Tigers look to get back on track at SEMO
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nashville --- The Tennessee State University softball team will look to snap its current five game skid this weekend against Southeast Missouri.

The doubleheader of the three-game series will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday. The series will conclude on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Tigers (9-22, 4-6 OVC) are coming off a couple of losses to Lipscomb on Wednesday. TSU suffered an, 11-2, loss before dropping a 3-0 decision at Draper Diamond.

Jalisa Bradley hit .500 in the doubleheader and recorded two hits, including two doubles. Caitlin Eaton registered a homerun and two RBI. The Tigers turned in a .186 batting average and a .302 slugging percentage.

TSU currently has a batting average of .235 and an earned run average of 4.14. Pitcher Hannah Schnebly (3.64) leads the team with five wins while Caitlin Eaton (4.20) has thrown a team best 44 strikeouts this season.

The Tigers lead the league in fielding percentage while ranking eighth in batting and pitching.

Brittany Webb (.326) has turned in 30 hits, including a league leading 10 doubles and two homeruns. Webb also has 18 RBI. Caitlin Eaton (.309) has 25 hits and 18 RBI while Bridget Metzger registers 25 hits, six doubles and one homerun.

Tennessee State will face Southeast Missouri for the 48th time in the all-time series history with the Redhawks holding a commanding, 42-5, lead.

SEMO (11-20, 2-8 OVC) has lost nine of its last 11 games. The Redhawks are most recently coming off of a three-game series at Austin Peay, which the Lady Govs claimed, 2-1.

The Redhawks have a batting average of .270 and an ERA of 4.84. SEMO is second in the OVC in batting but tenth in pitching.

Nicole Troncoso leads the team with 42 hits and a .372 batting average. Troncoso is the only player hitting above .300 for the Redhawks. Renee Kertz (.282) has a team best 18 RBI.

Stefanie Barnes (6-11) and Whitney DuPuis (5-9) are the only two pitchers that have thrown for SEMO this season. Barnes has an earned run average of 4.36 while Whitney DuPuis has a 5.38 ERA.

Saturday's single game will be broadcast on TSU's campus radio station WTST.


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