Eastern Kentucky up next for softball
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Nashville --- The Tennessee State University softball team will hit the road for a three-game series at Eastern Kentucky this weekend. Friday's doubleheader is scheduled for 1 p.m. while Saturday's game is slated for a 12 p.m. start.

Tennessee State (8-16, 3-4 OVC) is coming off of a doubleheader split against Austin Peay on Tuesday. The Tigers defeated the Lady Govs, 5-2, before suffering a 5-4 loss in extra innings.

TSU hit .313 in the doubleheader and tallied 20 hits. Tedra Alford hit .571 over both games and went 4-of-7 at the plate. Caitlin Eaton (.500) also had four hits, including two doubles.

Pitchers Hannah Schnebly and Caitlin Eaton combined for 10 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched.

Tennessee State is batting .245 and has an ERA of 4.05. Brittany Webb leads the team with 26 hits, including nine doubles and two homeruns. She is batting .356 and has 16 RBI on the season.

Bridget Metzger (.322) has 19 hits, including six doubles, one triple and one homerun. She has scored a team-best 14 runs. Caitlin Eaton (.290) and Christy Hill (.265) have recorded 16 hits this season.

Hannah Schnebly (4-5) leads the team with four wins and has a 2.90 ERA. Caitlin Eaton (2-5) has thrown a team best 30 strikeouts and has a 4.70 ERA.

Eastern Kentucky (8-21, 3-4 OVC) and Morehead State exchanged a pair of shutouts in a doubleheader split on Tuesday. After falling in the first game 2-0, the Colonels came back to shutout the Eagles 5-0 in game two.

EKU is hitting .227 and has a team ERA of 4.36. Diane Gallagher is leading the team with a .358 batting average and 34 hits. Raquel Howes (.237) has a team best 16 RBI to go along with 22 hits.  Jena Handley (.307) has 27 hits and 14 RBI for the Colonels.

Stacy Toups (3-3) has a 2.36 ERA while Kristin Perry (4-8) has thrown a team-best 82 strike outs and has a 3.52 ERA.

Tennessee State and Eastern Kentucky will meet for the 54th time in the all-time series history with the Colonels holding a commanding 47-7 series advantage.

Notes

  • Tennessee State has an away record of 0-3 and a 1-3 record at neutral locations
  • Tennessee State leads the league in fielding percentage
  • TSU is third in the league in batting and sixth in pitching
  • The Tigers are 1-4 in games that go into extra innings
  • TSU is hitting .304 vs. left handed pitchers and .240 vs. right handed pitchers
  • Brittany Webb has had at least one hit in eight consecutive games
  • The Tigers are 7-14 in day games and 1-2 in night games
  • TSU is 4-2 when holding opponents to two or less runs; 3-7 when opponents score 3-5 runs; 1-5 when opponents score 6-9 runs; 0-2 when giving up 10+ runs in a game