|April 25, 2018||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: BALDWIN (9-7)||7.0||2||1||1||2||3|
|Loss: HART (0-12)||7.0||7||3||3||1||1|
|DE LA CRUZ (MT)||1||0||1||0||0||0|
Games 45: Middle Tennessee
Date: Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018
Times: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Ball Park: Tiger Field
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Tennessee State steps out of conference play for the final time this season, as they host Middle Tennessee for a single game at 6:00 p.m. at Tiger Field. TSU has dropped 25 straight games after dropping three games last week. Lauren Powell earned her 81st strikeout of the season versus Murray State, bringing her career total to 200. With that milestone, Powell becomes just the fifth pitcher in TSU history to reach 200. Sarah Snell was issued her 25th walk of the season in game one against the Racers. With the base on balls, Snell ties Jordan Rehl (2012) for third on the TSU Single Season Top 10 List.
Sarah Snell continues to lead the offense with 32 hits, 15 runs, a .278 batting average, 25 walks, 15 stolen bases and a .410 on base percentage. Freshman Katie Schneider follows with 28 hits while batting .255. Schneider tops the team with nine doubles. In the circle, Lauren Powell has worked in 28 games, starting 21, and has compiled a 2-21 mark with a 4.83 ERA. Powell has fanned 81 batters in 133.1 innings and has dropped her batting average against to .291. Tori Hart has tossed 82.1 innings in 21 appearances and 13 starts. Hart (0-11) is still looking for her first win of the season and has a 5.36 ERA.
Top Statistical Tigers (at least 1.5 Plate Appearances Per Game):
Avg.: Sarah Snell - .278
Runs: Sarah Snell - 15
Hits: Sarah Snell - 32
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 - 11
Stolen Bases: Sarah Snell - 15
Walks: Sarah Snell - 25
On Base Percentage - Sarah Snell - .410
Slugging Percentage - Katie Schneider - .336
ERA: Lauren Powell - 4.83
Wins: Lauren Powell - 2
Innings Pitched: Lauren Powell - 133.1
Strikeouts: Lauren Powell - 81
Middle Tennessee (30-18)
The Blue Raiders claimed a 7-1 victory over the Tigers in Murfreesboro on Mar. 27. Katie Schneider led the way offensively with two hits, including an RBI double. The top three batters for MT went a collective 8-for-12 with a double, four runs scored and five RBI. Summer Burgess tops Middle Tennessee in batting average (.371), runs (32), walks (20) and on base percentage (.442). Lexi Cushing provides the punch with 10 doubles, 12 home runs, 39 RBI, while batting .347. Cori Jennings has emerged as the ace of the pitching staff with a 15-8 record and a 2.23 ERA with 83 strikeouts in 138.0 inning.`