EKU SWEEPS TSU
Sunday, April 30, 2006
EASTERN KENTUCKY SWEEPS TIGERS ON FIRST DAY NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Tennessee State softball team (18-34, 3-19) dropped a pair of Ohio Valley Conference games at Eastern Kentucky on Saturday. The Colonels (30-23, 13-9) won the first game 8-0 in six innings and captured the second game 3-2. Eastern Kentucky took a 1-0 into the sixth inning of game one and took advantage of a Tiger throwing error to get things started. EKU followed with back-to-back singles and a second throwing error to take a 2-0 lead on starter Candace Hildebrand. The junior pitcher from Moreno Valley, Cal., recorded the first two outs of the inning with her fourth strikeout of the game and a sacrifice fly to centerfield. The Colonels then put together three hits and a walk to push across the final five runs to end the game 8-0. Seniors Leena Worrell and Nira Robbins were the only two Tigers to record hits off EKU pitching. Junior Erin Finneran got things going early in game two for TSU with a double to right center in the second inning. Finneran scored when freshman Stephanie Kemme hit a fly ball into left field that tipped off of the EKU shortstops glove as she tried to make an over the shoulder catch as she was sprinting into the outfield. The Tigers made the score 2-0 when junior Emily Samana hit a laser over the 220 foot sign in centerfield. The home run is the seventh on the season for Samana and her second of the week. Eastern Kentucky came storming back in the bottom half of the fourth inning piecing together three hits to score two runs off Kemme (1-7) to tie the score 2-2. The Colonels added another run in the fifth inning as Kemme surrendered a lead-off single before giving way to Hildebrand. The first batter Hildebrand faced drove a ball into the gap in right center allowing the run to score from first to give EKU a 3-2 lead. The Tigers were not able to take advantage of a two-out double down the left field line in the sixth by sophomore Jessica Sesson or a one-out single by Robbins in the seventh. Tennessee State and Eastern Kentucky play the finale game of the three game series at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday in Richmond, Kent. Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky (Game 1) Apr 29, 2006 at Richmond KY (Gertrude Hood Field) Tennessee State 0 (18-33,3-18 O.V.C.) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nira Robbins ss.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 Heather Ebersole 2b...... 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 Diana Clifford cf........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Leena Worrell 3b......... 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 Lauren Smoot pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CandaceHildebrand p...... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Lauren Weber p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Emily Samana 1b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 8 1 0 Melanie Cruz rf.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Erin Finneran c.......... 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 Amanda Buhler lf......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 20 0 2 0 0 4 17 11 2 Eastern Kentucky 8 (29-23,12-9 O.V.C.) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Rolf 1b.................. 4 1 2 2 0 0 8 0 0 Mayrhofer 3b............. 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 Anderson p............... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 Springs pr.............. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Patterson 2b............. 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 3 0 Werle c.................. 2 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 2 Macinsky ss.............. 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 Fox dp................... 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Webber cf................ 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 Merrell lf............... 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 Kleinsmith ph........... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Hucul rf................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Totals................... 25 8 9 8 3 4 18 7 4 Score by Innings R H E --------------------------------------- Tennessee State..... 000 000 - 0 2 3 Eastern Kentucky.... 000 107 - 8 9 0 --------------------------------------- Note: 2 outs, 1 runner LOB when the game ended. E - ROBBINS, N.; WORRELL, L. 2. DP - Tenn. State 2. LOB - Tenn. State 2; Eastern Ky. 4. SF - Fox. SB - Rolf(9); Patterson 4(27); Webber 2(9). Tennessee State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- CandaceHildebrand... 5.2 8 8 1 3 4 24 28 Lauren Weber........ 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 Eastern Kentucky IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Anderson............ 6.0 2 0 0 0 4 20 20 Win - Anderson (15-11). Loss - HILDEBRAND (9-13). Save - None. Umpires - HP: Doug Ruhe 1B: Jay Davis Start: 12:59 ET Time: 1:29 Attendance: 100 Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky (Game 2) Apr 29, 2006 at Richmond KY (Gertrude Hood Field) Tennessee State 2 (18-34,3-19 O.V.C.) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nira Robbins ss.......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 Heather Ebersole 2b...... 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 Diana Clifford cf........ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Melanie Cruz rf......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Leena Worrell 3b......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 Emily Samana 1b.......... 3 1 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 Erin Finneran c.......... 3 1 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 Jessica Sesson rf........ 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Stephanie Kemme p........ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 CandaceHildebrand p..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Amanda Buhler lf......... 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 Totals................... 30 2 6 1 0 8 18 6 7 Eastern Kentucky 3 (30-23,13-9 O.V.C.) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Rolf 1b.................. 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 2 Mayrhofer 3b............. 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 Anderson dp.............. 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 Springs pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Patterson 2b............. 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 Werle c.................. 3 1 1 1 0 1 7 1 0 Macinsky ss.............. 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 Fox p.................... 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Webber cf................ 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 Merrell lf............... 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 Pence ph................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hucul rf................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Totals................... 26 3 8 3 2 3 21 8 8 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Tennessee State..... 010 100 0 - 2 6 2 Eastern Kentucky.... 000 210 X - 3 8 3 ----------------------------------------- E - EBERSOLE, H.; BUHLER, A.; Mayrhofer 2; Macinsky. LOB - Tenn. State 7; Eastern Ky. 8. 2B - EBERSOLE, H.(4); FINNERAN, E.(7); SESSON, J.(2); Rolf(11); Anderson(10); Webber(7). 3B - Webber(1). HR - SAMANA, E.(7). HBP - Pence. SB - EBERSOLE, H.(6); Patterson(28). Tennessee State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Stephanie Kemme..... 4.0 6 3 3 1 1 18 20 CandaceHildebrand... 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 8 9 Eastern Kentucky IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Fox................. 3.0 3 2 1 0 2 14 14 Anderson............ 4.0 3 0 0 0 6 16 16 Win - Anderson (16-11). Loss - KEMME, S. (1-7). Save - None. HBP - by KEMME, S. (Pence). Umpires - HP: Jay Davis 1B: Doug Ruhe Start: 2:50 ET Time: 1:42 Attendance: 115