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February 29, 2008

Eagles takes on nationally-ranked Wayne State, Emporia State

EVANSVILLE, Ind.The University of Southern Indiana softball team takes on No. 20 Wayne State University and No. 11 Emporia State University Saturday in the Cougar Classic in Edwardsville, Illinois.

First pitch for the USI-Wayne State game is slated for 2:15 p.m., while the USI-Emporia State contest is slated for a 5:45 p.m. start. The USI-Wayne State game is a rematch from last weekend's contest in which the Screaming Eagles defeated the Warriors, 5-3, in Decatur, Alabama.

USI (3-5) also plays Washburn University Sunday at 12:30 p.m. before taking part in tournament play later in the day.

Senior third baseman/pitcher Kristin Eickholt (Van Wert, Ohio) leads the Eagles' every-day players with a .542 batting average, while sophomore designated player Sara Loete (Pekin, Illinois) is hitting .348 with a team-high four home runs and eight RBIs.

Dan McDonnell,
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