February 12, 201612345RHE
Miss. Valley State01010263
Tennessee State0271X1063
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: WOODARD (1-0) 3.041111
Loss: Rebekah Clinton (0-1) 2.036651
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Ane Pahulu (MVSU) 312000
GEARLDS (TSU) 312400
February 12, 201612345RHE
Tennessee State00000010
SE Louisiana330028111
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Pigniolo (1-0) 5.010043
Loss: POWELL (0-1) 2.086631
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
GEARLDS (TSU) 101010
Lacour (SLU) 322000
Nichols (SLU) 322000
Sather (SLU) 312400
February 13, 20161234567RHE
Buffalo12030017100
Tennessee State1000000132
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: SMITH (1-1) 6.031117
Loss: WOODARD (1-1) 2.033220
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
NORCIO (UB) 423110
STEPHENS (TSU) 211111
GLEASON (TSU) 201000
CLARK (TSU) 201000
February 13, 201612345RHE
Nicholls State2133413170
Tennessee State00400462
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Landry (2-0) 2.110002
Loss: POWELL (0-2) 2.053320
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Gianelloni (NICH) 424300
WOODARD (TSU) 202200
February 14, 20161234567RHE
Tennessee State0000010154
SE Louisiana010301X560
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Bishop (3-0) 5.010003
Loss: WOODARD (1-2) 6.065410
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
GEARLDS (TSU) 211000
STEPHENS (TSU) 301100
COLEGROVE (TSU) 301000
WOODARD (TSU) 301000
TRICE (TSU) 101000
Truxillo (SLU) 322200
Gutierrez (SLU) 202200
Tigers Open Season at Lion Classic
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Tigers Open Season at Lion Classic

Lion Classic | Hammond, La.
Feb. 12-14

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Audio:
Games can be heard on tsutigers.com
The Schedule:
Friday, Feb. 12
TSU vs. Mississippi Valley State - 3:30 p.m.
TSU at Southeastern Louisiana - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13
TSU vs. Buffalo - 10:00 a.m.
TSU vs. Nicholls State - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 14
TSU at Southeastern Louisiana - 11:00 a.m.

2015 Tigers: Softball coach Tom Opdenbrouw begins his second season as the skipper of the Tigers after finishing 11-37 in 2015. This marks the first time in school history that TSU has played in the Southeastern Louisiana Lion Classic. It is the second consecutive year the Tigers have opened the season in Louisiana after playing in the ULL Louisiana Classic and the LSU Tiger Classic a season ago. Six players who started at least 38 games last year return, including Lindsey Burgess, Courtney Gearlds, Danica Gleason and Joselyn Yates who all played in all 48 games. TSU boasts 14 newcomers - 11 freshmen and three transfers.

Top Statistical Returners (2015 Team Standing):
Avg.: Joselynn Yates (2) - .301
Runs: Lindsey Burgess (1) - 29
Hits: Courtney Gearlds (1) - 43
Doubles: Lauren Dreitlein (3) - 7
Triples: Courtney Gearlds (1) - 4
Home Runs: Lindsey Burgess (1) - 8
RBI: Lindsey Burgess (1) - 23
Stolen Bases: Courtney Gearlds (1) - 17

Scouting Mississippi Valley State (0-0)
2015 Record: 38-17
Conference: SWAC
2015 Finish: 9-9
Series Record: 2-2
Last Time Played: 2015, Lost 7-8
Last Win: 2013, 5-4

The Devilettes return four of their five top hitters led by Ane Pahulu who batted .370 with seven doubles, four home runs and 18 RBI. Deja Talton offered support batting .252 while registering 10 doubles, seven dingers and 28 RBI. In the circle, Rebekah Clinton finished 4-3 with two saves, tossing 94.0 of the teams 299.1 innings.

Scouting Southeastern Louisiana (0-0)
2015 Record: 22-30
Conference: Southland
2015 Finish: 15-10
Series Record: 0-4
Last Time Played: 1999, Lost 6-18
Last Win: NA

Southeastern returns two of the top three hitters from last year’s squad which hit .299 as a team. Katie Lacour led the Lions with a .484 batting average, recording 89 hits in 184 at bats, while scoring 46 runs and a .527 on base percentage. Kinsey Nichols batted .340, scoring 39 times while recording three doubles, seven triples and four home runs. Providing a power threat, Amber Sather (.286), finished with six doubles, seven home runs and led the team with 43 walks for a .491 OBP. Taylor Bishop earned a 3.11 ERA, finishing 14-9 in 29 appearances, 19 starts, while tossing151.0 innings.

Scouting Buffalo (0-0)
2015 Record: 13-37
Conference: Mid-American
2015 Finish: 5-15
Series Record: First Meeting
Last Time Played: NA
Last Win: NA

Buffalo brings back six of their starting nine from 2015 return. Savanna Norcio topped the Bulls batting .343, with 25 runs, eight doubles, 17 RBI, 26 walks and a .444 OBP. Ashton Earnhardt (.299) added 17 runs, six doubles and was second on team in walks (12) for a .375 OBP. Charlotte Miller worked in 100.1 of Buffalo’s 319.1 innings, earning an 4-11 record in 30 appearances.

Scouting Nicholls State (0-0)
2015 Record: 26-22
Conference: Southland
2015 Finish: 12-14
Series Record: First Meeting
Last Time Played: NA
Last Win: NA

The Colonels return their top eight hitters from last season’s team, which batted .302. Five NSU players hit over .300, while three others finished above .275. The "elite eight" swiped 51 of the teams 58 bases. Payton Gremillion tops the list hitting .362 with 30 runs, five doubles and nine stolen bases. Brooke Morris followed with a .358 average, 33 runs and eight stolen bases. The Colonels top three pitchers return and tossed 315.0 of the teams 316.2 innings in 2015. Hannah Haydel led the staff with a 13-10 record, a 2.94 ERA, two saves and 109 strikeouts in 152.1 innings. Jackie Johnson finished 7-9 in 23 appearances, 16 starts, two saves and fanned 74 batters in 94.1 innings. Taylor Hastings added a 6-3 record and two saves in 21 app, 10 starts, and 63.2 innings of work.


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