SFA Returns To SLC Play With UCA
March 27, 2014
Stephen F. Austin (10-13) vs. Central Arkansas (14-8)
SFA enters the week 10-13 overall and 2-4 in Southland Conference play. The `Jacks are still looking for their first SLC series win.
SFA will have its second run through its weekend rotation with junior Cameron Gann on Friday, junior Dillon Mangham on Saturday and senior Kevin Bishop on Sunday. The three `Jack starters will see sophomore Connor Gilmore, junior Chris Caudle and a pitcher to be announced later across the three-game series.
Players of Note
SCOUTING CENTRAL ARKANSAS: UCA enters the weekend series 14-8 overall and 4-2 in Southland Conference play on the season. The Bears, who did not play a midweek game, are coming of a series sweep of Sam Houston State in Conway, Ark. UCA defeated the Bearkats 9-7, 4-2 and 6-4, to hand SHSU its first series loss and sweep of the season. Senior Doug Votolato currently leads the way for the Bears with a .356 batting average and 31 hits in 21 games on the season. Fellow senior Justin Treece is the reigning Southland Conference Hitter of the Week after aiding UCA to their sweep of the Bearkats with his offensive presence. Treece hit .364 (4-for-11) with four runs scored and three RBI against SHSU and has had multi-hit games in four of the Bears' last five contests.
VS. THE OPPONENT: SFA is 16-7 all-time against the Bears, since the two teams first met in 2007. In their 23 meetings, the `Jacks have won six of their seven series meetings and only lost consecutive games to UCA once when they were swept back in 2009. SFA dropped its final game of the 2013 season to the Bears in an elimination game of the Southland Cofnerence Tournament at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas.
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