February 24, 2012

Softball and Tennis teams at home this weekend

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Three Francis Marion University spring sports teams will be in action at home on Saturday (Feb. 25), while the 12th-ranked Patriot baseball team will be on the road.

The 9-5 Francis Marion softball team will open its Peach Belt Conference schedule on Saturday when the Patriots host USC Aiken (6-0, 0-0) for a 1 p.m. doubleheader on the FMU Softball Field.

FMU's two probable starters for the twinbill are senior right-hander Kayla Ellingsen (5-2, 2.16 ERA) and sophomore righty Taylor Luff (0-2, 2.39).

The FMU men's and women's tennis teams will play host to long-time PBC rival Lander University on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on the Kassab Courts.

The 14th-ranked Patriot men are 2-0, while 11th-ranked Lander is 6-0.  The FMU women are 3-0 and the Bearcat women are 3-2.

Admission to these home events is free.

The FMU baseball team (8-4, 2-1) will travel to Alabama to play a three-game PBC series this weekend at the University of Montevallo (4-8, 1-2).  The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday at 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) and a single contest on Sunday at 2 p.m. (ET).