Softball Set for Final Regular Season Road Trip at Penn State

April 20, 2017

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.

GAME NOTES

FRIDAY, APRIL 21
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6 P.M. Rutgers at Penn State
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SATURDAY, APRIL 22
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5 P.M. Rutgers at Penn State
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
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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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