TIGER SOFTBALL TEAM SET TO OPEN SEASON
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State softball team will get an early start to the 2004 softball season by playing host to Lipscomb University Wednesday in a doubleheader. The action begins at 2 p.m. at Tiger Field. Coach Joyce Maudie begins her third season at the Tiger helm and this year's edition of the Tigers will feature a blend of key returnees and several talented newcomers. TSU was originally scheduled to open the season on Sunday, but a doubleheader against Mississippi Valley State was postponed due to inclement weather. The Tigers return five primary starters from last year's squad and will look to move up in the Ohio Valley Conference standing with improved depth in several areas. TSU plays in tournaments at Georgia State this weekend and at Alabama A&M the following weekend. TSU will return home March 6 to begin a 10-game homestand.