PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Marking its final regular season road trip of the year, the Rutgers softball team travels to Penn State for a three-game series from April 21-23.
Fans attending the game are advised of high traffic and updated parking information due to Penn State’s Spring Football game on Saturday, April 22. The advisory can be found here.
|FRIDAY, APRIL 21
|6 P.M.||Rutgers at Penn State
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|SATURDAY, APRIL 22
|5 P.M.||Rutgers at Penn State
|SUNDAY, APRIL 23
|1 P.M.||Rutgers at Penn State
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RU’S LAST TIME OUT
Rutgers (11-29, 2-10 Big Ten) fell in its series at Iowa, 1-2, picking up a 2-0 victory in the finale. Senior Shayla Sweeney registered her third complete-game shutout of the season, allowing only four hits and striking out four batters in the win. Freshman Taryn Atlee sent in the winning runs with a two-RBI double in the top of the seventh.
Atlee was named a top 25 finalist for the 2017 Schutt Sports/NFCA National Freshman of the Year award. Atlee ranks third in the Big Ten with a .410 batting average and second with 55 hits and four triples.
SCOUTING PENN STATE
Penn State (18-25, 4-10 Big Ten) is coming off a doubleheader sweep of Bucknell on Wednesday night. Over the weekend, the Nittany Lions were swept by Nebraska in Lincoln.
Marlaina Laubach leads the pitching staff with a 3.02 ERA in 109.0 innings and a win-loss record of 9-8. Tori Dubois owns a .330 batting average to guide PSU, including 38 hits and four home runs. Dubois ranks fourth with a .463 hitting clip in conference games only.
SERIES VERSUS THE NITTANY LIONS
In a series dating back to 1980, Rutgers trails Penn State, 28-20. RU looks to pick up its first win over PSU as conference foes.
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