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March 10, 2014

Softball Preparing to Host DePauw on Tuesday

Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College softball team will open its 2014 home schedule with a doubleheader against DePauw University on Tuesday, March 11, starting at 3:30 p.m. from the Grizzly Park softball complex.

The Grizzlies stand 6-2 on the season after opening the season at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Florida from March 1-4. Last Saturday's home doubleheader against Ohio Christian University was canceled because of unplayable field conditions.

The games with DePauw were moved ahead in the schedule from Thursday afternoon due to another round of winter weather being forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.

Franklin has relied on an offense that is batting .313, with eight players batting .304 or better through the first eight games of the season. Five players have recorded seven or more hits so far this spring.

Sophomore Katie Struewing (Greenwood, Ind./Greenwood) was last week's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Hitter of the Week after batting .474 with seven runs scored.

Freshman Savannah Blevins (Wilkinson, Ind./Eastern Hancock) leads the team with eight runs batted in, and has connected on the team's only home run. She is batting .318 on the season. Sophomore McKensie Vanosdol (North Vernon, Ind./Jennings County) is hitting .304 and has seven RBIs. She has also contributed in the pitching circle, with a 5-0 record, 21 strikeouts and a 3.06 earned run average.

Live statistics of both games will be available here. In-game updates will also be available on Twitter (@FCAthletics) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FranklinCollegeAthletics).