OVC action continues for softball at UT Martin
Friday, April 23, 2010

Nashville --- The Tennessee State University softball team will return to action this weekend at OVC opponent UT Martin for a three-game series at Bettye Giles field.

Tennessee State (11-29, 6-11 OVC) is currently sitting in a three-way tie for seventh place in the OVC standings, one spot away from making the tournament.

TSU is coming off of a couple of losses to non-conference opponent Middle Tennessee State on Wednesday. The Tigers dropped a, 3-2, decision before falling to the Blue Raiders, 6-1, in the second game.

TSU leads the OVC in fielding percentage but ranks eighth in batting and pitching. Brittany Webb (.308) leads the Tigers with 36 hits and 11 doubles. Caitlin Eaton (.303) has a team best 21 RBI to go along with 30 hits while Tamara Perkins (.232) leads TSU with four homeruns.

Overall, TSU is batting .233 and has a team earned run average of 4.29.

The Tigers will look to get back on track on Saturday against the Skyhawks and make a push for the OVC tournament.

UT Martin (35-9, 14-3 OVC) is currently the number one team in the conference, leading the league in batting and pitching while ranking second in fielding percentage. Two of UTM's pitchers are among the top five in the OVC.

The Skyhawks are coming off a pair of losses to MTSU on Thursday but have won four straight OVC contests. UTM was shut-out, 2-0, in the first game before suffering a, 7-3, loss to MTSU in game two.

Megan Williams leads the team as well as the OVC with a .392 batting average, 56 hits and 11 homeruns. Jenny Bain (.361) has 52 hits and a team best 37 RBI while Laura Roberts (.360) has 45 hits, including 15 for extra bases.

Last season, UT Martin claimed the season series, 2-1, at Tiger Field. TSU picked up a 5-4 win in eight innings before dropping the next two, 11-3 and 4.2. The Skyhawks lead the overall series 45-6.

First game of Saturday's doubleheader is slated for a 1 p.m. start while Sunday's game is scheduled for 1 p.m.The games can be heard on TSU's campus radio station WTST.

 

Current OVC Standings