Marina Parra and the Rebels will face Penn and UCF on Friday in Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 28, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. – Riding an eight-game winning streak, the Ole Miss softball team (12-8) now heads to Orlando, Fla., to compete in the UCF Holiday Inn Select Spring Fling from Friday-Sunday.
Ole Miss will face Penn and the tournament host UCF on Friday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively. The Rebels will then play a pair of Big East schools in Villanova and Connecticut on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Ole Miss will close out the tournament Sunday against Villanova at 8:30 a.m. All times are Central.
Ole Miss is 1-2 all-time against UCF, but has not played the Knights since 2003. The Rebels have never faced UConn, Penn or Villanova before.
The Rebels extended their win streak to eight games Wednesday with a doubleheader sweep of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Ole Miss defeated the Lady Lions 4-0 in game one, and 16-0 in game two. Ole Miss’ eight-game winning streak is the second longest in program history, and the longest since 2002.
Senior left fielder Brittany Broome stole five bases Wednesday in the two games combined, and now has 16 stolen bases this season and 58 for her career, one shy of the program record set by Brooke Turner (2002-05).
Broome and sophomore third baseman Allison Brown lead Ole Miss with 22 hits this season. Brown also has a team-high 10 doubles and is tied with junior center fielder RT Cantillo with a team-high 16 RBI. Cantillo is batting .404 with a team-high three home runs and a team-high tying 16 runs scored. Lauren Lindsey has the highest batting average on the team, batting .458.
Juniors Carly Hummel (5-4) and Shelby Jo Fenter (4-4) lead the Rebels in innings pitched. Hummel has struck out 41 in 44.2 innings of work, while Fenter has fanned 47 in 45.0 innings. Senior Erinn Jayjohn has a 2-0 record this season and has one save as well.
For all Ole Miss softball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com. Fans can follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissSoftball and on Facebook at Ole Miss Softball.
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