Tigers return home for series against EKU
Friday, April 1, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University softball team will host Eastern Kentucky this weekend in a three-game series at Tiger Field.

The Tigers (8-28, 2-10 OVC) will be returning to their home field to face the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (19-12, 6-6 OVC). The series will start on Saturday, April 2, and continue through Sunday, April 3. Action will begin Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with game two starting at 3:00p.m. On Sunday, the Tigers and Colonels will conclude the series at 1:00 p.m.

The Tigers recently broke a 10-game losing streak by defeating Austin Peay in the first game of their doubleheader Thursday. In the 1-0 defeat of the Govs, Cailtin Eaton dished out a one-hitter, while the sole run for TSU came off the bat of Jalisa Bradley as she recorded the only run of the game and her third homerun of the season to lead TSU to the 1-0 victory. The Tigers dropped the second game of the doubleheader as they struggled at the plate, posting only four hits, and fell 8-0 to the Govs.

Eastern Kentucky recently split a doubleheader with Morehead state in an impressive offensive battle. The teams combined for 51 runs in the two games as EKU took game one by a score of 12-10, before MSU captured the second game 18-11. EKU has been very impressive at the plate this season as they have six players batting above .300, while as a team they bat .301. This has allowed them to outscore their opponents 188 to 152. EKU has also been able to hit for power as they have recorded 25 homeruns this year. Pitching is the weak point for EKU as they give up 4.07 runs per game.

Caitlin Eaton has been leading the Tigers at the plate, batting .337, with 32 hits and three homeruns, putting her in a tie for first on the team in the homerun category with Jalisa Bradley and Brittany Webb . In addition to solid performance on the hill. Eaton (5-11) recently picked up her fifth win of the season while pitching a one hit shut-out against Austin Peay. Tedra Alford (.330) has a team best 35 hits and is ranked in the OVC in doubles.

Overall, TSU has a .238 batting average and a 5.86 ERA.

Live stats will be available for all games on tsutigers.com.