Tigers' road struggles continue at Morehead
Saturday, April 16, 2011

Morehead, Ky. --- The Tennessee State University softball team dropped a couple of games on the road at Morehead State Saturday afternoon at University Field.

Tennessee State fell to 10-38 (4-19 OVC) while Morehead State moved to (16-27, 8-12 OVC.)

Game One

Tennessee State saw Morehead State fire off five runs in the opening frame and the Tigers never recovered.  TSU's only run came in the third inning as MSU went on to win, 9-1.

Jasmine Brimm went 1-for-2 at the plate with a walk while Tedra Alford (1-for-3), Brittany Webb (1-for-2) and Kelly Troglin (1-for-3) also recorded hits in the contest.

Stephanie Etter led the Eagles with three RBI to go along with two hits.

Kelly Troglin was tagged with the loss while Kelcey McMurray earned with win for MSU.

Tennessee State had four hits and five errors in the game while Morehead State recorded 13 hits and one error.

Game Two

The Tigers played better in the second game of the doubleheader but came up on the short end of a, 12-4, decision.

Freshman Olivia Gamache tallied two strikeouts and gave up five walks in the losing effort. Three pitchers saw action in the circle for MSU with the win going to Kelcey McMurray.

Tedra Alford (2-for3) hit two homeruns in the game, extending her season total to four, while Shanika Johnson (2-for-2) also registered a homerun in the contest. Jasmine Brimm went 2-for-3 while Brittany Webb also tallied a hit.

The Tigers got on the board early after Tedra Alford hit a solo homerun to left field in the first inning. TSU increased its lead to, 4-0, behind three runs in the top of the third.

Back-to-back homers from Shanika Johnson and Alford put TSU up, 3-0, before Jasmine Brimm doubled and later scored on a single by Brittany Webb to make the score, 4-0, in favor of the Tigers.

MSU answered in the bottom of the third with four runs behind five hits and one TSU error to tie the game at 4-all.

TSU had a chance to add to its lead in the top of the fourth after loading the bases with only one out but the Tigers were unable to capitalize and left three runners stranded on base.

In the meantime, the Eagles used another 4-spot in the bottom of the fourth to go on top, 8-4. The Eagles then stretched their advantage to, 12-4, after posting four more runs in the fifth inning.

TSU finished the game with seven hits and two errors wile MSU had 12 hits and two miscues.

TSU will face Morehead in the series finale, Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.