Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tigers prepare to host the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders in their final home game of the season. The game will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m., at Tiger Field.
The Blue Raiders (16-28, 7-14 Sun Belt) celebrated senior day with a 2-1 victory over Troy. Sophomore pitcher Janele Robinson led the Blue Raiders. Robinson went the distance, allowing just one earned run in her complete game victory, which was her fifth win of the year. Impressively, Robinson did not tally a single strikeout in the game, as the Blue Raider defense stepped up big, causing Troy to leave 13 runners stranded. Junior Kelsey Woodruff led the Blue Raider offensive attack, plating both Blue Raider runs on a second inning homerun over the left field wall.
Middle Tennessee State is scheduled to face Southeast Missouri State in a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 26 before traveling to Nashville.
As a team the Blue Raiders are batting .251, while the pitching staff allows 5.12 earned runs per game.
Last Time Out
The Tigers (11-41, 5-21 OVC) recently dropped a three game series (2-1) to the SIUE Cougars. After dropping game one 11-0, TSU was able to rebound to take game two 6-5 in extra innings. The Tigers trailed 3-0 before clawing back into the game behind timely hitting and SIUE miscues, forcing the game to extra innings where Brittany Webb drove in Tedra Alford for the winning run. The Tigers dropped the series finale 6-0 as the pitching from SIUE ace Erika Taylor overwhelmed the Tigers as she went on to pitch a no-hitter, allowing only two runners on base via base on balls.
Although the Tigers struggled to score runs in their two losses, in their game two victory five TSU starters recorded hits, three of which recorded two or more hits. This amounted to six runs for the Tigers. The Tigers look to find their rhythm at the plate again as they prepare for Middle Tennessee State in their final home game.
The Tigers are batting .235 as a team while the TSU pitching staff has a 6.32 ERA.
Live stats will be available on tsutigers.com.