UMass Tackles Tough Competition In Florida For Final A-10 Tune-Up

March 14, 2014

Live Stats: 11:45 vs. Baylor | 4:30 at USF
Live Video for USF game

The Massachusetts softball team will travel to Tampa and Clearwater, Fla. for the Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament.

The Minutewomen open play on Friday against the 12th-ranked Bears at 11:45 a.m. on the USF campus. The team will follow that up with a game against the host Bulls at 4:30.

UMass is 2-7 on the season and looking to gain some momentum before Atlantic 10 play opens next weekend at Saint Louis.

Caroline Raymond is 2-5 in the circle for UMass, collecting 16 strikeouts in 43 innings.

Offensively, the team is hitting .212 with three home runs, seven doubles and three triples. Junior SS Quianna Diaz-Patterson leads the team in batting (.375) and walks (6).

Baylor is 17-4 and hitting .331 as a team thus far in 2014 while the Lady Bears lead the Big 12 with a 1.54 team ERA defensively.

USF is 22-7 and ranks first in the American Athletic Conference in six offensive categories, including hits (225), runs (147), RBI (127) and home runs (24). They are also hitting .315 with a slugging percentage of .466.



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