Tuesday, March 23, 2004
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- The Tennessee State softball team (10-18, 0-0 OVC) dropped its final two games of its West Coast tour on Tuesday. The Tigers fell to Sacramento State (17-15) , 4-1 in the opener and were shutout 1-0 in the nightcap. In game one, neither team could record a run or a hit due to strong defensive efforts on both sides of the plate. In the bottom of the third inning, Sacramento State was the first to break the stalemate. The Hornets picked up three hits and brought two players over the plate to go up 2-0 over Tennessee State. Sacramento State was able to repeat the scoring feat in the bottom of the fifth and add two more runs to the scoreboard, stretching to a 4-0 lead. Finally, the Tigers were able to answer back in the top of the sixth inning. Junior Caryn Barber (Santa Rosa, Calif.) notched her second double of the season when she sent the ball skimming down the left field line. Senior Catriona Smith (Marion, N.C.) followed with a single that sent Barber home. Unfortunately, time was not on Tennessee State's side and it fell 4-1. The second contest of the doubleheader saw Barber record her second double of the day but her efforts fell short of starting a Tiger rally as Tennessee State was shutout 1-0 by the Hornets. The Tigers return to action March 27-28 as they continue their roadtrip, traveling to Kentucky to take on Morehead State for three games.

Box Score (Game One)

Box Score (Game Two) ###