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Games 25-26: Alabama A&M
Date: Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019
Times: 2:00 / 4:00 p.m.
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Venue: Tiger Field
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
TSU will take a break from Ohio Valley Conference play to host Alabama A&M for a double header at Tiger Field.
The Blig Blue earned its first OVC win of the season with an eighth inning win at Murray State. Sarah Snell delivered the blow with an RBI single that brought home Kierra Ware for the 2-1 victory. Snell opened the week with her first career triple against Middle Tennessee and capped off the week with a pair of home runs at Austin Peay. The junior also climbed into third of the TSU career assist leaderboard, passing Tamara Perkins (2007-10, 252) and Tracey Bonner (1998-01, 259). Snell, at 260, is 23 away from Brittany Webb (2008-11) who finished her career with 283. Katie Schneider has also jumped into the TSU career record book with 407 put outs. The sophomore leaped over Dee Miller (2011-14, 393) and Perkins (388) after knocking Kate Morris (2012-15, 375) out of the top 10.
Top Statistical Tigers:
Avg.: Bri Vire - .383
OBP: Sarah Snell - .423
Runs: Bri Vire - 15
Hits: Bri Vire - 31
Doubles: Katie Schneider, Bri Vire - 4
Triples: Ariel Johnson, Bri Vire, Katie Schneider, Sarah Snell - 1
Home Runs: Megan Huppee, Sarah Snell - 3
RBI: Megan Huppee, Reese Weber, Katie Schneider - 9
Stolen Bases: Kiera Ware - 4
Base On Balls: Sarah Snell - 14
Hit by Pitch: Megan Huppee, Reese Weber - 4
ERA: Jessina Espinoza - 3.37
Wins: Raven Loveless - 5
Saves: Raven Loveless - 1
Innings Pitched: Raven Loveless - 76.1
Strikeouts: Raven Loveless - 39
Alabama A&M (14-11)
2018 Record: 22-21
The offense features four Bulldogs with a batting average over .300. Lisabelle Hansell tops the unit at a .404 clip with five doubles. Tamia Lee-Barbadillo has been a magor threat for Alabama A&M with 30 hits in 76 at bats (.395), 23 runs scored, 24 runs batted in, seven doubles, a triple and nine home runs. Danille Hansell provides another weapon for AAMU at .366 (26-for-71) with 15 runs, nine doubles, three dingers and 13 RBI. Lauren Hayden has posted a 6-6 record for the Bulldogs with a 6.00 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 66.0 innings. Lisabelle Hansell leads the pitching staff at 5-3 and a 5.06 ERA with 19 punch outs in 53.1 innings of work.