TIGERS WIN FINAL GAME OF SERIES AT AUSTIN PEAY
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Junior Jennifer Gregory hit her first career home run to pace Tennessee State University to a 3-1 win over Austin Peay in Clarksville on Sunday afternoon. The win improves the Tigers to 20-9, 1-2 in Ohio Valley Conference play, and leaves the TSU one win short of the school single-season record for wins. Freshman Tamara Perkins got things started for the Tigers with one out in the top of the third inning with a single. Perkins would steal second and was followed by a walk to senior Diana Clifford to set the scene for Gregory. The Murfreesboro native drove a Natasha Anderson ball down the left field line that would easily clear the fence to put TSU up 3-0. The runs were all junior Amanda Vaught would need as she threw a complete game four-hitter to move to 9-3 on the season. Vaught held APSU (13-10, 2-1) hitless through four innings before allowing two hits in the fifth and gave up two more after two outs and an error in the seventh. The Columbia State transfer issued one unearned run, a walk, and struck out four on the game. Gregory finished the game 2-for-3 with the three-run home run, while Perkins was 2-for-4. Clifford was 1-for-3 with a walk at the plate. The Tigers will travel to Cookeville on Tuesday, March 20, to take on Tennessee Tech in an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader. The first game against the defending OVC champions is set for 2 p.m.