Nashville, Tenn. - The Tigers look to close out the home portion of the 2012 schedule with a twin bill on Wednesday evening versus Alabama A&M. Game one against the Bulldogs is set for 5:00 p.m., with game two beginning approximately 25 minutes following the conclusion of the opener. Tennessee State enters the final week of play with a 12-37 record, while AAMU comes in at 12-23.
Jennifer Givens continues to lead the Tigers with a .293 average and 33 stolen bases. Givens became the all-time TSU Single Season leader passing Jennifer Culberson who had the previous record of 32 set in 2009. Tedra Alford (.288) is tops on the Tigers roster for touching home plate 25 times and nine doubles, along with two long balls. Devin Amar is the top RBI producer on the squad with 16 while sharing the team high in triples with Alford at two apiece. Freshman Jordan Rehl has earned 23 free passes on the season, which is the third highest single season amount in TSU history.
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Alabama A&M (12-23)
2011 Record: 4-26
2011 Finish: 4-13
Series Record: 19-3
Last Time Played: 2010, Won 8-0
Last Win: 2010, 8-0
The Bulldogs come in hitting .237 as a team, but possess three batters above .300. Jasmine Riley tops AAMU at .352, 32 hits, ten doubles, and 15 walks. Raven Grubbs is batting .339, while Brianna Zeigler leads the speed game with 14 stolen bases and 17 runs scored, while hitting .303.
The pitching staff is headed by Anisa Britt at 8-11 and a 4.61 ERA. Britt has worked 134.2 innings and has two shutouts and 101 strikeouts. Cassandra Brown is second on the team with 77.2 innings worked. Brown is 4-9 with a 8.23 ERA.