Thursday, March 9, 2006
OSCEOLA, Fla. --- Tennessee State notched a pair of victories on Thursday behind strong pitching performances in the Rebel Spring Games by defeating Holy Cross, 7-1 and Maine, 3-0. Candace Hildebrand capped off the day's play by tossing a three-hit shutout. The victories come for the Tigers after an off day on Wednesday. It also marked the team's first back-to-back victories of the young season. "We put the ball in play in the first game and it put pressure on them," said TSU head coach Joyce Maudie. "The second game was especially pleasing that we played well and it was a good win for us." The Lady Tigers broke open a close game in the opener against Holy Cross, scoring three runs and in the fourth and twice more in the sixth to post the six run victory. Samantha Hurst tossed a complete game five-hitter for TSU. Emily Samana had a two run homer for TSU, her third of the season. Leena Worrell had a pair of doubles and drove in three runs and Erin Finneran also doubled. In the nightcap, Hildebrand earned the shutout over the Black Bears. Hildebrand helped her own cause with a pair of hits and two RBI. Finneran and Nira Robbins each had two RBI for TSU. The Lady Tigers (8-10) wrap up play on Friday in the Rebel Games with games against Creighton and Indiana Purdue-Ft. Wayne. Tennessee State 1 0 1 3 0 2 0-7-5--1 Holy Cross 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-1-5-4 WP-Samantha Hurst 3-1 LP-Lindsay MacNeil HR-TSU-Emily Samana (3) Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-3--1 Tennessee State 0 2 0 1 0 0 0-3-8--2 WP-Candace Hildebrand 2-3 LP-Jenna Balent Records: Tennessee State 8-10

Box Score - Holy Cross

Box Score - Maine