Tigers held off on day two of tournament
Sunday, March 6, 2011

Deland, Fla. --- The Tennessee State University softball team dropped a 4-2 decision to Binghamton University before falling to Stetson, 3-0, in the evening game.

Game One

Tennessee State (6-14) struck first when Caitlin Eaton hit a solo homerun to give TSU a, 1-0, lead in the first inning.

Binghamton (2-1), however, answered in the bottom of the next frame with a solo homerun to even the score.

The Bearcats added to their lead in the third behind a two-run homerun. Another run in the fifth would make the BU advantage, 4-1, in the bottom of the fifth.

A walk, single and throwing error led to TSU getting runners on second and third with only one out in the top of the sixth. A ground out by Brittany Davis drove a run in for TSU but that would be the last time the Tigers would score.

Kelly Troglin (2-4) picked up her fourth loss of the season as she gave up seven hits, four runs and two walks. She also registered three strikeouts in the contest.

Tedra Alford went 2-of-4 at the plate for TSU while Caitlin Eaton (1-for-4), Ashley Haynes (1-for-2), Kelly Troglin (1-for-3) each tallied hits for the Tigers.

Tennessee State finished the game with five hits and one error while Binghamton recorded seven hits and two miscues. TSU left seven runners stranded on base while BU stranded six.

Game Two

The first four innings were quiet as neither team scored until Stetson (9-8) posted a couple of runs in the top of the fifth. The Hatters used three hits and a TSU error to take a, 2-0, lead.

Stetson added to its lead in the top of the sixth following a two-out solo homerun to right field.

The Tennessee State offense never picked up any momentum as the Tigers were held without a run in the contest. TSU threatened in the second inning with runners on second and third but eventually came up short.

Olivia Gomache (0-5) was charged with the loss as Jasmine Dunston (2-of-3) recorded two hits for TSU. Gomache allowed six hits, three runs and three walks while throwing three four strikeouts in the contest.

Tennessee State finished the game with two hits and one error while Stetson notched six hits and did not commit any errors.

The Tigers will conclude play at the Steston Invitational tomorrow with the consolation game against Elon at 10 a.m.