Thursday, February 26, 2004
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University softball team split with visiting Mississippi Valley State on Thursday afternoon. The Tigers dropped the opener, 2-1, and rebounded in the nightcap defeating the Devilettes, 2-1. MVSU was first on the scoreboard in the first inning of game one after an error moved Queydreka Shumpert around the bases. Balencia Young smashed a home run over the right field fence to push the Devilettes ahead, 2-0, in the top of the third inning. The Tigers finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning when junior Jade Savusa (Ewa Beach, Hawaii) smashed her first triple of the season into center field and was sent across the plate by classmate Tarah Evanisko (Morgan Hill, Calif.). However, it was too little too late as the Devilettes held on to win, 2-1. Game two saw the Tigers get on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the first inning when a single to left field by freshman Hollie Sanders (Columbia, Tenn.) sent junior Caryn Barber (Santa Rosa, Calif.) over the plate. Tennessee State kept MVSU off the board until the top of the third inning when an error allowed Young to score her second run of the game. Freshman MaSherrl Conyer (Pine Bluff, Ark.), pinch running for Sanders, scored on an sacrifice fly by Evanisko in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving Tennessee State a 2-1 advantage that they were able to hold on to for the remainder of the nightcap. Tennessee State returns to action this weekend as it competes in the Alabama A&M Invitational.

Box Score (Game 1)

Box Score (Game 2)