswered runs to notch the series sweep. Bruce had a game-tying double in the fourth, while Forgacs' 2-RBI single to right center put the Camels in the lead, 6-4. The team pounded out a season-high 16 hits.
-    The battle of freshman hurlers in game one saw Roberts (9.2 IP) and Walters (11 IP) each total 11 strikeouts.
-    Arnn picked up the game 1 and 3 victories, while Callicutt notched the win in the middle to improve to 8-1.
-    Scarboroug registered her second save of the season in the finale.
-    Pacing the offense was Lee with seven hits and six RBI. Bruce added five hits and four RBI, while Nesbitt also tallied five hits.
-    Radford blasted six home runs during the series.
-    The Camels pounded out 16 hits in the series finale with the only extra base hits coming from three doubles. Nesbitt was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate (2 bunt singles).