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Games 43-44: Murray State
Date: Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018
Times: 1:00 p.m. / 3:00 p.m.
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Ball Park: Tiger Field
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Tennessee State returns home for the first time since Mar. 25. The Tigers are coming off an 11 game road trip and are scheduled to play an Ohio Valley Conference double header versus Murray State. The Racers enter the weekend on an eight game losing streak. The Tigers are currently on a 23-game skid after dropping a 2-0 decision to Chattanooga on Wednesday evening. The Tigers were scheduled to play Austin Peay on Sunday, but the games have been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 2, due to the potential of inclement weather. Lauren Powell surrendered four hits and three walks as she tossed a complete game. Katie Schneider recorded the lone hit of the night for TSU. As a team, the Tigers have stolen 46 bases, which ties them for eighth in program history.
Tigers (3-39, 0-12)
Sarah Snell leads the offense with 29 hits, 13 runs, a .266 batting average, 24 walks, 14 stolen bases and a .401 on base percentage. Freshman Katie Schneider follows with 27 hits while batting .260. Schneider tops the team with nine doubles. In the circle, Lauren Powell has worked in 26 games, starting 20, and has compiled a 2-20 mark with a 4.64 ERA. Powell has fanned 75 batters in 125.1 innings and has dropped her batting avearge against to .286. Tori Hart has tossed 76.1 innings in 19 appearances and 12 starts. Hart (0-10) is still looking for her first win of the season and has a 5.14 ERA.
Top Statistical Tigers (at least 1.5 Plate Appearances Per Game):
Avg.: Sarah Snell - .266
Runs: Sarah Snell - 13
Hits: Sarah Snell - 29
Doubles: Katie Schneider - 9
Triples: Kasey Cox, Maddison Clark, Kierra Ware - 1
Home Runs: Erica O'Kane, Reese Weber, Maddison Clark - 2
RBI: Katie Schneider - 10
Stolen Bases: Sarah Snell - 14
Walks: Sarah Snell - 24
On Base Percentage - Sarah Snell - .401
Slugging Percentage - Katie Schneider - .346
ERA: Lauren Powell - 4.64
Wins: Lauren Powell - 2
Innings Pitched: Lauren Powell - 125.1
Strikeouts: Lauren Powell - 75
Murray State (10-30, 0-10)
The Racers are paced offensively by Brenna Finck and Lillie Goetz who are hitting .312 and .304, respectively. Finck has driven in 17 runners while scoring 27 times, hitting 11 doubles, two triples and amass 16 walks. Goetz has hit 14 doubles, three triples, a home run and has scored 26 times while plating 15 teammates. Sierra Gilmore (.299) and Lexi Jones (.225) have been the run producers for MSU. Gilmore has driven in 25 runners off 38 hits, five doubles, two triples and three round trippers. Jones leads the Racers in home runs (7) and RBI (26). In the circle, Murray State relies on a four pitcher staff. Haven Campbell leads the pack with 26 appearance, 18 starts, 96.2 innings, 55 strikeouts and a 6-9 record with a 3.48 ERA. Olivia Suski is 2-9 with a 3.89 ERA in 59.1 innings of work. Amber Van Duyse (63.2 IP / 2-6 / 4.73) has recorded two saves, while Grace Vaughn (42.0 / 0-6 / 4.00) has registered one save.