Games 32: Middle Tennessee
Date: Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018
Times: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Ball Park: Blue Raider Field
Live Stats: Sidearmstats
The Tigers went 0-4 in the first weekend of Ohio Valley Conference play. TSU dropped a pair of games to SIUE and Eastern Illinois. The Big Blue will step out of conference play for a single game at Middle Tennessee on Tuesday, Mar. 27. The game has been moved up a day due to potential weather issues on Wednesday. Sarah Snell tops the Tigers offense with 23 hits, 11 runs, 17 walks, a .284 average and a .412 on base percentage. Snell shares the lead with seven RBI and 11 stolen bases. Tori Hart is coming off a double header in which she tossed all 14 innings. Hart has amassed a 4.71 ERA in 55.0 innings of work. Lauren Powell has been the Tigers workhorse, tossing 82.2 innings this season with 53 strikeouts and a 5.17 ERA.
Top Statistical Tigers (at least 1.5 Plate Appearances Per Game):
Avg.: Sarah Snell - .284
Runs: Sarah Snell - 11
Hits: Sarah Snell - 23
Doubles: Erica O'Kane - 6
Triples: Kasey Cox, Maddison Clark, Kierra Ware - 1
Home Runs: Erica O'Kane, Reese Weber - 2
RBI: Katie Schneider, Reese Weber, Kasey Cox, Sarah Snell, Maddison Clark - 7
Stolen Bases: Sarah Snell, Tassy Lyles - 11
Walks: Sarah Snell - 17
On Base Percentage - Sarah Snell - .412
Slugging Percentage - Reese Weber - .367
ERA: Tori Hart - 4.71
Wins: Lauren Powell - 2
Innings Pitched: Lauren Powell - 82.2
Strikeouts: Lauren Powell - 53
Middle Tennessee (22-10)
The Blue Raiders are batting .311 as a team and are led by five batters over .300, two of which are hitting above .400. Summer Burgess leads MT with 43 hits in 106 at bats for a .406 batting average. Burgess has been a standout with team highs in runs (22), walks (13) and stolen bases (14). Lexi Cushing follows at .400 (30-for-75) and has been the biggest run producer, leading with nine doubles, seven home runs and 26 RBI. MT has relied on three pitchers to handle the majority of the pitching duties. Cori Jennings and Amber Baldwin have appeared in 18 games, while Gretchen Greer has seen action in 16 games. Jennings has emerged as the ace of the staff holding opponents to a .215 average, compiling a 1.88 ERA and is 10-5 with a save, Jennings has struck out 58 batters in 82.0 innings. Baldwin is 7-3 on the season with a 2.30 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 64.0 innings. Greer has earned a 4-2 record and 40 punch outs in 49.1 innings of work to go along with a 2.79 ERA.