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Tigers Edged by Eagles in Rain-Shortened Game
Friday, April 10, 2009

Morehead, Ky. --- In a game that ended early due to the inclement weather, the Tennessee State University softball team dropped a 2-0 decision to Morehead State on Friday afternoon at University field.


In the top of the seventh with one out and TSU trailing 2-0, heavy rain, thunder and violent lightening hit the Morehead area. After a 30-minute delay and no end in sight for the inclement weather, the game was determined “official.”


Tennessee State fell to 16-19 (7-8 OVC) while Morehead State improved to 22-14 (6-7 OVC).


The Morehead State bats came alive early as the Eagles used three hits to capture a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.


Adversely, the Tiger offense struggled as TSU only managed to tally one hit in the game. The Tigers got their first hit of the game when Christy Hill singled to first base in the top of the sixth. The Tigers, however, were not able to capitalize on the hit and failed score in the inning.  


A solo homerun to center field upped MSU’s advantage to 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth before the rain delay and eventual end of the game occurred.  


Caitlin Eaton (10-8) was charged with the loss while Christy Hill recorded TSU’s only hit of the game.


TSU and MSU will finish the series tomorrow with the doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m. EST.