NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State fell to Miami of Ohio in their final game of the Music City Classic. The Tigers fell to 1-3 on the young season after an 8-0 defeat at the hands of the Redhawks who improved to 2-2.
Miami would put up three runs in their first plate appearance and continued to add on over the next five innings. The Tigers tried to get back into the game early with a hit in each of the first two innings, but Kate Morris and Carmen Hill both were stranded on the base paths after they earned two-out singles in the first and second innings, respectively.
Morris reached base again with a walk to lead off in the bottom of the fourth and reached third base, but once again was left on base as the inning ended.
Lindsey Burgess picked up the third hit of the game for the Tigers to lead off the bottom of the sixth as TSU trailed 8-0. The RedHawks were able to turn a double play to end any chances of the Tigers extending the game to the seventh inning.
Hannah St. Clair (0-1) took the loss in her first career start. The freshman hurler surrendered six hits and four runs over her two innings of work. Olivia Gamache entered in the third and worked 3.2 innings. The senior was touched for four runs, two earned, on five hits, as she picked up two strikeouts. Gamache made way for Shea Morris who came in to face two batters in the top of the sixth.
Tennessee State will travel to the state of Arizona for six games next week. The Tigers will face #6 Arizona State in Tempe on Thursday evening before traveling to Tucson to take part in the Hillenbrand Invitational over the weekend.