With a home game scheduled for Wednesday, April 24 at 4 p.m. against the Evansville Aces, the Indiana States softball team prepares for their second encounter against the Aces this season.
The Trees have a current overall record 15-29 and a conference record of 3-16. They are 2-8 at home and 7-17 away.
On the other side, the Aces have an overall record 16-25 and a Missouri Valley Conference record of 6-12. They are 3-9 at home and 6-8 away.
The last time the two teams played each other this season was during a double header in Evansville. The Sycamores won the first game with a final score 5-1 and the Aces won the second game with a score 6-3.
The last time the Sycamores were in action was over the past weekend when they claimed a victory over Valparaiso, Saturday afternoon. The final score was 9-1 after Annie Tokarek hit a grand slam for the Trees.
ISU freshman, Olivia Patton is demonstrating her importance in being a key player for the Sycamores as she reached base in all five trips to the plate during Saturday’s game. She scored twice, recorded two hits and drew two walks.
Patton has a .349 hitting average with 43 at bats and will be a player Evansville will need to keep focus on when she steps up to the plate during Wednesday’s game.
Leslie Sims is another key ISU hitter that the Aces will need to watch during Wednesday’s game, with 143 at bats and .385 batting average. On April 16, she made NCAA softball top five plays when she hit an in the park home run against Evansville.
Evansville Sophomore, Allison Daggett has had 71 at bats this season and only eight strike outs with a hitting average of .282. She is a top-hitting player for the Aces. ISU will need to watch her when she steps up to the plate.
With both teams looking to add another victory to their season it will be a game you will not want to miss.
ISU only has six more games until the MVC Tournament begins. The tournament is scheduled to begin on Wednesday May 8 and last until Saturday May 11. Times are still to be determined. The conference will be in Peoria, Illinois and will be streamed on ESPN+.