MOREHEAD STATE TAKES FINAL GAME OF SERIES FROM TSU
MOREHEAD, Ky.-The Tigers made a valiant effort in their final at bat, but fell short as they dropped the final game of the series at Morehead State, 2-1. Tennessee State won their second Ohio Valley Conference series of the season winning 2-of-3 against the Eagles and moved to 27-15, 6-8. MSU got on the board in the fourth inning scoring two runs. With one out and runners on second and third, Allie Honkofsky hit a ground ball to Tiger shortstop Bridget Metzger who attempted to throw out pinch runner Courtney Seiler at home. Seiler beat the play as she collided with senior catcher Erin Finneran, which knocked the ball away and allowed Kari Quinn to score and give the Eagles a 2-0 lead. MSU pitcher Alex Gjevre scattered five hits without surrendering a walk through the first six innings of play and retired the first two batters in the seventh. Finneran and junior Jennifer Gregory were able to earn free passes to put runners on first and second with two outs. Freshman Tamara Perkins followed with a drive that landed just inside the left field line before going into foul territory. Morehead left fielder Bri Jones was able to cut the ball off and hold Perkins to a double and, more importantly, Gregory to third and the Tigers to one run. Gejevre (9-9) would get senior Candace Hildebrand to ground out to end the game, 2-1. MSU improved to 13-22 and 4-10 in the OVC. Hildebrand (13-9) suffered the loss, pitching 3.1 innings with four strike outs, one walk, three hits and one earned run. Vaught pitched the final 2.2 innings allowing just one hit and striking out two. Metzger finished 2-for-3 with a double and Perkins was 2-4 with a double, a stolen base, and an RBI. Gregory went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. The Tigers return home to take on conference leader Tennessee Tech on Wednesday, April 11, in a single game. The game is slated for a 4 p.m. start at Tiger Field.