Tigers Fall to Southeast Missouri, 12-4, in Resumed Game
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State and Southeast Missouri waited 19 days to resume their Ohio Valley Conference game, which was halted due to lightning and rain on Apr. 3. The Redhawks walked away with a 12-4 victory on Thursday evening at Tiger Field.
The game resumed with one out and runners on first and second in the top of the second inning with Southeast Missouri leading 6-1. The Redhawks wasted no time as they received back-to-back singles from Savanah Carpenter and Taylor McDanold to increase the lead to 8-1.
Before the half inning ended, Southeast Missouri (13-33, 7-11) had increased its lead to 10-1 as Meaghan Touchette delivered a two-run single to right.
Tennessee State (9-32, 2-18) would scratch a run in the third on a fielder’s choice by Lauren Dreitlein to plate Tayler Shimizu, who had reached on an infield single. Shimizu had moved to third on a ground out by Danica Gleason and a single by Courtney Gearlds.
The Tigers threatened in the fourth as they loaded the bases on hits by Kate Morris and Lindsey Burgess, as well as a walk by Kailey Richard. Redhawks pitcher Madeline Krumrey, who entered the game in the second inning, would record the final two outs to maintain the eight run advantage.
The Tigers would not be held down as they continued to put pressure on the fifth. Gearlds led off the inning on a fielding miscue by Krumrey and stole second on the next pitch. On the play, the throw from the catcher shot off the sophomore and into left, allowing her to advance to third.
Dreitlein notched her second RBI of the game as she drove home Gearlds on a double to left center. Dreitlein would score a batter later as Yates drove a ball into right, cutting the deficit to 10-4.
The run batted in for Yates was her second of the game, with her first coming two and a half weeks ago. The sophomore transfer notched a sacrifice fly in the first inning to drive home Gleason before the rainfall halted play.
The Redhawks would put the game away in the seventh with two runs, including a solo home run off the bat of catcher Riley Hayes.
Krumrey was credited with the win as she tossed the final six inning allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits and a walk. The hurler fanned four batters on the night and improved to 9-9.
Taylor Green (5-15) pitched the first five innings of the game and was tagged with the loss.
Freshman Amber Galyon worked the final two innings surrendering two runs on three hits and a walk.
The Tigers will face Morehead State in a three-game series beginning on Saturday. The first game is scheduled for 1:00pm at Tiger Field.