FMU Softball hosts Patriot Invitational this weekend

FMU Softball hosts Patriot Invitational this weekend

The Francis Marion University softball team will host the Patriot Invitational Tournament this weekend (Feb. 14-16) with a total of nine games over the three days.

Friday's schedule will have Francis Marion playing a pair of games: versus Chowan University (3-1) at 3 p.m. and Mercy College (0-0) at 5 p.m.

Saturday's slate includes Chowan vs Mercy at 11 a.m., Chowan vs Francis Marion at 1 p.m., Mars Hill University (0-2) vs Mercy at 3 p.m., and Mars Hill vs FMU at 5 p.m.

Sunday's schedule will see Mercy face Chowan at 10 a.m., Mars Hill play Chowan at noon, and Francis Marion battle Mars Hill at 2 p.m.

All games will be played at the FMU Softball Stadium in the Griffin Athletic Complex.  Daily admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students with FMU students admitted free with identification.  The Francis Marion games will be streamed online courtesy of the Patriot Sports Network.

Sophomore right-handed pitcher and third baseman Janecia Hemingway leads Francis Marion in hitting with a .667 average, while registering one home run and driving in eight runs. Freshman right fielder Carson Shannon is batting a .478 with a team-best totals of six doubles and 11 RBIs, and junior left fielder Jordan Carlson is hitting .379.

As a team, FMU is hitting .349 and averaging 8.75 runs per game.

The Patriot pitching staff consists of junior right-hander Katelyn Ellard (3-1 record, 1 save, 2.40 earned run average), freshman righty Rachel Davis (2-0, 3.15), Hemingway (2-0, 3.78) and senior right-hander Amie Hutchison (0-0).

 

Patriot Invitational February 14-16

Friday
3 pm    Chowan University vs Francis Marion University
5 pm    Mercy College vs Francis Marion University

Saturday
11 am   Chowan University vs Mercy College
1 pm     Chowan University vs Francis Marion University
3 pm    Mars Hill University vs Mercy College
5 pm    Mars Hill University vs Francis Marion University

Sunday
10 am  Mercy College vs Chowan University
12 pm  Mars Hill University vs Chowan University
2 pm    Mars Hill University vs Francis Marion University