TIGERS SETS RECORD WITH AUSTIN PEAY SPLIT
Saturday, April 22, 2006
TIGERS SET NEW SINGLE SEASON RECORD FOR WINS IN SPLIT WITH AUSTIN PEAY NASHVILLE, TN--The Tennessee State softball program recorded two milestones with its 1-0 victory over Austin Peay State University in game one on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers (17-28, 3-14) set a new single season record for wins with 17, eclipsing the previous mark set in 2004. In the process TSU reached the 100th win mark in school history. The Gorvenors (19-25-2, 9-11) bounced back in game two winning 7-1. The Tigers once again rode the arm of pitcher Candace Hildebrand (8-10). The junior from Moreno Valley, CA, threw a complete game 3-hit shutout allowing one walk and striking out six. The Lady Govs threatened in the fifth inning loading the bases on a walk, an error, and a hit with just one out. Junior Emily Samana fielded a bunted ball and tossed home to junior catcher Erin Finneran for the force out and Hildebrand closed the door on APSU enticing Meagn Brooks to ground out to her to end the threat. Senior Nira Robbins scored the game-winner in the first inning after leading off with a single to centerfield and advancing to second on an errant pick-off attempt. Senior Leena Worrell singled up the middle with two outs sending Robbins racing for home. The Austin Peay throw beat the shortstop from Champaign, IL, but catcher Amy Hale could not hold on to the ball to record the out. The Tigers managed just five hits off losing pitcher Natasha Anderson (8-10) who struck out nine. Game two saw the Lady Govs jump out fast scoring two runs in each of the first two innings. Tennessee State tried to answer back in the third with Robbins scoring on a throwing error by APSU shortstop Jennifer Simpkins trying to get Worrell at first. Governenors pitcher Ashley Elrod (9-10) would buckle down and allow just a double to center by senior Heather Ebersole over the next four and a third innings. Austin Peay added three runs in the fifth off freshman releif pitcher Stephanie Kemme to notch the final score at 7-1. Sophomore Lauren Weber received the loss and dropped to 3-9 on the season. The two teams conclude the three-game series on Sunday afternoon as Tennessee State goes for their first series win of the season. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. at Tiger Field. 2006 Tennessee State University Softball Austin Peay State at Tennessee State (Game 1) Apr 22, 2006 at Nashville, TN (Tiger Field) Austin Peay State 0 (18-25-2,8-11 OVC) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ BROOKS, Megan cf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 HALE, Amy c.............. 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 VENABLE, Brianna 2b...... 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 ANDERSON, Natasha p...... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 LONGMIRE, Sarah 1b....... 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 WALKER, Jennifer pr..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 McCONKEY, Emily pr/1b... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BUSH, Ami rf............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 NEWBERRY, Taylor dp/3b... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 SIMPKINS, Jennifer ss.... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 GARRETT, Nikki lf........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 JOSEPHSON, Amy ph....... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 EDMONDS, Michelle 3b/dp.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Totals................... 25 0 3 0 1 6 18 2 5 Tennessee State 1 (17-28,3-14 OVC) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nira Robbins ss.......... 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 Melanie Cruz 2b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 Emily Samana 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 7 1 0 Leena Worrell 3b......... 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 4 CandaceHildebrand dp/p... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 1 Diana Clifford cf........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Erin Finneran c.......... 3 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 Jessica Sesson rf........ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 Amanda Buhler lf......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stephanie Kemme p/dp..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 25 1 5 0 1 9 21 10 7 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Austin Peay State... 000 000 0 - 0 3 4 Tennessee State..... 100 000 0 - 1 5 1 ----------------------------------------- E - Hale 2(8); Simpkins(8); Edmonds(4); HILDEBRAND(1). LOB - Austin Peay 5; Tennessee St 7. 2B - CLIFFORD, D.(3). Austin Peay State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- ANDERSON, Natasha... 6.0 5 1 0 1 9 25 26 Tennessee State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Stephanie Kemme..... 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CandaceHildebrand... 7.0 3 0 0 1 6 25 26 Win - HILDEBRAND (8-10). Loss - Anderson (10-11). Save - None. Umpires - HP: Ed King 1B: Janette Caldwell Start: 12:58 pm Time: 1:26 2006 Tennessee State University Softball Austin Peay State at Tennessee State (Game 2) Apr 22, 2006 at Nashville, TN (Tiger Field) Austin Peay State 7 (19-25-2,9-11 OVC) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ SIMPKINS, Jennifer ss.... 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 5 0 HALE, Amy dp............. 4 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 ANDERSON, Natasha 3b..... 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 VENABLE, Brianna 2b...... 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 3 2 McCONKEY, Emily pr...... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LONGMIRE, Sarah 1b....... 4 0 2 1 0 0 11 1 0 JOSEPHSON, Amy pr....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BUSH, Ami rf............. 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 WALKER, Jennifer rf..... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 BROOKS, Megan cf......... 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 McCRUM, Christie ph..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FELTS, Fallon c.......... 3 1 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 ELROD, Ashley p.......... 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 GARRETT, Nikki lf........ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 32 7 9 6 2 3 21 14 8 Tennessee State 1 (17-29,3-15 OVC) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nira Robbins ss.......... 3 1 1 0 0 1 5 2 0 Heather Ebersole 2b/dp... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Erin Finneran c......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Diana Clifford cf........ 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 Leena Worrell 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 Emily Samana 1b.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 Melanie Cruz rf/2b....... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 Jessica Sesson c/rf...... 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 Lauren Weber dp/p........ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Amanda Buhler lf......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 Stephanie Kemme p/dp..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ebon Jones rf........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Totals................... 25 1 4 0 1 5 21 6 5 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Austin Peay State... 220 030 0 - 7 9 1 Tennessee State..... 001 000 0 - 1 4 4 ----------------------------------------- E - Simpkins(9); ROBBINS, N.(30); EBERSOLE, H.(8); WORRELL, L. 2(12). LOB - Austin Peay 8; Tennessee St 5. 2B - Anderson(6); Brooks(6); Felts(2); EBERSOLE, H.(3); SESSON, J.(1). SH - Simpkins(6); Elrod(1); EBERSOLE, H.(10). Austin Peay State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- ELROD, Ashley....... 7.0 4 1 0 1 5 25 27 Tennessee State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Stephanie Kemme..... 4.2 5 5 3 1 0 19 22 Lauren Weber........ 2.1 4 2 1 1 3 13 14 Win - Elrod (9-10). Loss - WEBER, L. (3-9). Save - None. WP - Elrod(12); WEBER, L.(24); KEMME, S.(8). Umpires - HP: Jeanette Caldwell 1B: Ed King Start: 2:51 pm Time: 1:55 Attendance: 107