The game scores were 5-0 and 6-3.
On the day,
The Tigers fell behind early in game one as the Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second. MSU capitalized on three walks, two hits and a passed ball in the inning.
The MSU pitching held the TSU offense in check as the Tigers were held scoreless and only tallied three hits in the game.
While TSU’s offensive struggles continued, MSU added another run in the fourth inning to increase its advantage to the final score, 5-0.
In the second game, TSU saw a 3-1 lead slip away as MSU came back to claim the contest 6-3.
TSU got on the board early in game two, capturing a 1-0 lead in the first inning. After walking, Bridget Metzger advanced to second on Caitlin Eaton’s single to left field. Then, Metzger crossed the plate on an error by the left fielder.
The Eagles answered right back in their half of the frame when a lead off walk and a single to center field led to MSU tying the game 1-1.
Later, a throwing error by MSU’s shortstop led to Metzger scoring and giving TSU a 2-1 lead.
In the bottom half of the frame, MSU responded yet again, using a two-run single up the middle to knot the contest at 3-3.
In the bottom of the fifth, a lead off triple to right field sparked what would eventually be a three-hit, three-run rally for the Eagles to give MSU a 6-3 lead.
TSU threatened in the top of the sixth, with a runner in scoring position and only one out.
With one batter retired, Bridget Metzger doubled and then advanced to third on a fielding error by the right fielder. Metzger, however, would be left stranded on third base.
In the 7th, the TSU batters went down in order as MSU held on for the 6-3 win.
Megan Hedrick (3-9) was charged with the loss while Bridget Metzger went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs, a double, a walk and an RBI for the Tigers. Tamara Perkins recorded her third triple of the season.
The Tigers return to action on Tuesday, when they face the Bisons of Lipscomb University in a non-conference doubleheader. Game one of the doubleheader is slated to begin at 2 p.m. at Draper Diamond.