NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rain fall and lightning effected play on Friday as Tennessee State hosted Southeast Missouri at Tiger Field. The games moved up twice from the originally scheduled start time, only to move back one time period.
The Tigers and Redhawks could only manage to get one game in the books, a 7-2 win for Southeast Missouri, before the weather caused the suspension of the night cap, with the visitors holding on to a 6-1 lead in the top of the second inning.
The two teams are looking for verification and a date for the potential restart of the series finale.
TSU (9-22, 2-9) opened the scoring in the second inning as Joselynn Yates crossed home plate on a sacrifice fly by freshman Carionna Hassell.
SEMO (7-18, 3-7) wasted no time getting even as they picked up a run in the next half inning.
Trailing 3-1 in the fifth, Yates made her presence felt again. The sophomore transfer delivered an RBI single to right center to plate Danica Gleason. That would be as close as the Tigers would get as the Redhawks were able to add a pair of runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
Amber Galyon (2-9) was tagged with the loss in a complete game outing. The freshman hurler fanned a career high five batters as she was touched for seven runs, four earned on 12 hits and three walks.
TSU will welcome UT Martin for a double header on Saturday. The first game is scheduled for 1:00pm and can be heard on tsutigers.com.
An Easter Egg hunt open to the public will take place in between games.