TSU Closes Out EKU Series with 4-3 Win
Saturday, March 22, 2008

Richmond, Ky.--- Tennessee State softball handed host Eastern Kentucky its first OVC loss of the season thanks to a 4-3 victory over the Colonels Saturday afternoon. TSU improves to 8-16, 2-4 OVC while EKU moves to 15-8, 5-1 OVC.

 

Sophomore Tamara Perkins put the Tigers ahead early with a one out blast to center field in the first inning. Favorable, sophomore Bridget Metzger followed Perkins shot with a solo homerun of her own to left field.

 

Senior pitcher Amanda Vaught held EKU hitless in the bottom of the first but the Colonels responded with three runs on three hits and one TSU error in the bottom of the second to capture a 3-2 lead.

 

Webb came in to relieve Vaught in the fourth and held the Colonels scoreless until the final inning. TSU opened up the fifth inning with three straight singles that led to the Tigers scoring two runs and reclaiming the lead (4-2).

 

Weber picked up her first win of the season limiting the Colonels to zero hits in four innings.

 

Metzger finished with two RBI’s while Perkins and Cruz also recorded RBI’s.

 

Tennessee State will host Tennessee Tech on Tuesday, March 25. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. at Tiger Field.