TSU returns to OVC action at Morehead State
Friday, April 15, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University softball team will resume OVC play this weekend against Morehead State in a three-game series at University Field in Morehead, Kentucky.

The Tigers (10-36, 4-17 OVC) will travel to Kentucky to face the Eagles (14-27 (6-12 OVC). The series will start with a double header on Saturday, April 16, and continue through Sunday, April 17. The first game will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m., followed by game two at 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, the Tigers and Eagles will conclude the series at 1:00 p.m.

Last Time Out
The Tigers recently dropped a doubleheader to Memphis, falling to the Tigers 7-2, before dropping game two, 8-0. In game one, TSU was led by freshman Ashley Haynes who was 2-for-3 at the plate with two hits and one RBI. In game two, the Tigers were blanked by Memphis pitcher Carley Hummel, as she threw a no-hitter while improving her record to 15-4 on the season.

The Tigers are batting .242 as a team while the TSU pitching staff has a 5.94 ERA.

Opponent
Morehead State will be coming off of a runaway doubleheader sweep against of non-conference opponent Dayton. They defeated Dayton in game one 6-1 in 10 innings while senior Rebecca Butler set the Morehead State career hit record with her 10th inning homerun.  The Golden Eagles followed up game one by running away with a 14-2 victory behind the bat of Kayla Brill as she went deep in the first inning; the two-run shot was her eight homerun of the year.

As a team, Morehead state is batting .285 while opponents are batting .329 against them.  The Eagles have shown that they have lots of power in their lineup, recording 36 homeruns on the season. MSU pitchers have a 5.93 ERA.

Team Leaders
Tedra Alford (.336) and Caitlin Eaton (.312) continue to lead the TSU offense with 39 and 34 hits respectively. Brittany Webb (.233) continues to bat runners in, leading the team with 22 RBI.

Live Stats
Live Stats will be available on msueagles.com