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Bulldogs set to compete in Charleston Invitational

Photo by: DSPics.com
Photo by: DSPics.com

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University softball team travels to South Carolina to compete in the Charleston Invitational hosted by the College of Charleston. 

THE PARTICULARS

Friday
Opponents:
Gm1 – Marist | Gm2 – College of Charleston
Location:
Patriots Point (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.)
Times:
Gm1 – 2:30 p.m. | Gm2 – 7 p.m.  
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast - Gm1 | Gm2

Saturday
Opponents:
Gm1 – Youngstown State | Gm2 – NC State
Location:
Patriots Point (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.)
Times:
Gm1 – 1:30 p.m. | Gm2 – 6 p.m.
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast - Gm1 | Gm2

Sunday
Opponent:
Rhode Island
Location:
Patriots Point (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.)  
Time:
10 a.m.
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast

SERIES HISTORY

  • Friday and Saturday marks the first time in program history that the Bulldogs meet with both Marist and Youngstown State.
  • Rhode Island holds the series record over Bryant, 3-1, having met last season for a single game in April. The Rams topped the Bulldogs, 2-1.
  • In 2016, Bryant competed in the NC State Double Tree RDU Invitational where the Bulldogs split with NC State. The Bulldogs dropped the first meeting, 4-1, before beating the Wolfpack, 8-5, to close out the tournament.
  • Bryant met with tournament host, College of Charleston, back in 2014 in Charleston. The Bulldogs split the series taking game one, 3-2, and then falling in game two, 2-1.

BULLDOGS NOTES AND NOTABLES

  • Bryant enters the weekend 0-9 after competing in the Georgia Classic.
  • Junior Nicole Davis (Toms River, N.J.) led the team at the Georgia Classic batting 2-4 with an OBP of .600.
  • In the circle, junior Gabrielle Ermish (Pottstown, Pa.) led the Bulldogs striking out four batters in 9.2 innings pitched giving up just five hits.
  • Alexandra Hickey (St. John, Ind.) and Toni Camarillo (Corona, Calif.) each produced a run while in Georgia. Hickey leads the team with three total RBIs so far this season as Camarillo tallies two thus far.

SCOUTING THE FIELD

  • Marist posts a 3-3 record losing its last three games at the TSU Winter Warm-Up Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.
  • The Red Foxes are led by freshman pitcher, Calista Phippen who posts a 2-0 record in the circle. Calista leads the team with 13 strikeouts in 14.1 total innings pitched.
  • The College of Charleston enters the weekend with a 9-9 record and coming off a single-game win over Charleston Southern, 8-0.
  • Madi Brown has made 57 plate appearances tallying 23 hits with eight doubles and a homerun. Brown posts a slugging percentage of .596.
  • Youngstown State has yet to win a game entering the weekend 0-7.
  • The Wolfpack of NC State is currently 11-7 after dropping a 4-0 decision to Valparaiso ending its eight-game winning streak.
  • Brigette Nordberg leads the ACC and is third in the country for homeruns with 11 posting a slugging percentage of 1.196. Nordberg also leads the ACC with 27 RBIs.
  • Rhode Island is 2-8 so far this season losing its last six. The Rams won their first game of the season against Howard, 8-0, before topping Radford, 4-3, for its only other win of the season.  

UP NEXT
After the Charleston Invitational, the Bulldogs meet with Coastal Carolina for a two-game series beginning on Monday, March 11 at 4 p.m.