Nashville, Tenn. - This weekend marks the final Ohio Valley Conference home series for the season. Tennessee State will host Morehead State for a three game series beginning with a double header on Saturday. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Tiger Field. A single game at 1:00 p.m. is on tap for Sunday with celebrations to honor the senior class prior to the contest.
The 2012 TSU senior class consists of Susie Burke, Brittany Davis, Kelly Troglin, and Kara Murr. Burke and Troglin have been Tigers for four seasons, while junior college transfer Davis has spent two seasons in blue. Murr has spent four years at Tennessee State, but was unable to play in her final season due to a career ending injury.
The Tigers look to improve on their 11-35 overall record and 3-21 OVC mark. The Eagles are just ahead of TSU in the conference standings at 5-17, 12-32.
Jennifer Givens enters weekend play at the top of several categories for the Tigers. The junior centerfielder has 43 hits, .293 average and 31 stolen bases. Tedra Alford is second with a .287 batting average, but is tops with 24 runs scored, nine doubles and two home runs. Alford shares the lead with two triples with Devin Amar, who leads the team with 16 RBI.
In the circle, freshman Shea Morris is holding opponents to a .268 batting average while compiling an 8-21 record. Morris has fanned 165 batters in 175.1 innings of work and holds a 3.47 ERA.
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Morehead State (12-32, 5-17)
2011 Record: 19-36
Conference: Ohio Valley
2011 Finish: 10-19
Series Record: 9-53
Last Time Played: 2011, Lost 3-11
Last Win: 2010, 10-4
The Eagles come in hitting .270 as a team and are led by Amber Riddle (.348), Adrena Anderson (.318), and Stephanie Etter (.305). Riddle has ten dingers on the season and 33 RBI, while Anderson leads on the base paths with 13 steals in 16 attempts. Etter is the leading run scorer, crossing the plate 29 times.
Katie Pfost has been the workhorse for the circle throwing 122.2 innings and compiling a 4-13 record. Pfost has a 3.02 ERA and 88 strikeouts opposed to 50 walks. Jamie Whitcomb leads the Eagles with a 5-6 record despite a 5.02 ERA.