Friday, March 10, 2006
OSCEOLA, Fla. --- The Tennessee softball team concluded its appearance in the Rebel Spring Games in a big way on Friday by claiming a pair of one-run victories. The Tigers opened play with a 3-2 win over three-time defending Missouri Valley Conference champion and 2005 NCAA participant Creighton University. The day concluded with a 4-3 win over Indiana Purdue-Ft. Wayne. The victories run TSU's winning streak to four games and evened their record in Florida at 5-5 and the Tigers now stand 10-10 on the season. TSU sophomore Lauren Weber held Creighton to just three hits in posting the complete-game victory. Weber allowed two runs in the fourth inning, but pitched shutout ball the rest of the way to give TSU the win. Leena Worrell had the big game at the plate for TSU in the victory. Worrell was 1-3 with three RBI, the big blow a two run homer in the third which proved to be the game-winner. Nira Robbins was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Laura Fonda, who pitched a perfect game earlier in the week, took the loss for Creighton. In the nightcap, TSU survived a late Indiana Purdue-Ft. Wayne Rally to take the win. Samantha Hurst picked up the win and Candace Hildebrand came on the pick up the save as IPFW scored twice in the seventh inning. Worrell was 2-for-4 with two more runs driven home. Robbins was also 2-for-4 with two runs scored. TSU Had 10 hits in the victory. TSU will host Jackson State on March 16. Creighton 0 0 0 2 0 0 0---2-3--0 Tennessee State 1 0 2 0 0 0 0-3-8-0 WP-Lauren Weber 2-2 LP-Laura Fonda 2-1 HR-TSU-Leena Worrell (2) Tennessee State 1 0 0 1 1 0 1-4-10--2 Indiana Purdue-Ft Wayne 0 0 0 1 0 0 2-3-9-0 WP-Samantha Hurst 4-2 LP-Connelly Save-Candace Hildebrand (1) Records: Tennessee State 10-10 Creighton 9-8 IPFW 1-14

Box Score - Creighton

Box Score - Indiana Purdue-Ft Wayne