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Win: HUPPEE (1-0) 7.085480
Loss: Daly (1-2) 5.285111
SNELL (TSU) 412110
AKERS (TSU) 312010
Kent (DREXEL) 302010
Walker (DREXEL) 412301
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Win: PERKINS (3-6) 5.041115
Loss: SCHNEIDER (0-1) 3.09131360
WEBER (TSU) 301100
LYLES (TSU) 201000
WARE (TSU) 211000
SMITH (STET) 332110
FRITTS (STET) 222711
Huppee's Performance Propels Tigers to Split on Day Two of Hatters Classic
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Huppee's Performance Propels Tigers to Split on Day Two of Hatters Classic


GAME 15: Tennessee State 7, Drexel 5
GAME 16: Stetson 13, Tennessee State 1 (5 inn)
TSU (1-15), Drexel (3-5-1), Stetson (10-8)
FIELD: Patricia Wilson Field
LOCATION: DeLand, Fla.
WEATHER: Sunny, 68

DeLAND, Fla. --- Sophomore corner infielder Megan Huppee took the ball on and stepped into the circle on Saturday afternoon at the Hatter Classic. Huppee gave a courageous performance tossing 125 pitches and walked away with the Tigers first win of the season. The Tigers used the 7-5 victory over Drexel to earn a split on day two of the three day tournament. Stetson handed TSU a 13-1, five-inning, setback in the night cap.

Huppee pitched to two batters in the final game on Friday evening against Stetson, which marked the first appearance in the circle since her freshman year of high school. The hurler scattered eight hits and eight walks as she put the Tigers in the win column for the first time in 2018. The win also gave Andrea Browning her first win as a collegiate head coach.

The Tigers exploded offensively late in the game as they scored multiple runs in each of the final three innings. Sarah Snell, Katie Schneider and Patton Akers all recorded two hits in the contest, while Tassy Lyles and Kierra Ware each drove in a pair of runs.

The back end of the double dip belonged to Stetson, as they scored multiple runs in each of the final three innings. Huppee started the game and tossed a scoreless first inning before making way for Katie Schneider. The freshman hurler struggled early before settling in, but to no avail as the Hatters picked up their second win over the Big Blue in as many nights.


  • The bottom third of the lineup in game one (Patton Akers, Tassy Lyles and Kierra Ware) combined to go 4-for-8 with three walks, three runs and four RBI.
  • Tigers collected nine hits in the game.
  • Sarah Snell, Katie Schneider and Akers all finished with two hits.
  • Reese Weber, Lyles and Ware joined the hit parade.
  • Weber, Schneider, Lyles and Ware all recorded hits in the night cap.
  • The Tigers swiped seven bases on the day.
  • Lyles stole four bags, Ware had two and Akers snagged the final base.
  • Schneider hit her third double of the season.
  • The Tigers matched their season high in runs scored with seven versus Drexel.
  • TSU tallied seven runs in a loss versus Indiana State on Feb. 17.


  • The Tigers tried to open fast as Sarah Snell led off the game with a single and moved to second and third on back-to-back ground outs.
  • TSU could not bring Snell home and would not challenge until the fifth.
  • Drexel jumped ahead with a run in the fourth.
  • The Dragons looked to add on to the lead, but the rally was halted as second baseman Kasey Cox made a diving catch on a line drive that was ticketed for right center to save runs.
  • The bottom part of the lineup sparked the offense as the seven-hole hitter, Patton Akers, opened with a bunt single and moved to second on a passed ball.
  • Tassy Lyles continued the pressure by reaching on an error, which moved Akers to third.
  • TSU pulled off a double steal to get on the board as Lyles swiped second, allowing Akers to scamper home.
  • Snell delivered a single down the left field line which chased home Lyles, giving TSU their first lead of the game at 2-1.
  • The inning continued as Reese Weber notched a pinch hit single and Katie Schneider ripped an RBI double to right center allowing Snell to scores, giving TSU a 3-1 advantage.
  • After Drexel cut to within one run, the Tigers responded as Lyles recorded her first collegiate hit which plated pinch runner Ariel Johnson, who was running in favor of Emma Colegrove.
  • After Lyles stole her third base of the game, Kierra Ware picked up her first hit of the year, bringing home Lyles making the score, 5-2.
  • In the seventh, TSU added a pair of insurance runs, courtesy of Lyles and Ware.
  • The Tigers took advantage of a Dragons miscue, allowing Weber to reach before a Katie Schneider walk.
  • TSU extended its lead to 7-2 as Lyles and Ware earned consecutive bases loaded walk.
  • Drexel inched closer with a three-run home run in the seventh, but Hupp was able to close the door for the win.


  • Megan Huppee tossed a scoreless first inning after getting the leadoff batter looking on strikes, before allowing two base runners.
  • Huppee was able to escape the frame unscathed.
  • In the second inning, Katie Schneider led off with a single up the middle and moved to second as Emma Colegrove reaches on an error as she laid down a sacrifice bunt.
  • The Tigers were unable to score which sparked a six run inning for the Hatters against reliever Katie Schneider.
  • Kierra Ware opened the third inning with a bunt Single and a stolen base.
  • Reese Weber dropped a 0-2 pitch just inside the right field line allowing Ware to score from second, putting the Tigers on the board.
  • TSU would not threaten again as Stetson scored five runs in the third and two in the fourth.

The Tigers will close out the Hatter Classic on Sunday afternoon with a 12:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. CT game with Cornell.


  • The Tigers wore the white tops with blue stripes, white pants and blue socks
  • Megan Huppee earned a win in her first collegiate start
  • Huppee is the first Tiger to win in their first start as a Tiger since 2/8/15 when Taylor Green defeated Memphis, 4-1
  • Huppee becomes the first Tiger to win their first collegiate start since Shea Morris earned a victory over South Carolina, 4-2, 2/10/12