Saturday's Doubleheader with Villanova Moved to 9 a.m.
CHICAGO DePaul's BIG EAST Conference doubleheader with Villanova has been moved to 9 a.m. (CST) on Saturday. The league doubleheader will be played at Cacciatore Stadium in Lincoln Park.
The Blue Demons (24-12, 3-3 BIG EAST) enter the weekend on a two-game BIG EAST winning streak after sweeping a doubleheader from St. John's last weekend.
DePaul is led by junior infielder Amber Patton and sophomore All-American pitcher Becca Heteniak. Patton leads the Blue Demons with a .385 average and has 42 hits. Heteniak (12-5) leads DePaul's pitching staff with a 1.43 ERA which is the 48th best in the nation. The sophomore boasts a perfect 12-0 all-time BIG EAST regular season record and has given up just 10 earned runs in 14 career league games. In 2008, Heteniak has proved to be a threat at the plate as she is batting .225 and is tied for third on the team with 11 RBI.
The Wildcats (14-14-1, 3-5 BIG EAST) sit in eighth place in the BIG EAST standings heading into the weekend. Last week Villanova split doubleheaders with Louisville and USF, who are currently fourth and first, respectively in the league standings. Meghan Morese leads her team with a .357 average, 30 hits, 10 doubles and 21 RBI.
DePaul has won all four series meetings with Villanova.