UAM-SWOSU Softball Sereis Moved To Weatherford

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MONTICELLO – Due to the forecasted inclement weather over the weekend, the Great American Conference softball series between the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Southwestern Oklahoma State University has been moved from Monticello to Weatherford, Oklahoma.

tv Sports reflection 10dbThe four-game conference-opener will now be played Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21 with double headers on each day starting at noon at the SWOSU Athletic Complex. With the schedule change, this is UAM’s third consecutive year to travel to Weatherford. UAM took 3-of-4 from SWOSU last year and split the four-game set in 2013.

The Blossoms are coming off a 4-1 week at the 8-State Classic in Bentonville, which included in-region wins over Minnesota Duluth, Nebraska Kearney, Upper Iowa and Fort Hays State. UAM’s only loss of the weekend was a one-run setback to Pittsburg State. For the team’s 6-3 start to the season, the Blossoms have received votes in this week’s NFCA Top 25 Poll, the first time UAM has been mentioned in the rankings since the second week of the 2012 season.

UAM is currently hitting .304 as a team and has six starters over .300 through the first nine games of the season. Junior Holly Wilmarth leads the way with a .441 batting average with six extra base hits, including a team-high three homeruns. Wilmarth also leads the squad with nine runs batted in. In the circle, UAM’s six wins are spread out between junior Katherine Batey (3-2), senior Katie Slaughter (2-1) and sophomore McKenzie Ashby (1-0).

Southwestern Oklahoma State is off to a 4-7 start the 2015 season, most recently posting three wins in five games in last weekend’s Southeastern Regional Invitational in Durant, Oklahoma. SWOSU is hitting .349 as a team, which currently ranks third in the GAC. Among the Lady Bulldog starters, Maci Brown leads the way with a .500 batting average.

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