Lipscomb Sweeps Softball in Doubleheader
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University softball team dropped two non-conference games, (4-3 and 2-0) to Lipscomb Tuesday night at Tiger Field.


Tennessee State (15-33) totaled six hits on the night while Lipscomb (29-22) tallied 18.


Lipscomb grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Lauren Dortwegt doubled down the left field line before moving to third on a sacrifice bunt by Sara Simons. The next batter walked then Collins sacrifice flied to right to plate Dortwegt. The next batter flied out to third to end the inning.


The Bisons threatened to add more runs in the top of the third as two hits and an intentional walk led to Lipscomb loading the bases but Amanda Vaught got out of the inning without any runs scoring.


An inning later, however, three singles would lead to Lipscomb once again loading the bases. Dortwegt then hit a two-run scoring single to center. After advancing to third on a bunt, Dortwegt reached home on a double steal to give Lipscomb a 4-0 lead.


Ashley Block entered in relief of Vaught and retired the next batter to get out of the inning.


Trailing 4-0, the Tigers clawed back in the bottom of the sixth. Hits from Nichole Vincent and Jill Gardner plus a walk by Tamara Perkins loaded the bases for TSU. Brittany Webb then knocked in three runs with a double to left center to cut the deficit to 4-3. Webb advanced to third on a wild pitch but Goodman flied out to close the inning.


Tennessee State had an opportunity to tie the game with a runner on third in the bottom of the seventh but the Bisons kept the Tigers at bay.


Brittany Webb was 2-of-3 and recorded three RBI’s or TSU. Amanda Vaught (11-22) was tagged with the loss.


Game two was scoreless until Lipscomb posted two runs off of two hits in the top of the fourth. Lipscomb pitcher Kim Jacobson held the TSU bats in check, limiting the Tigers to only two hits and zero walks in the shut out. In the final five innings, she retired 15 consecutive TSU batters.


Lauren Weber (4-6) picked up the loss for TSU.


TSU will return to conference action on Friday against Samford in a doubleheader. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. at Tiger Field.