TENNESSEE STATE FALLS TWICE TO MEMPHIS
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Nashville, TN--Tennessee State (16-28) dropped two non-conference games on Wednesday to visiting Memphis, 3-0 and 4-0. Memphis used three hits and two Tennessee State errors in the fifth inning to score the three decisive runs in game one. Leila Dolfo laced a double down the left field line to score Leandra Hines for the first run of the inning. Dolfo would score one batter latter as Kimberly Hayden single to right field, Hayden would advance to third as the ball got by freshman Melanie Cruz. The visiting Tigers scored the final run of the game on a throwing error by junior catcher Erin Finneran which allowed Hayden to score. Pitcher Jenna Kubesch (11-8) held TSU in check throwing a complete game two-hit shutout, while striking out six. Junior Candace Hildebrand took the loss and fell to 7-10 on the year. Game two proved to be a defensive battle with Tennessee State throwing out three runners at home plate. With Memphis runners on second and third and one out, junior centerfielder Diana Clifford turned to right center to track down a Cara Stiles fly ball. After recording the second out Clifford wheeled and threw a strike to sophomore catcher Jessica Sesson to cut down Lindsey Pridgen who tagged from third. The double play was the teams 20th on the year. Memphis would load the bases in the fifth off sophomore pitcher Lauren Weber (3-8), but once again TSU stood their ground. Cruz, playing second base, fielded a ball off the bat of Leandra Hines and fired home to Sesson to notch the second out of the inning. Three pitches later Sesson tracked down an errant pitch and tossed it to Weber covering home to get Tori Gross to end the threat. In the seventh, the TSU fortunes would change as Memphis loaded the bases on a hit, a walk, and an error. Pridgen drove a double to centerfield that would clear the bases to give Memphis a 3-0 lead. Stiles added the final run with an RBI single to center to plate Pridgen. Senior Leena Worrell (2-for-3) and junior Emily Samana each hit their eleventh double of the year in game two. Tennessee State concludes their ten-game home stand this weekend as they welcome Austin Peay State University for an OVC series. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 22, and a single game on Sunday, April 23. Both days are scheduled to start at 1 p.m. 2006 Tennessee State University Softball Memphis at Tennessee State (Game 1) Apr 19, 2006 at Nashville, TN (Tiger Field) Memphis 3 (23-21) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Cara Stiles cf........... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Leila Dolfo ss........... 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 Kimberly Hayden c........ 3 1 2 1 1 0 7 0 0 Bridgette McNulty 3b..... 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 Kara Ross 1b............. 1 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 1 Kristin Chrestman pr.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tori Gross 2b............ 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 Brittany Gooch dp........ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Lindsey Pridgen rf....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Leandra Hines lf......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 Jenna Kubesch p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 Totals................... 24 3 4 2 6 5 21 5 8 Tennessee State 0 (16-27) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nira Robbins ss.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 Heather Ebersole 2b...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 Diana Clifford cf........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 Leena Worrell 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 1 CandaceHildebrand dp/p... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Melanie Cruz rf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Erin Finneran c.......... 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 Emily Samana 1b.......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 Amanda Buhler lf......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Stephanie Kemme p/dp..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 22 0 2 0 0 6 21 11 3 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Memphis............. 000 030 0 - 3 4 0 Tennessee State..... 000 000 0 - 0 2 3 ----------------------------------------- E - CRUZ, M.(8); FINNERAN, E. 2(8). LOB - Memphis 8; Tennessee St 3. 2B - L. Dolfo(10). SH - C. Stiles(3); T. Gross(7); EBERSOLE, H.(9); BUHLER, A.(3). SB - L. Hines(15). Memphis IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Jenna Kubesch....... 7.0 2 0 0 0 6 22 24 Tennessee State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Stephanie Kemme..... 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CandaceHildebrand... 7.0 4 3 2 6 5 24 32 Win - J. Kubesch (11-8). Loss - HILDEBRAND (7-10). Save - None. WP - HILDEBRAND(5). Umpires - HP: Jeanette Caldwell 1B: Jay Davis Start: 2:58 pm Time: 1:44 Attendance: Game: GAME43 2006 Tennessee State University Softball Memphis at Tennessee State (Game 2) Apr 19, 2006 at Nashville, TN (Tiger Field) Memphis 4 (24-21) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Cara Stiles cf........... 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 Leila Dolfo ss........... 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 Kimberly Hayden c........ 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 Kristin Chrestman pr.... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bridgette McNulty 3b..... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 Kara Ross 1b............. 2 1 1 0 1 0 8 0 0 Brittany Gooch pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tori Gross 2b............ 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 Laura Mahoney dp......... 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Lindsey Pridgen rf....... 2 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 Leandra Hines lf......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 Nicki Johnson p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Totals................... 25 4 6 4 5 2 21 8 5 Tennessee State 0 (16-28) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nira Robbins ss.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 Melanie Cruz 2b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 Diana Clifford cf........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 Leena Worrell 3b......... 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 Lauren Smoot pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Emily Samana 1b.......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 8 0 0 Jessica Sesson c......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 Samantha Hurst dp........ 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Erin Finneran ph........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lauren Weber p........... 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 Stephanie Kemme p....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 Amanda Buhler lf......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ebon Jones rf............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 24 0 4 0 1 3 21 12 5 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Memphis............. 000 000 4 - 4 6 0 Tennessee State..... 000 000 0 - 0 4 1 ----------------------------------------- E - ROBBINS, N.(29). DP - Tennessee St 1. LOB - Memphis 5; Tennessee St 5. 2B - L. Pridgen(9); WORRELL, L.(11); SAMANA, E.(11). SH - BUHLER, A.(4). SB - C. Stiles(19); T. Gross(8); L. Pridgen 2(6); L. Hines(16). CS - L. Dolfo(1); T. Gross(3). Memphis IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Nicki Johnson....... 7.0 4 0 0 1 3 24 26 Tennessee State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Lauren Weber........ 6.1 6 4 3 5 2 24 29 Stephanie Kemme..... 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Win - N. Johnson (10-8). Loss - WEBER, L. (3-8). Save - None. WP - WEBER, L. 2(23). Umpires - HP: Jay Davis 1B: Jeanette Caldwell Start: 5:07 pm Time: 1:50 Attendance: 82 Game: GAME44