March 04, 201612345RHE
Tennessee State00000050
Samford003238100
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Jessica Stone (4-2) 5.050013
Loss: WOODARD (1-7) 3.043301
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
STEPHENS (TSU) 201000
YATES (TSU) 201000
WOODARD (TSU) 201000
HASSELL (TSU) 101000
ENNIS (TSU) 201000
Kelsey Royalty (SAM) 312101
Caitlin Bice (SAM) 222101
Lexi Higgins (SAM) 212201
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Youngstown State7510013112
Tennessee State00101263
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: MINNEY (6-2) 5.062114
Loss: POWELL (2-3) 0.047630
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
MOFFATT (YSU) 412100
CASTIGLIONE (YSU) 232010
LACATENA (YSU) 322401
MIKOVICH (YSU) 322100
GLEASON (TSU) 302100
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Youngstown State01010035100
Tennessee State322000X790
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: POWELL (3-3) 3.233331
Loss: GEANANGEL (1-5) 2.066620
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
DOWD (YSU) 302100
CASTIGLIONE (YSU) 312110
LUCAS (YSU) 212010
GEARLDS (TSU) 313010
Tigers Travel to Samford, Return Home to Host Youngstown State
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Tigers Travel to Samford, Return Home to Host Youngstown State

At Samford | Birmingham, Ala.
Mar. 4 | 4:00 p.m.

vs. Youngstown State (DH) | Nashville, Tenn.
Mar. 6 | Tiger Field

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2016 Tigers: Last time out the Tigers (4-10) split a pair of games as they hosted the Tiger Invitational. TSU earned a pair of wins over Southern, while dropping two games to Loyola. Freshman Abi Stephens recorded the first single of her collegiate career during her 31st at bat. Previously, Stephens recorded six extra base hits - four doubles and two home runs. Lindsey Burgess led the Tigers on the week batting .583 (7-for-12) with a double and a home run. The blast propelled the Tigers to an 8-6 win in the final game of the weekend and her efforts earned her the adidas OVC Player of the Week award. The dinger was the 16th over her career, which is good for second on the TSU Career Home Run list. Freshman pitcher Erica O’Kane claimed her first collegiate win as she finished the Invitational with a 1.31 ERA in 10.2 innings of work.

Top Statistical Hitters:
Avg.: Lindsey Burgess .400
Runs: Courtney Gearlds 12
Hits: Courtney Gearlds 13
Doubles: Abi Stephens 4
Triples: Courtney Gearlds 2
Home Runs: Abi Stephens 2
RBI: Joselyn Yates 7
Stolen Bases: Courtney Gearlds 7


Scouting Samford (8-6)
2015 Record: 33-22
Conference: Southern
2015 Finish: 11-7
Series Record: 4-15
Last Time Played: 2014, L, 3-4
Last Win: 2008, 7-2

Samford is off to an explosive start offensively, hitting .277 with 15 doubles, seven triples and 13 home runs. Callie Brister tops the Bulldogs attack at .366 (15-for-41) with 10 runs, two home runs and eight RBI. Hannah Trombley has provided the power with four doubles, five home runs and 18 RBI, while going 12-for-34 (.353). On the base paths, Shelby Maze (.283) leads the team with five stolen bases to go along with three doubles and a home run.

Mollie Hanson and Jessica Stone have handled a majority of the duties in the circle. Hanson is 5-3 with a 2.19 ERA and has seven complete games, including a shutout win over Wright State. Stone has worked 35.1 innings, opposed to 49.1 by Hanson, and is 3-2 with a 2.29 ERA.

Scouting Youngstown State (3-3)
2015 Record: 18-31
Conference: Horizon
2015 Finish: 7-13
Series Record: 0-1
Last Time Played: 2014, L, 0-1

The Penguins will play four games at the Lipscomb Tournament on Friday and Saturday before coming over to Tiger Field. Heading into the weekend, YSU is batting .284 as a team and boast four batters hitting over .300, including Alex Gibson and Sarah Dowd who are well over .400 on the season. Gibson leads the way at .440 (11-for-25) and has amassed eight runs, two doubles, a triple and four RBI. Dowd (.429) tops the team with three home runs and 10 runs batted in, to go along with two double, a triple and six walks.

In the circle, YSU relies on Caitlyn Minney and Paige Geanangel who have combined for 46.1 innings of the teams’ 51.1 total frames. Minney is 4-1 and has fanned 23 batters in her 29.1 innings, while Geanangel comes in at 0-3 with a save.


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