Softball gears up for War Eagle Classic
Friday, March 5, 2010

Nashville --- The Tennessee State University softball team will travel to Alabama to participate in the War Eagle Classic hosted by Auburn University this weekend.

The Tigers will kick-off the tournament against Auburn and Alabama State on Friday before facing Valparaiso on Saturday. TSU will conclude on Sunday with a match-up with Louisiana Tech.

TSU (2-7) was able to pick up its first wins of the season against Alabama A&M at last weekend's Tiger Classic. The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs 3-1 on Saturday before picking up an 8-0 win on Sunday.

In the first game, Megan Hedrick (1-3) surrendered one run on five hits and a walk while Papini earned her first career save. Hannah Schnebly (1-2) recorded a no hitter in TSU's second game against Alabama A&M.

As a team, TSU has a .243 batting average and a 3.42 ERA. Christy Hill currently leads the team with a .421 batting average while Brittany Webb (.333) and Bridget Metzger  (.310) lead the team with nine hits.









War Eagle Classic Schedule (all times Central)

Friday, March 5

Game 1: Louisiana Tech vs. Gardner-Webb - 10 a.m.

Game 2: Auburn vs. Louisiana Tech - 12:30 p.m.

Game 3: Tennessee State vs. Auburn - 3 p.m.

Game 4: Gardner-Webb vs. Valparaiso - 5:30 p.m.

Game 5: Tennessee State vs. Alabama State - 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 6

Game 1: Auburn vs. Gardner-Webb - 10 a.m.

Game 2: Valparaiso vs. Tennessee State - 12:30 p.m.

Game 3: Alabama State vs. Louisiana Tech - 3 p.m.

Game 4: Alabama State vs. Valparaiso - 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 7

Game 1: Louisiana Tech vs. Tennessee State - 9 a.m.

Game 2: Gardner-Webb vs. Alabama State - 11:30 a.m.

Game 3: Valparaiso vs. Auburn - 2 p.m.