TSU SPLITS FIRST TWO CONTESTS IN REBEL SPRING GAMES
OSCEOLA, Fla. --- Tennessee State split its first two games in the Rebel Spring Games, dropping an 11-2 decision to Providence in the opener before coming back to ride the shutout pitching of freshman Stephanie Kemme in a 4-0 victory over Sacred Heart. TSU spotted the Lady Friars a 7-0 lead after two innings in the opener on Sunday. Providence opened the game with three hits and a hits-batsmen. A three-run triple by Rachel Bartholomew to gave the Lady Friars the early lead. The Lady Tigers cut into the deficit with a two-run third. Heather Ebersole and Diana Clifford each had one-out singles and Leena Worrell drove in both runners with a single as TSU had three of its five hits in the inning. Providence would add a single run in the fourth and three more in the fifth. TSU built an early lead in the win over Sacred Heart. TSU scored twice in the first and fifth innings. Nira Robbins had a leadoff single and scored the first run of the game. Robbins and Worrell were each 2-for-4. Robbins had a RBI double in the fifth and Worrell drove home a run in the first on a sacrifice fly and later added a single to score Robbins. Kemme scattered six hits in posting her first collegiate shutout. Kemme retired the side in order to end the game. TSU resumes play on Monday with games against Valparaiso and Yale.