@LATechSB Puts Win Streak on Line at SFA
April 10, 2018
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Louisiana Tech will put its season long seven game winning streak on the line Wednesday when the Lady Techsters face Stephen F. Austin at 5 p.m. at SFA Softball Field.
The game will be streamed free on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/sfa.softball/ and can also be heard on the Louisiana Tech X mobile app with Malcolm Butler providing the call of the game.
LA Tech (23-17) has won seven in a row, including six straight Conference USA games, while outscoring its opponents 62-19 during the stretch.
Head coach Mark Montgomery and Co. are coming off a weekend that saw them sweep three games against Charlotte by the scores of 13-4, 11-2 and 9-4 as Montgomery picked up his 500th career collegiate coaching win.
Tech enters Wednesday’s game red-hot offensively led by reigning Conference USA Player of the Week Morgan Turkoly (.388, 30 runs, 3 HR, 18 RBI), Sloane Stewartson (.395, 4 HR, 18 RBI), Kimmie Atienza (.306, 5 doubles, 21 runs), Taria Page (.247, 5 HR, 27 RBI) and Katie Smith (.238, 18 runs, 18 RBI, 21-21 stolen bases).
In the circle, Tech has a plethora of arms to utilize against the Lady Jacks, including Preslee Gallaway (12-6, 2.53 ERA), Krystal De La Cruz (3-7, 3.27 ERA), Jenny Chapman (0-0, 3.12), Bailey Allen (2-1, 3.41) and Erin McDonald (1-0, 3.71).
Stephen F. Austin (21-16) won two of three against Central Arkansas this past weekend in Southland Conference action. SFA is led offensively by Bryana Novegil (.425, 26 runs, 16 RBI), Amber Landry (.314, 7 HR, 29 RBI), Margarita Corona (.280, 6 HR, 21 RBI) and Taylor Fracastoro (.273, 5 HR, 29 RBI).
Makayla Sikes (13-6, 2.23 ERA) has logged the majority of innings for SFA while the Lady Jacks could also utilize Callee Guffey (5-8, 3.81 ERA).
Tech will host UTSA in a huge three-game Conference USA series this weekend in Ruston with a 2 p.m. Saturday doubleheader and a 1 p.m. Sunday single game.
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