UNCG Softball to Conclude Regular Season Slate at Wofford

UNCG Softball to Conclude Regular Season Slate at Wofford

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) softball team will conclude its regular season slate with a three-game series this weekend against The Southern Conference (SoCon) foe Wofford this Friday and Saturday at Hope Field in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The Spartans are currently 30-22 overall and 12-6 in the SoCon while the Terriers are 20-21 overall and 9-9 in the conference.

UNCG is currently standing in second place, behind Chattanooga who is 13-5 in the conference. With one series left in the regular season for all SoCon teams, UNCG can finish as high as first place or as low as fifth place. With one Moc loss and a Spartan sweep, both could be co-champions. Mercer and Samford are playing each other this weekend and are currently tied for third. As long as neither team sweeps the series, they would stay out of the first-place tie breaker.

With two Chattanooga losses and a Spartan sweep, UNCG would claim the regular season title outright and earn the top seed into the 2024 SoCon Tournament.

Friday, May 3

Opponent: Wofford
Where: Hope Field | Spartanburg, S.C.
Game 1 Time: 2:00 p.m.
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Game 2 Time: 4:00 p.m.
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Saturday, May 4

Opponent: Wofford
Where: Hope Field | Spartanburg, S.C.
Time: 11:00 a.m.
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The Spartans are coming off their third SoCon series sweep defeating Mercer at home with scores of 7-5, 7-4, and 3-2.
Maddie Spell pitched two complete games during the series striking out a season best nine batters in game one and then retiring four in the final game of the series.
Blayke Batten hit two home runs in game two of the series, for her first-career game with multiple homers.
Betsy Eatmon also crushed a home run in game two, for her fifth blast of the season.

UNCG enters the final regular season series winning five of the last seven games.
This is the sixth-straight year that UNCG has had 30 or more wins in a season and ninth time in Head Coach Janelle Breneman’s 12 seasons at the helm.
Brooklynn Maxwell is pacing the Spartans with a .398 batting average, 38 RBI, and 15 home runs.
Tori Dalehite is second on the team with a .330 batting average with 19 RBI and 19 runs scored.
Grace Loftin is second on the team with 33 RBI and 12 homers and third with a .317 batting clip.
Jessie Shipley rounds out the Spartans with a .300 batting average or higher, swinging .314 at the plate.
Maxwell is pacing the SoCon in batting average, runs scored, hits, triples, at bats, and assists.
Maxwell is ranked nationally in the top 20 in two categories: sixth in total bases (136) and 20th in triples (5).
Maxwell and Shipley each lead the team with 13 doubles this season.
Loftin is 22nd nationally in walks per game (0.75).
The Spartans are in the top 50 nationally in four categories: 13th in home runs per game (1.42), 31st in double plays per game (0.44), 32nd in slugging percentage (0.494), and 45th in doubles (70).
Salem Ward is pacing the Spartans’ pitching staff with 58 strikeouts in 74.2 innings of work with a 2.62 ERA. Her ERA is third in the SoCon.
Maddie Spell is second on the team with 65 strikeouts in 99.2 innings. Her total strikeouts is eighth in the SoCon, while her 10 total wins are third in the conference.
Spell was named SoCon Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 26), while Anna White was named SoCon Player of the Week (Feb. 26).
On March 11, Brooklynn Maxwell was named SoCon Player of the Week and Salem Ward was tabbed SoCon Pitcher of the Week.
Maxwell was also named SoCon Player of the Month for all competition during the month of February and March.
Most recently, Brown was tabbed SoCon Player of the Week, bringing UNCG’s total to three recognitions this season.

This is the Terriers’ first year fielding a softball team.
Wofford is nationally ranked 19th in hit batters (13) and 63rd in ERA (2.90).
Abby Greenwood is 35th nationally with 1.28 walks allowed per seven innings.
Abbi Campbell’s 0.22 sacrifice bunts per game is ranked 28th in the nation.
Havalynn Abernathy is leading the Terriers on offense with her .274 batting average.
Hope Ingle is pacing Wofford with 18 RBI, while there are four other Terriers with double-figure RBI.
Desirae Devine, who is fifth in the SoCon, has successfully stolen 14-of-15 bases this season.
In the circle, Margaret Axelson has a 2.13 ERA, which is tied for first in the SoCon, while Greenwood is fourth in the conference with her 2.78 ERA.
Greenwood has tossed 113.1 innings this season, while Axelson has thrown 105.0 frames.
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UNCG will await its fate in the 2024 SoCon Softball Tournament, which will be announced following the conclusion of all regular season games this weekend. UNCG Softball Stadium will be the host site for the tournament which will take place from Wednesday, May 8 to Saturday, May 11.

Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications
UNC Greensboro