At #3 Auburn (DH) | Auburn, Ala.
Mar. 9 | 4:00/6:00 p.m.
Live Stats - Game 1 | Live Stats - Game 2
At Alabama State (DH) | Montgomery, Ala.
Mar. 10 | 3:00/5:00 p.m.
Vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (DH) | Nashville, Tenn.
Mar. 13 | 1:00/3:00 p.m. | Tiger Field
Tennessee State Game Notes
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- Tennessee State softball coach Tom Opdenbrouw begins his second season as the skipper of the Tigers.
- The Tigers dropped a game at Samford, 8-0 in five innings, before returning home to earn a split with Youngstown State (L, 13-2 5 inn; W, 7-5).
- Freshman Abi Stephens collected her first collegiate triple to go along with her third home run of the year.
- Stephens also has four doubles and is slugging .595
- Junior Courtney Gearlds collected four hits in the double header versus YSU and boosted her team leading average to .378.
- Gearlds also tops the Tigers with 14 runs scored and eight stolen bases.
Top Statistical Hitters:
Avg.:Courtney Gearlds .378
Runs: Courtney Gearlds 14
Hits: Courtney Gearlds 17
Doubles: Abi Stephens 4
Triples: Courtney Gearlds 2
Home Runs: Abi Stephens 3
RBI: Joselyn Yates 9
Stolen Bases: Courtney Gearlds 8
Scouting #3 Auburn (20-1)
2015 Record: 56-11
2015 Finish: 18-6
Series Record: 0-4
Last Time Played: 2013, L, 1-6
Last Win: 2008, NA
- Auburn is batting .393 as a team, averaging just under 12 runs a game.
- The Tigers have registered 46 doubles, nine triples and 32 home runs.
- Tiffany Howard and Kasey Cooper are each batting over .500 and are followed by Carlee Wallace and Victoria Draper who are above .400.
- Howard leads the way at .543 and tops AU with 29 runs, while collecting 20 RBI.
- Cooper provides the pop with team highs in doubles (10) and home runs (7), while hitting .518 with 28 runs and 31 RBI.
- Wallace is third best at .452 and has scored 16 times while driving in 17 runners on five doubles, two triples and two round trippers, while Draper has crossed the plate 19 times and is batting .413.
- The Tigers have used five separate pitchers who have ranged from 17 to 34 innings of work.
- The pitching staff boasts a 1.06 team ERA, while holding teams to a .175 batting average.
- Makayla Martin tops the unit with 34 innings pitched and has fanned 34 batters, compared to eight walks, and is 5-0 with a 0.41 ERA.
- Marcy Harper has compiled a 5-1 record with a1.89 ERA in 33.1 innings of work and has struck out 24.
- Kaylee Carlson and Lexi Davis are both 4-0 in 21 and 20 innings, respectively.
- Carlson has a 1.33 ERA with 18 punch outs, compared to Davis at 0.70 and15 strikeouts opposed to five walks.
- Rachael Walters rounds out the staff at 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA with 12 K’s and two walks in 17.2 innings.
Scouting Alabama State (7-14)
2015 Record: 21-33
2015 Finish: 11-6
Series Record: 9-2
Last Time Played: 2015, W, 8-4
Last Win: 2015, 8-4
- ASU is batting .296 as a team and has combined for 33 doubles and 11 home runs.
- Jenna Mae Thorne sits atop the ranks with a .400 average and has touched home 13 times and has driven in 10, while registering four doubles, a triple and a home run.
- Charlene Castro as left the yard four times in 2016 and has 12 RBI with a .333 average.
- Kendall Core provides more pop with four doubles and three dingers while hitting .297.
- In the circle, Maddie Phelps has attained half of the decisions for the Hornets and is 5-5 with a 3.33 ERA.
- Phelps has worked 63.0 innings and has 39 strike outs while surrendering 20 walks.
- The rest of the staff has teamed for a 2-9 record and 42 punch outs.
Scouting Arkansas-Pine Bluff (6-14)
2015 Record: 6-34
2015 Finish: 3-14
Series Record: 2-0
Last Time Played: 2014, W, 8-0
Last Win: 2014, 8-0
- Paige Garcia has emerged as the Lions top offensive threat batting .339 with five doubles, two home runs, 11 runs and 20 RBI.
- Tonnay Hawkins leads the squad at .346 and is just behind Garcia with nine runs scored.
- Hailey Forbes is the work horse for UAPB working 43.1 innings in eight starts and 12 appearances.
- Forbes is currently 2-5 with 20 strikeouts and a 7.11 ERA.