The Lady Tigers earned a 4-2 win over St. Mary’s last season during the tournament.
Jordynn VanPelt led ECU at the plate, with one hit and two RBIs.
Taylor Vidrine led the Rattlers, with one hit, run and RBI.
Scouting St. Edward’s
The Hilltoppers went 33-23 in 2013 and advanced to the NCAA Super Regional round. St. Edward’s returns 14 from the 2013 season and added three newcomers to the 2014 roster.
Sarah Debrow is the top returner in the circle, with a 2.18 ERA, 23-11 record, 180 hits allowed and 237 strikeouts. Kaci Olson and Faith Roberts are the top returners at the plate. Olson had a .345 average, 30 runs, 61 hits and 17 RBIs. Roberts added a .333 average, 58 runs, 42 hits and 31 RBIs.
Scouting Texas A&M Kingsville
The Javelins went 13-38 overall and 2-15 in the Lone Star Conference in 2013. TAMUK lost eight players, including two pitchers that accounted for all but one decision last season.
Adela Gomez is the top returner in the field, with a .316 average, 28 runs and 49 hits. Carynn Gonzales added a .247 batting average, 15 runs, 36 hits and 13 RBIs.
Against the Javelins
The Lady Tigers met TAMUK in the St. Mary’s tournament a season ago and claimed a 12-6 win in six innings.
Gina Mengwasser led ECU at the plate, with one run, a home run and four RBIs. Lacey Paulk threw the first two innings for the Lady Tigers, striking out three batters.
Adela Gomez earned two RBIs on one hit for the Javelins.
The Lady Tigers will next play at the Southeastern Oklahoma State Regional Tournament, Feb. 7-9 in Durant.
— By TERI LAJEUNESSE