ANDERSON, S.C. - The Anderson University softball team will begin its 2018 season at home when it faces Conference Carolina opponent Southern Wesleyan on Friday. First pitch of the doubleheader is slated for 3:30 p.m.
Who – Anderson (0-0, 0-0 SAC) vs Southern Wesleyan (0-0, 0-0 CC)
When – Friday (3:30 p.m./5:30 p.m.)
Where – Anderson, S.C. (AU Softball Complex)
Live Stats – http://autrojans.com/sports/sball/2017-18/boxscores/20180202_yt8j.xml
Video - https://livestream.com/AUIT/Softball
Overall Record – Anderson leads 38-14 (1998-2017)
The Trojans and Warriors have met on the diamond every year since the 1998 season, with the rare exceptions of the 2009 and 2014 campaigns. Anderson holds a 36-14 advantage in the all-time series between the two programs, including a 21-7 edge in Anderson and a 17-7 edge in Central. AU and Southern Wesleyan split their matchups in 2013, with the Trojans claiming victories in 19 of the last 21 meetings.
* Anderson was picked to finish 5th in the South Atlantic Conference Preseason poll.
* The Trojans return 11 letterwinners, including five seniors while adding eight newcomers.
* The Trojans are led by 13th year head coach Tommy Hewitt.
SOUTHERN WESLEYAN OVERVIEW
* The Warriors are playing in their second official year in Conference Carolinas and was picked to finish ninth in the league.
* Southern Wesleyan's roster features (5)seniors, (3)juniors, (7)sophomores and (7)freshman.
* The Warriors are coach by 1st year head coach Coy Adkins
* Southern Wesleyan finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 9-37.
* Coach Hewitt's teams are 6-6 in season openers, winning their last five straight.