UNCG Softball to Take on Mercer in Final Road Regular Season Series

UNCG Softball to Take on Mercer in Final Road Regular Season Series

Friday, April 28

Who: at Mercer

Time: 5 PM
Where: Macon, Ga. | Sikes Field

Saturday, April 29

Who: at Mercer

Time: 2 PM
Where: Macon, Ga. | Sikes Field

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Who: at Mercer

Time: 4 PM
Where: Macon, Ga. | Sikes Field

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) softball team continues its Southern Conference (SoCon) schedule with a three-game series against the Mercer Bears at Sikes Field this Friday and Saturday.

The series has been adjusted due to impending weather.

The Spartans enter the contest 29-18 overall and 8-3 in the conference, while the Bears are 16-31 overall and 6-6 in the SoCon.


UNCG swept SoCon foe Chattanooga last weekend.
The Spartans won with scores of 4-3, 1-0, and 10-2.
The 1-0 win was UNCG’s eighth shutout of the season and Rhyann Jones’ ninth victory in the circle.
Maddie Spell earned her eighth win in the circle tossing 6.2 innings with six strikeouts, while Jorde Chartrand recorded her third save in the 4-3 win.
Jessie Shipley hit two home runs in the 10-2 win, while Chartrand pitched 6.0 innings with four strikeouts for her seventh win of the season.
UNCG had 10 walks in the 10-2 win over Chattanooga, which set a new single season Spartan record of 217. UNCG had 2016 in 2021.
Chartrand leads the Spartans with a .352 batting average.
Chartrand also leads UNCG with 74 total strikeouts in the circle after pitching 87.2 innings thus far.
While pitching in conference games, Chartrand has thrown 24.0 innings with a 3-1 record and a 1.17 ERA to lead the Spartans.
Brooklynn Maxwell is second with a .326 batting average and has stolen six bases to lead the team.
Cumbie has hit a team-best 13 doubles.
Jessie Shipley paces the Spartans with 32 RBI.
Shipley and Maycin Brown lead UNCG with nine home runs each.
Rhyann Jones is 9-2 in the circle and leads the team with a 2.61 ERA.
Maddie Spell has eight wins (8-5) and has tossed a team-best 97.1 innings.
Nationally, the Spartans are: first in walks (217), eighth in double plays per game (0.51), 25th in home runs (54), 28th in home runs per game (1.15), 57th in doubles (60), 61st in slugging percentage (0.445), 64th in scoring (5.17), 69th in on-base percentage (0.373), 75th in shutouts (8), 80th in doubles per game (1.28), 81st in win-loss percentage (0.617), and 86th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.14).
UNCG is leading the conference in 10 categories including: double plays per game, doubles, doubles per game, home runs per game, on base percentage, scoring, shutouts, slugging percentage, win-loss percentage, and walks.
Delaney Cumbie is second nationally in walks per game (0.91), while Samantha Lagrama joins her in the top 40 and is 32nd in walks per game (0.70).
Cumbie is 45th in on-base percentage (0.497) and 68th in runs per game (0.89).
Spell is 68th nationally in walks allowed per seven innings (1.37)
Cumbie was named SoCon Player of the Week twice so far this season, while Spell has been voted SoCon Pitcher of the Week twice, and Jones earned SoCon Pitcher of the Week once and Jorde Chartrand was named SoCon Player of the Week most recently.


Mercer was voted to finish sixth in the SoCon Preseason Coaches Poll.
Rebeca Laudino and Alyssa Woods were voted to the SoCon Preseason first team and second team, respectively.
The Bears are ranked second in the conference with four shutouts this season and third in double plays per game (0.32).
Laudino is leading the conference with 54 hits and is 64th nationally.
Laudino is hitting .355 to lead the Bears (54-for-152) and has successfully stolen 14-for-17 bases this season.
Bailey Ledvina is first in the SoCon with 0.26 sacrifice bunts per game and 12th in the nation.
Kylie Helm is leading the conference with four sacrifice flies and is 39th nationally.
Tori Hedgecock’s 11 home runs is second in the conference and 65th in the nation.
Hedgecock (25) and Helm (24) are pacing the Bears in RBI.
Taylor Grace has thrown 151.0 innings and has a 10-16 record with 10 complete games and two saves.


UNCG leads the series 20-9 over Mercer.

The Spartans have a six-game win streak against the Bears.

UNCG swept the series against Mercer at home last season with scores of 15-4, 12-4, and 19-1 all in five innings each.

The Spartans crushed a total of 18 homers in the three games.

The eight home runs in the 19-1 win was the most in a game in Head Coach Janelle Breneman’s era as well as according to stats dating back to 2007.

Three of the eight home runs were from Grace Loftin.

Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications
UNC Greensboro