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Jacksonville State500200X7101
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Alexus Jimmerson (5-3) 5.041014
Loss: HART (0-9) 6.0107731
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
ENNIS (TSU) 303000
Anna Snider (JSU) 312200
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Jacksonville State130100X571
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Nicole Rodriguez (2-2) 7.0722310
Loss: POWELL (2-18) 6.075204
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
SNELL (TSU) 402000
SCHNEIDER (TSU) 412100
Anna Chisolm (JSU) 402200
Tigers Drop A Pair of Hard Fought Games to Jacksonville State
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Tigers Drop A Pair of Hard Fought Games to Jacksonville State

GAME 38: Jacksonville State 7, Tennessee State 2
GAME 39: Jacksonville State 5, Tennessee State 2
RECORDS:
TSU (3-36, 0-10), JSU (21-17, 9-1)
FIELD: Choccolocco Park
LOCATION: Oxford, Ala.
WEATHER: Mostly Sunny, 54

OXFORD, Ala. --- Tennessee State left 19 runners on base as they dropped a pair of hard fought games against Jacksonville State on Sunday. The Tigers stranded 10 runners in a 7-2 loss and left nine as they came up short, 5-2, in the final game of the day.

JSU jumped out to an early lead in game one as they scored five runs on five hits and a walk off starter Tori Hart. The sophomore would settle in and scattered two runs and five hits over the final five innings. Lauren Powell fell behind early in her contest as the Tigers committed a pair of errors leading to three unearned runs through the first two innings. The junior hurler gave up seven hits on the day, while striking out four, opposed to no walks and two hit batters.

Whitney Ennis led the way offensively as she recorded her first three-hit game during her career. Ennis added another hit in the fourth. Katie Schneider added three, including two doubles in the last game versus the Gamecocks. Erica O’Kane picked up a knock in each game, while Sarah Snell finished with a two-hit game to close out the day.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Tennessee State left 10 runners on base during game one, nine runners in game two.
  • Whitney Ennis went 3-for-3 in game one.
  • Ennis had collected hits in five consecutive at bats, dating back to Friday’s second game at Tennessee Tech.
  • Katie Schneider hit back-to-back doubles during her final two at bats of the day.
  • Schneider leads the Tigers with eight doubles on the season.
  • The freshman collected three hits on Sunday.
  • Sarah Snell swiped a base in game two, increasing her team high total to 14.
  • Snell posted a two-hit game in the night cap.
  • Erica O’Kane notched hits in each game.
  • Reese Weber recorded a hit in the opener, while Kasey Cox ripped a double in game two.
  • Tori Hart dropped to 0-9 as she gave up seven runs on 10 hits and three walks, striking out one.
  • Lauren Powell moved to 2-18 after being touched for five runs, two earned, on seven hits.
  • Powell fanned four batters, giving her 67 on the season.

GAME 1

  • Sarah Snell and Katie Schneider walked in the opening frame to give TSU runners on the corners before coming away scoreless.
  • Jacksonville State took a commanding lead in the first with five runs on five hits and a walk.
  • TSU responded with a run in the second and the third innings to cut the score to 5-2.
  • Maddison Clark walked and moved to second on a Whitney Ennis single.
  • Clark and pinch runner, Kierra Ware, moved up 60 feet on a sacrifice bunt by Patton Akers.
  • The Tigers thought they had scored on a squeeze bunt as Clark seemed to get her hand on the plate before the tag, but was called out leaving runners on the corners.
  • The Tigers got on the board as Reese Weber singled after Snell earned her second walk of the game.
  • In the third, TSU took advantage of a JSU error to score an unearned run.
  • Clark started a two-out rally with a walk and was followed by the second of three hits in the game by Ennis.
  • Akers was the recipient of a throwing error, allowing Clark to score from second.
  • JSU added a pair of insurance runs in the fourth inning, building a 7-2 lead.
  • The Tigers would get no closer despite putting two runners on in the fifth and another in the seventh

GAME 2

  • TSU tried to open the scoring in game two, as Erica O’Kane notched a two out single and Katie Schneider reached on a throwing error.
  • The inning would end with the Tigers empty handed as Ennis was retired for the first time since game two at Tennessee Tech on Friday.
  • The Tigers would catch the error bug with a miscue in each of the first two innings, which led to an unearned run in the first and three runs, two unearned, in the second.
  • TSU had a runner reach in the third and the fourth, but would threaten in the fifth.
  • With JSU holding a 5-1 lead, Kasey Cox just missed her second home run of the season, hitting the top of the fence in left field for a double.
  • Snell followed with a bunt single moving Cox to third, and then stealing second to give the Tigers a pair of runners in scoring position with one out.
  • JSU would entice a pair of fly outs to keep TSU off the board.
  • Schneider opened the sixth with a double to center and came around to score on an Ennis single down the left field line, making the score 5-1.
  • Schneider came through again an inning later with a double to right center to plate Cox who had reached with a leadoff walk.
  • The Tigers had the game tying run at the plate in Ennis, but the game ended on a runner’s interference.

UP NEXT

The Tigers are nearing the end of the 11-game road trip as they head to Richmond, Ky., to face Eastern Kentucky in a Ohio Valley Conference double header on Saturday, Apr. 14.

NOTES

  • The Tigers wore their wore their white tops with the blue horizontal stripes along with white pants and solid blue sock
  • First pitch of Game 1 was at 12:56 p.m.
  • Game duration was 1:52
  • First Pitch of Game 2 was at 3:22 p.m.
  • Game duration was 1:56
  • Sarah Snell walked to open game one, marking the 17th time she has reached to start a game from the lead-off spot in 31 outings (59 percent)
  • With a 3-for-3 performance in game one, Whitney Ennis extended her consecutive hit streak to five
  • Kasey Cox snapped a 22 at bat hitless streak with a double in game two.
  • TSU has dropped 20 straight games

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