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[February 14, 2013]
Red-hot Chipola set for busy weekend
Feb 15, 2013 (Jackson County Floridan - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- The Chipola Lady Indians will look to continue their hot streak this weekend when they travel to Aiken, S.C. for a busy weekend that includes seven games in three days.
Chipola (9-2) will take on Aiken Tech today at noon before finishing the day against USC-Lancaster at 4 p.m., and then play three games Saturday against Pitt Community College at 10 a.m., Florence Darlington at noon, and Georgia Military at 4 p.m.
The Lady Indians will come back to their home state Sunday to take on Santa Fe Community College for a doubleheader at noon and 2 p.m. in Gainesville.
Chipola is currently riding a seven-game winning streak after a 2-2 start to the season, winning those games by a total tally of 44-10.
It has been mostly pitching thus far that has paved the way for the Lady Indians' success, as they are posting a team Earned Run Average of 2.18 and limiting opposing hitters to a .245 batting average.
Sophomore All-American Eva Voortman is leading the Chipola staff with a 0.55 ERA in four appearances, winning both of her decisions to go with a save and 12 strikeouts to one walk.
Rosanne de Vries leads the team with four wins in five starts, posting a 2.33 ERA with 15 strikeouts and 10 walks, while redshirt freshman Karissa Childs is 1-2 with a 3.27 ERA to go with 10 strikeouts and five walks in a team-high 25 2/3 innings.
Offensively, the Lady Indians are being led by sophomore Stephanie Garrels, who is batting .516 with a .605 on-base percentage and 13 runs, with Jasmine Tanksley (.406), Alyssa Hathcoat (.400), and Lindsay Wurm (.400) giving Chipola four total players batting .400 or better.
Power numbers are down thus far for the Lady Indians, who have hit just five home runs in 11 games after hitting 40 in 59 games last season.
Freshman Katie Harrison has three of the team's five home runs, and also has the team lead with a .792 slugging percentage and nine RBI.
Sophomores Mya Anderson and Hayley Parker have the two other Chipola homers, with Anderson driving in eight runs and Parker seven.
Chipola will return home March 5 for a doubleheader against LB Wallace.
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