March 25, 20181234567RHE
Eastern Illinois20101026120
Tennessee State1000000123
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: WIREMAN (10-4) 7.021047
Loss: HART (0-5) 7.0126420
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
BURTON (EIU) 414300
LYLES (TSU) 211000
AKERS (TSU) 301000
March 25, 20181234567RHE
Eastern Illinois0200030571
Tennessee State0000100145
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: ROGERS (11-3) 7.041107
Loss: HART (0-6) 7.075123
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
BURTON (EIU) 322010
LYLES (TSU) 411000
CLARK (TSU) 201100
SNELL (TSU) 301000
WEBER (TSU) 301000
Hart's Effort Not Enough as Tigers Drop Two to Eastern Illinois
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Hart's Effort Not Enough as Tigers Drop Two to Eastern Illinois

GAME 30: Eastern Illinois 7, Tennessee State 1
GAME 31:
Eastern Illinois 5, Tennessee State 1
RECORDS:
TSU (3-28, 0-4), EIU (24-8, 4-0)
FIELD: Tiger Field
LOCATION: Nashville, Tenn.
WEATHER: Cloudy, 48

NASHVILLE --- Tori Hart gave a courageous effort tossing both ends of a double header against Eastern Illinois on Sunday afternoon at Tiger Field. Hart worked all 14 innings throwing 239 pitches on the day as the Tigers fell 6-1 and 5-1 to the Panthers.

Hart continued to get stronger through the day as she walked four batters through both contests and fanned three. The sophomore improved her strike efficiency from 59 percent in game one to 69 percent in game two.

Tassy Lyles scored both of TSUs runs on the day and was the only Tiger to collect a hit in each game. Lyles and Maddison Clark registered their second doubles of the season, with Clark driving in Lyles with her two-bagger in the back end of the double dip.

TSU will leave the friendly confines of Tiger Field as they begin an 11-game road trip. The Big Blue returns home on Saturday, Apr. 21, for an Ohio Valley Conference double header against Murray State.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • The Tigers were held to six hits on the day.
  • Tassy Lyles picked up a hit in each game.
  • Lyles hit her second double in as many days.
  • Patton Akers joined Lyles as the only Tigers to record a hit in the opener.
  • Sarah Snell drove in Lyles on a sacrifice fly.
  • Maddison Clark, Snell and Reese Weber picked up hits in the night cap.
  • Clark knocked her second double of the season as she drove in Lyles.
  • Tori Hart worked all 14 innings on the day, surrendering five earned runs.
  • The two losses moved Hart to 0-6 on the season.
  • Lyles and Snell both stole their 11th base of the season.

vs. GAME 1

  • EIU opened the scoring with two unearned runs in the first.
  • The Tigers with a run in the bottom half of the opening frame.
  • Tassy Lyles led off with a double down the left field line.
  • The freshman lifted a ball down the line that just evaded the reach of the Panthers shortstop.
  • Lyles advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on a line drive sacrifice fly to center off the bat of Sarah Snell.
  • EIU extended their lead with a run in the third, a run in the fifth and two in the seventh.
  • TSU threatened in the third as Patton Akers led off with a single to center and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Lyles.
  • Akers moved to third as she tagged and advanced when third was vacated on a foul out by Maddison Clark.
  • Sarah Snell walked to put runners on the corner for the Tigers.
  • Reese Weber hammered the first pitch she saw to deep center, but EIUs Kayla Bear charged it down with an over the shoulder catch.
  • The Tigers would put runners on base in five of the seven innings.

vs. GAME 2

  • EIU took the early lead with two unearned runs in the second inning.
  • Sarah Snell tried to give the Tigers a spark as she opened the fourth with a single and a stolen base.
  • Reese Weber followed with a base hit to give TSU a pair of runners in scoring position.
  • TSU was unable to push either runner across keeping the score at 2-0.
  • The Tigers did get on the scoreboard an inning later as Maddison Clark doubled down the left field line to plate Tassy Lyles, cutting the lead in half, 2-1.
  • Lyles started a two-out rally with a single and moved up 60 feet with a stolen base.
  • Clark was hit by a pitch, but was not awarded the base, one pitch before the RBI double.
  • EIU answered with three runs, two unearned, in their next at bat to take a 5-1 lead.
  • The Tigers would go down in order over the next two innings.

UP NEXT

The Tigers travel to Morehead, Ky. to continue Ohio Valley Conference Play on Friday, Mar. 30. TSU will square off with Morehead State in a double header beginning at 1:00 p.m.

NOTES

  • The Tigers wore their all white uniforms with the blue stirups with horizontal red and white stripes

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