Games 18: vs. Memphis
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018
Times: 4:00 p.m. CT
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Ball Park: Tiger Field
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
2017: 12-37, 2-19
The Tigers secured their first two wins of the season with a 7-5 win over Drexel and a 9-0 run rule victory over Cornell. TSU finished 2-3 on the weekend at the Hatter Classic, hosted by Stetson, in DeLand, Fla. The Tigers look to continue pick up where they left off in a home contest against Memphis on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Tiger Field. Sophomore corner infielder Megan Huppee was forced into the circle due to injuries and was named to the all-Hatter Classic team for her efforts. Huppee pitched for the first time in five years and registered the first win of the season for TSU. Lauren Powell earned the second win for the Tigers as she blanked the Big Red, allowing just five hits. The shutout was the first of her career.
Offensively, three Tigers batted .500 over the three day tournament. Kierra Ware joined Huppee on the all-Tournament team as she went 4-for-8 at the plate with two walks for a .600 on base percentage. Ware hit her first career a triple, while scoring three runs and stealing three bases. The outfielder also made a defensive gem as she charged a hard, sinking line drive, before laying out for the diving catch. Katie Schneider had six knocks on the weekend in 12 at bats and collected two walks to post a .571 on base percentage. The freshman collected hits in four of the five games and recorded multiple hit games in the Tigers two wins. Schneider hit two doubles, drove in three and crossed home plate four times. Reese Weber, like Ware, went 4-for-8 at the dish. Weber added a double against Cornell.
Top Statistical Tigers (at least 1.5 Plate Appearances Per Game):
Avg.: Katie Schneider - .344
Runs: Kierra Ware - 7
Hits: Sarah Snell - 12
Doubles: Kasey Cox, Katie Schneider - 4
Triples: Kasey Cox, Maddison Clark, Kierra Ware - 1
Home Runs: Erica O'Kane - 2
RBI: Erica O'Kane, Katie Schneider, Sarah Snell - 5
Stolen Bases: Patton Akers, Kierra Ware - 5
Walks: Sarah Snell - 8
On Base Percentage - Reese Weber - .414
ERA: Lauren Powell - 6.37
Wins: Megan Huppee, Lauren Powell - 1
Innings Pitched: Lauren Powell - 51.2
Strikeouts: Lauren Powell - 35
2017 Record: 29-27,7-11 (American)
Memphis is batting .318 as a team with 11 doubles, 13 triples and eight home runs. Kyler Trosclair Klatt leads the charge hitting .446 (25-for-56) with 11 runs, a double, seven triples and 16 RBI. Baylee Smith has notched 14 hits in 33 at bats for a .424, giving the Tigers two batters above .400. Delaney Smith follows at .378 and provides the speed as she leads the team in runs (14) and stolen bases (14). Brooke Lee has provided the power with eight home runs and is second, behind Klatt, with 13 RBI. In the circle, Molly Smith has appeared in 11 of the Tigers 16 games, starting 10. During her time in the circle she has amassed a 6-2 record with three shutouts and combined for another. Smith has also recorded a save and has posted a 1.02 ERA with 59 strikeouts, opposed to 14 walks, in 62.0 innings. Mariah Nichols gives the Tigers a 1-2 punch in the circle, as she has compiled a 4-2 record with a 0.99 ERA and 26 punch outs, against nine walks, in 35.1 innings of work.