TIGERS GAIN SECOND-GAME VICTORY OVER EIU
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State returned home to gain an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader split with Eastern Illinois Saturday afternoon. After dropping the opener 4-1, the Tigers won the nightcap 2-1 to set the stage for Sunday afternoon's rubber game. In the first game, the Tigers led 1-0 after Angela Huebner's solo home run over the right centerfield fence, her sixth of the season. However, EIU scored unearned runs in the third and fourth innings and added a pair of insurance runs in the seventh. TSU was guilty of five errors in the opener. Alana Thomas was the tough loser, allowing just three hits. In the second game, Tarah Evanisko allowed just two hits into the sixth inning and Justine Jontz came on the record the save. Evanisko allowed a triple in the sixth and then issued a wild pitch for EIU's only run. TSU scored its runs in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Misty Adfield and a bases loaded walk to Sabrina Smiley. The teams play the series finale Sunday at 1 p.m.