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Softball Hosts Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday

Ashley Monceaux and the Lady Bears face Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday.

Ashley Monceaux and the Lady Bears face Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday.

Feb. 26, 2007

WACO, Texas --- The No. 16 Baylor softball team returns to action this week as the Lady Bears host Stephen F. Austin for a doubleheader at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Getterman Stadium. Baylor and Stephen F. Austin have already faced each other once this season with the Lady Bears claiming a 9-3 victory over the Ladyjacks at the Getterman Classic on Feb. 10.

Baylor enters the contest with a record of 15-4 after going 3-2 this past weekend at the NFCA Leadoff Classic. Ashley Monceaux paces the Lady Bears attack, leading the Big 12 Conference with a .547 average, seven home runs and 25 RBI.

Kirsten Shortridge leads the way for Baylor in the circle, posting a perfect 6-0 record on the year with a 1.84 ERA in 53.1 innings of work while senior Lisa Ferguson has recorded a 6-3 record with a 2.14 ERA in 49.0 innings of work this season.

Stephen F. Austin enters the mid-week doubleheader looking to snap an eight-game skid as the Ladyjacks recently went 0-4 at the Tulsa Invitational in Tulsa, Okla., this past weekend and enter with an overall record of 3-10.

Jessica Tullos leads the way for Stephen F. Austin, posting a .400 average on the year and leading the team with five doubles and 11 RBI.

In the circle, the Ladyjacks are paced by Kari Hugie, who has posted a 1-3 record and 4.34 ERA in 29.0 innings of work. Ashley Wilburn has also seen significant time in the circle, recording a record of 2-5 and 7.42 ERA in 33.0 innings of action.

After the Baylor victory earlier this season, the Lady Bears own a 27-18 edge in the series and have won 12-of-13 against Stephen F. Austin.

For tickets to the doubleheader, please contact the Baylor Ticket Office at 1-800-BAYLOR-U or by calling 254-710-1000. Live stats and audio for the games can be found online at the official website of Baylor Athletics,



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