Sensing Long Ball Not Enough for Tigers
Edwardsville, Ill. – The error bug got the best of Tennessee State as they dropped a pair of Ohio Valley Conference games to SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday afternoon. Game one ended 8-0 in five innings, while game two finished 8-1. TSU is now 11-25, 2-8 in the OVC, while SIUE improved to 25-8, 9-2 in conference.
Freshman Audrey Sensing delivered the only highlight of the day for the Tigers with a solo home run. Sensing hit her third long ball of the season to lead off the fourth inning in game two.
In game one, the Cougars used two Tiger errors to score eight runs in the third inning. Shea Morris (7-13) allowed five hits on the day and issued three walks, all coming in the third, while fanning just one batter. Morris was perfect in her other three innings of work and was only tagged for one earned run.
TSU could only manage three hits in the five-inning game off SIUE starter Haley Chambers (14-2). Kiarra Freeman and Audrey Sensing started the fourth inning with back-to-back singles, but were stranded to end the inning. Kate Morris earned the final hit to leadoff the fifth.
In game two, the Cougars once again used Tiger miscues to score eight runs. TSU found themselves down 3-0 after the first inning as two errors led to the runs, all unearned. The third was much of the same as Gamache looked to be out of a bases loaded jam and allowing just one run. But an error extended the inning as five more Cougar runners touched home plate.
Gamache (4-12) recorded four strikeouts and gave up just one earned run. The junior hurler scattered nine hits and walked just two batters.
Brianna Roberts finished game two 2-for-2 at the plate. Jennifer Givens joined Roberts and Sensing as the only Tigers to pick up hits in the nightcap.
The Tigers travel to Charleston for a doubleheader against Eastern Illinois. First game begins at 12:00 pm and can be seen on the OVCsports.com.