TIGERS FALL TO TENNESSEE TECH, 11-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-After a one hour rain delay, Tennessee State tried to weather the storm that Tennessee Tech brought with them. The Tigers dropped an Ohio Valley Conference game to TTU 11-0. The Golden Eagles remained a top of the conference standings with a 13-2 record, 35-13, while TSU dropped to 6-9, 27-16, and remain in sixth place. TTU would score a run in the second and third innings to take a 2-0 lead into the fourth inning. The Golden Eagles would then explode for six runs in the fourth as TSU would use three pitchers in the inning. Junior Amanda Vaught worked the first 3.1 innings surrendering five runs on seven hits and three walks. Senior Candace Hildebrand relieved Vaught, but only lasted four batters, giving up a walk and three doubles. Junior Lauren Weber followed by striking out the ninth Golden Eagle batter of the inning and inducing a ground out to end the inning. TTU add three more runs in the fifth for the final score of 11-0. Golden Eagle pitcher Bonnie Bynum held TSU to two hits while striking out seven. Sophomore Melanie Cruz broke up the no-hitter with a bunt single to lead off the third inning. Freshman Katie Brown picked up the final hit for the Tigers with a base hit into left field in the fifth inning. Vaught suffered the loss and moved to 12-6 as she struck out three batters and improved her season total to 199. Bynum earned the win for TTU and is now 22-8 on the season. TSU will host Jacksonville State on Saturday, April 14, as part of Triple Play Saturday. The OVC double header will begin at 1 p.m. at Tiger Field.