Softball Opens up OVC Play at Eastern Illinois
Friday, March 13, 2009

Nashville --- The Tennessee State University softball team will kick off the 2009 conference season with a match-up against league opponent Eastern Illinois this weekend.


The Tigers will face the Panthers on Friday at Williams Field. The two teams will then meet in a double header on Saturday morning for the third game of the series. This will be the first conference match-up for both squads.


The Tigers post a 2-2 away record and are led by Caitlin Eaton's .429 batting average and 5-3 pitching record with a 2.87 ERA.


EIU holds the series advantage at 27-9 and are 10-7 on the season, winning two of the their last five. The Panthers defeated Indiana State 3-0 their last time out on March 11. They are led by Angela Danca (.357) and Dene Menzione (.353) posting a 1-0 record at home.  


TSU currently holds an 8-8 record and is coming off a 2-1 win over St. Bonaventure at the Rebel Games last week.