SAMANA AND HILDEBRAND POWER TSU TO SPLIT
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
SAMANA AND HILDEBRAND POWER TENNESSEE STATE TO SPLIT BOWLING GREEN, Kent.--Junior Emily Samana hit her sixth home run of the season to lead off the seventh in game one to give Tennessee State (18-31) a 1-0 victory over Western Kentucky (25-24). Junior pitcher Candace Hildebrand threw her fourth shutout of the season allowing just two hits, while striking out six. The Hilltoppers captured the second game of the doubleheader 4-0. Western Kentucky took a 2-0 lead on five hits in the third inning of game two off starter Lauren Weber (3-10). Junior centerfielder Diana Clifford kept the Hilltoppers from scoring more as she threw out Sam Cronk at home. WKU added two more in the sixth off reliever Stephanie Kemme for the 4-0 final score. Pitcher Ryan Rogge (3-6) shut down the Tigers offense allowing just a sophomore Jessica Sesson bunt single and a line drive single to center by senior Heather Ebersole. Rogge finished the game with nine strikeouts and one walk. In game one, Hildebrand (9-11) did not allow a hit through four innings, but surrendered back-to-back singles to start the bottom of the fifth inning. The Tigers shut down the Hilltoppers as Hildebrand struck out the next two batters and received help on a diving catch in shallow left center by Clifford to steal a hit away from Sam Cronk. Tennessee State returns to OVC play on Thursday as they travel to Cookeville to take on Tennessee Tech in a single game. Game time for the April 27 game is set for 2 p.m. Tennessee State at Western Kentucky (Game 1) Apr 25, 2006 at Bowling Green, KY (WKU Field) Tennessee State 1 (18-30) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nira Robbins ss.......... 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 Heather Ebersole 2b...... 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 Diana Clifford cf........ 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Leena Worrell 3b......... 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 Lauren Smoot pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CandaceHildebrand p...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 Emily Samana 1b.......... 3 1 1 1 0 1 12 0 3 Melanie Cruz rf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Erin Finneran c.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 Amanda Buhler lf......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Stephanie Kemme dp....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 26 1 4 1 2 5 21 12 6 Western Kentucky 0 (24-24) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Bailey Rolfs ss.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 Jennifer Brooks rf....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Shelby Smith 1b.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 Rebecca Horesky 3b....... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Becky Bishop cf.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 Alana Towns lf........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Adrienne Lathrop p....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 Sam Young c.............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 Amanda Ford-Feitz ph.... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Sam Cronk 2b............. 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 Totals................... 24 0 2 0 0 6 21 10 3 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Tennessee State..... 000 000 1 - 1 4 1 Western Kentucky.... 000 000 0 - 0 2 2 ----------------------------------------- E - WORRELL, L.(16); Rolfs(12); Towns(2). LOB - Tennessee St 6; WKU 3. 2B - WORRELL, L.(12). HR - SAMANA, E.(6). SB - Towns(8). Tennessee State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- CandaceHildebrand... 7.0 2 0 0 0 6 24 24 Western Kentucky IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Adrienne Lathrop.... 7.0 4 1 1 2 5 26 28 Win - HILDEBRAND (9-11). Loss - Lathrop (14-12). Save - None. WP - HILDEBRAND(6). Umpires - HP: Jim Davis 1B: Gene Nye Start: 2:00 pm Time: 1:39 Attendance: 56 Tennessee State at Western Kentucky (Game 2) Apr 25, 2006 at Bowling Green, KY (WKU Field) Tennessee State 0 (18-31) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nira Robbins ss.......... 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 Heather Ebersole 2b...... 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 Diana Clifford cf........ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Leena Worrell 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 Emily Samana 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 Melanie Cruz lf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 Erin Finneran dp/c....... 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 Lauren Weber p/dp........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Jessica Sesson c/rf...... 2 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 Ebon Jones rf............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Stephanie Kemme p....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Totals................... 22 0 2 0 1 9 18 7 3 Western Kentucky 4 (25-24) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Bailey Rolfs ss.......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 Jennifer Brooks rf....... 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 Shelby Smith 1b.......... 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 Rebecca Horesky 3b....... 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 Becky Bishop lf.......... 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 Amanda Ford-Feitz dp..... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 Terri Ellingsworth pr... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sam Young c.............. 2 0 1 0 1 0 11 0 0 Renikka Toliver cf....... 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 Alana Towns ph.......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Sam Cronk 2b............. 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 Ryan Rogge p............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 25 4 10 3 2 3 21 4 6 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Tennessee State..... 000 000 0 - 0 2 2 Western Kentucky.... 002 002 X - 4 10 0 ----------------------------------------- E - CLIFFORD, D.(6); JONES, Ebon(5). LOB - Tennessee St 3; WKU 6. SH - CLIFFORD, D.(6); Bishop(4). SB - Brooks(7). CS - Brooks(1). Tennessee State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Lauren Weber........ 2.2 6 2 2 1 2 13 14 Stephanie Kemme..... 3.1 4 2 1 1 1 12 14 Western Kentucky IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Ryan Rogge.......... 7.0 2 0 0 1 9 22 24 Win - Rogge (3-6). Loss - WEBER, L. (3-10). Save - None. WP - WEBER, L.(25); Rogge(6). Umpires - HP: Gene Nye 1B: Jay Davis Start: 4:13 pm Time: 1:37 Attendance: 65