TSU CONCLUDES RECORD BREAKING SEASON
Sunday, May 7, 2006
TSU CONCLUDES RECORD BREAKING SEASON WITH SERIES WIN NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee State (21-35, 6-20) earned its first Ohio Valley Conference series win of the year by defeating Morehead State (13-40, 3-24) 6-0 on the final day of the season. Junior pitcher Candace Hildebrand worked all seven innings picking up her seventh shutout, second in as many days, and recorded a season high eight strikeouts. Senior day was exactly that to start the third inning as seniors Nira Robbins, Heather Ebersole, and Leena Worrell came up one, two, three. Robbins singled and Ebersole walked to set-up Worrell who singled to left for the first run of the game. Hildebrand then added to her cause two batters later with a single up the middle allowing Ebersole to score from third. TSU kept the Eagles at bay with solid defense including their 23rd double play of the year. With one out in the second inning and Liz McGonnigal on second base, Worrell fielded a ground ball at third off the bat of Becky King and faked a throw to first. Worrell then made the throw to Ebersole at second who chased McGonnigal to third before throwing to Robbins who completed the out on the Morehead base runner. Robbins then went after King who was hung up between first and second and threw to right fielder Melanie Cruz who made the tag at first for the final out of the inning. Tennessee State added four runs as they sent ten batters to the plate in the sixth to put a lock on the game. The Tigers batted around for the second time in the series and both times it started with a Diana Clifford single down the first base line where she beat the defenders to the bag. Cruz singled down the left field line just in front of junior catcher Erin Finneran who doubled to straight away centerfield allowing Clifford to score. Cruz made the score 4-0 on an errant throw by Eagles third baseman Jolene Workman. With the bases loaded junior Emily Samana was hit with a pitch by Ashley Hubbell to bring in Finneran for the third run of the inning. Senior Amanda Buhler concluded the scoring as she crossed the plate when Hildebrand ground to short and Worrell beat the play to third. Hildebrand finished the season 12-13 and added on to her school record for most wins in a season (12). Morehead State at Tennessee State May 07, 2006 at Nashville, Tenn. (Tiger Field) Morehead State 0 (13-40,3-24 OVC) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ JONES, Bri dp/2b......... 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 COLEMAN, Krystle cf...... 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 QUINN, Kari cf.......... 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 HUBBELL, Ashley p........ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 McGONNIGAL, Liz 1b....... 3 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 2 ROSS, Melody 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 DAVIS, Sammy dp......... 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 KING, Becky ss........... 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 BUCHER, Brandy ph....... 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 TIMBERLAKE, Chrissy pr.. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 JACKSON, Lyndsey rf...... 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 YOUNG, Tessa lf.......... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 WORKMAN, Jolene 3b....... 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 MOLINA, Stacia c......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Totals................... 25 0 5 0 1 8 18 11 5 Tennessee State 6 (21-35,6-20 OVC) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nira Robbins ss.......... 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 Heather Ebersole 2b...... 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 Leena Worrell 3b......... 3 0 1 1 1 1 3 3 0 Emily Samana 1b.......... 2 0 0 1 1 1 7 0 0 CandaceHildebrand p...... 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 Lauren Smoot pr......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Diana Clifford lf........ 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 Melanie Cruz rf.......... 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 Erin Finneran c.......... 3 1 2 1 0 0 8 0 0 Amanda Buhler cf......... 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Stephanie Kemme dp....... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 28 6 8 5 3 2 21 11 9 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Morehead State...... 000 000 0 - 0 5 2 Tennessee State..... 002 004 X - 6 8 0 ----------------------------------------- E - WORKMAN 2. DP - Tennessee St 1. LOB - Morehead 5; Tennessee St 9. 2B - JONES; McGONNIGAL; WORKMAN; FINNERAN, E.(10). HBP - SAMANA, E.. SH - BUHLER, A.(6). Morehead State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- HUBBELL, Ashley..... 6.0 8 6 3 3 2 28 33 Tennessee State IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- CandaceHildebrand... 7.0 5 0 0 1 8 25 26 Win - HILDEBRAND (12-13). Loss - HUBBELL (6-12). Save - None. HBP - by HUBBELL (SAMANA, E.). Umpires - HP: Charles Watkins 1B: Eddie Litton Start: 1:11 pm Time: 1:45 Attendance: 102