TENNESSEE STATE WINS JACKSON STATE CLASSIC
JACKSON, Miss.-The Tennessee State University softball team claimed the title of the Jackson State Classic with a 3-0 over Alabama State. TSU improved to 5-0 on the year as they are off to the best start in school history. Junior pitcher Amanda Vaught led the team in the circle holding the Hornets to two hits and surrendering just two walks. Vaught (2-0) set a new single game record for TSU striking out 17 batters in her first complete game shutout. Junior Jennifer Gregory led the way offensively going 2-for-3 with a walk and two triples. Bridget Metzger (1-for-2) and Diana Clifford (1-for-3) each finished the game with a hit and a run scored and Melanie Cruz (1-for-2) collected a hit and an RBI. "I am really pleased with the team's performance this weekend," said head coach Joyce Maudie. "We worked hard to get runs and we executed very well." The Tigers travel to Normal, Alabama, on Wednesday, February 21, to take on Alabama A&M in a doubleheader. Game one is scheduled to begin at 12 noon.