Softball skid extends to six
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Memphis, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University softball team fell to Memphis, 7-2, in game one before dropping an, 8-0, decision in the second game of the double header.

Tennessee State (10-36) dropped its sixth straight while Memphis improved to 27-10 overall.

Game One

Freshman Olivia Gamache was charged with loss while Kelly Troglin also saw action in the circle for TSU. Lauren Carley earned the win for Memphis.

Ashley Haynes (2-for-3) led TSU offensively with two hits and one RBI while Heather Mott paced the Memphis offense with three hits and three RBI.

Memphis took a, 3-0, lead after scoring a run in the first inning and another two in the second.

TSU answered in the top of the fourth with a couple runs after Brittany Webb and Jalisa Bradley crossed the plate to pull TSU to within one, 3-2.

In the bottom of the frame, however, Memphis used five hits to post four runs and increased its advantage up to, 7-2.

Kelly Troglin came in to pitch for Gamache and kept the Memphis offense in check in the sixth and seventh innings but the Tigers were unable to overcome the deficit.

Tennessee State finished the game with five hits and one error while Memphis tallied 12 hits and no errors.

Game Two

Susie Burke got the start for the Tigers in the circle in game two. Burke managed to keep Memphis scoreless through the first couple of innings but a four-spot in the third inning made the score, 4-0.

Memphis posted another four runs in the bottom of the fifth to make the final score, 8-0.

UofM pitcher Carley Hummel threw a no-hitter in the contest and improved to 15-4 on the season.

The Tigers return to OVC action this weekend on the road with a three-game series at Morehead State University.