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Morehead State030210X691
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: MCMANAWAY (12-3) 7.0200115
Loss: HART (0-7) 6.096322
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
LYLES (TSU) 202010
BARRETT (MOR) 333201
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Tennessee State0000010140
Morehead State000200X270
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: RAGER (5-5) 6.041125
Loss: POWELL (2-15) 6.072231
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
SNELL (TSU) 211010
WEBER (TSU) 301000
LYLES (TSU) 201000
O'KANE (TSU) 201010
BARRETT (MOR) 212010
LEIGHTON (MOR) 302100
Heartbreaking Loss Leads to Sweep at Morehead State
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Heartbreaking Loss Leads to Sweep at Morehead State

GAME 33: Morehead State 6, Tennessee State 0
GAME 34
: Morehead State 2, Tennessee State 1
RECORDS: TSU (3-31, 0-6), MSU (18-8, 2-2)
FIELD: University Field
LOCATION: Morehead, Ky.
WEATHER: Sunny, 53

MOREHEAD, Ky. --- Tennessee State had the game tying run 60 feet away in game two before hitting into a double play to suffer a heartbreaking loss at Morehead State on Saturday. The twin killing on a popped up squeeze attempt led to a 2-1 defeat after the Tigers lost 6-1 in the opener

The Tigers fell behind 2-0 in game two but fought back with a run in the sixth and had the game equalizer on third base in each of the final two innings. TSU would fall short to make Lauren Powell (2-15) the hard-luck loser.

TSU was held to six hits on the day, three of which were recorded by Tassy Lyles. The freshman delivered the only two hits by TSU in game one, while picking up a hit in the night cap.

Tori Hart turned in a solid performance for the Tigers in game one, but remained winless as she moved to 0-7.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • The Tigers collected six hits on the day.
  • Tassy Lyles finished the day 3-for-4 with a walk and a sacrifice.
  • Sarah Snell, Reese Weber and Erica O'Kane all earned hits in game two.
  • Lyles notched her third double of the season, while O'Kane hit her team leading seventh two-bagger.
  • Bri Vire drove in the lone run of the day.
  • Weber, Maddison Clark and Patton Akers were all hit by a pitch during game one.

GAME 1

  • MSU jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the second inning.
  • The Tigers earned their first hit with a double to centerfield off the bat of Tassy Lyles in the third.
  • TSU would not be able to have a runner reach third base during game one.
  • The Eagles added a two runs in the four and another in the fifth.
  • Tori Hart (0-7) took the loss as she surrendered six runs, three earned, on nine hits and two walks.

GAME 2

  • TSU tried to score first as Sarah Snell and Reese Weber opened the game with back-to-back singles.
  • The duo advanced sixty feet as Lyles laid down a sacrifice bunt, but were left stranded.
  • MSU picked up two runs in the fourth inning to take the early lead.
  • Snell began the sixth with a walk and moved to second on a groundout by Weber.
  • Lyles followed by dropping a hit just over the outstretched glove of the short stop.
  • The freshman took second as the Eagles failed at throwing out Snell at third.
  • Snell scored a run later as Bri Vire grounded out to first, cutting the score 2-1.
  • The Tigers would get another chance in the seventh, as Erica O’Kane ripped a double to right center to lead off the seventh.
  • Kierra Ware pinch ran for O’Kane and moved to third on Whitney Ennis’ second sacrifice of the game.
  • The game ended as MSU recorded a double play on a squeeze attempt by the Tigers.
  • Lauren Powell (2-15) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on seven hits and three walks.

UP NEXT

The Tigers step out of conference play to face No. 8 Tennessee on Tuesday, Mar. 3. The single game in Knoxville is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. CT.

NOTES

  • The Tigers wore their all grey uniforms with solid blue socks
  • First pitch of Game 1 was at 12:01 p.m. ET
  • Game duration was 1:56
  • First Pitch of Game 2 was at 2:26 p.m. ET
  • Game duration was 1:46
  • Bri Vire played for the first time since Mar. 2.
  • Lindsay Warren played for the first time in 2018.

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