Tigers Fall in Extra Innings, Despite Burgess Home Run
RICHMOND, Ky. – A one out home run by Lindsey Burgess in the seventh inning gave Tennessee State a chance to disrupt a sweep at the hands of Eastern Kentucky on Sunday afternoon. But the Colonels needed just one extra frame to secure a 2-1 win over TSU.
Starter Taylor Green held the Colonels in check surrendering just two hits through the first four innings. The junior ran into trouble in the fifth as she issued a one out walk and hit a batter with two outs. Senior Katie Tackett would make her pay with a single up the middle, plating the first run of the game.
Leanna Pittsenbarger looked to have everything in control as she entered the seventh allowing four hits through the first six. Lindsey Burgess would end the shutout bid for the junior pitcher as she deposited a 2-2 pitch over the left field fence to tie the game at 1-1. The blast was the second in as many days and the seventh of the season.
EKU took advantage of a hit by pitch and a stolen base, setting up a two out RBI single by Johnkyria Alston, giving the home team the victory and the series sweep.
Taylor Green dropped to 5-12 as she allowed two runs on five hits and five walks, while striking out three.
TSU is now 9-28 after the weekend and 2-14 in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Colonels improved to 8-6 in conference and 18-22 overall.
The Tigers will stop out of conference to take on Western Kentucky in a double header on Wednesday, Apr. 15. Game one in Bowling Green is set for a 5:00pm start.