NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State was no-hit in the first game and four errors helped lead to a second-game loss as Eastern Kentucky posted 9-0 and 8-1 victories in Ohio Valley Conference softball play Sunday afternoon.
EKU's Kelsey Anderson and Shelby Thompson combined for a no-hitter in the first game. Anderson allowed only a second inning walk to Kristina Blair. Thompson pitched the final two innings.
The Lady Colonels pounded out 19 hits in the first game. Three players had four hits each for EKU. Anderson was 4-5 with three RBI. Amy Mayrhofer was 4-5 with two RBI while Chanze Patterson was 4-5 with three runs scored.
EKU scored twice in the second inning and scored three in out of the final four innings to post the shutout.
In the second game, Anderson gave up only an unearned run on five hits in the nightcap.
Anderson pitched 16 and two-thirds innings in the series, allowing no earned runs and just eight hits. Beth Connor gained the second-game save.
EKU led 1-0 when TSU tied the game in the second inning on a single by Hollie Sanders who later scored on Brittani Phillips' infield hit. EKU came back with three runs in the third inning, all of the runs unearned off TSU starter Krtisina Blair as TSU committed three errors in the frame.
EKU stretched the lead with single runs in the fifth and sixth and two more in the seventh. Patterson and Anderson added three more hits in the second game, making both players 7-for-9 in the doubleheader.
TSU was held to nine hits in the three game series, six coming in the final game on Sunday. Nira Robbins was 2-3.
TSU falls to 8-30 overall and 2-16 in the OVC. EKU improves to 19-23 and 9-9.
Box Score (Game One)
Box Score (Game Two)