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Mississippi Valley000011X251
Win: Chandler Ellis (1-2) 7.061123
Loss: POWELL (2-11) 6.052223
CLARK (TSU) 312000
Jodeci Afoa-Tuia (MVSB) 302000
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Indiana State11003014130
Tennessee State00000052
Win: Arielle Blankenship (5-2) 4.040023
Loss: O'KANE (0-4) 0.158820
Becky Malchow (INS) 433200
LYLES (TSU) 302000
CLARK (TSU) 202000
Tigers Swept on Final Day of UofM Tournament
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Tigers Swept on Final Day of UofM Tournament


GAME 21: Mississippi Valley State 2, Tennessee State 1
GAME 22: Indiana State 14, Tennessee State 0 (5 inn)
TSU (3-19), MVSU (3-14), ISU (12-7)
FIELD: Tiger Softball Complex
LOCATION: Memphis, Tenn.
WEATHER: Overcast and Misty, 49

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- Tennessee State dropped the final two games of the UofM Tournament on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to Mississippi Valley State in the opener before dropping a 14-0 five inning decision to Indiana State.

Lauren Powell tossed another gem, as she allowed two runs on five hits against MVSU. Powell took the hard luck loss, dropping her to 2-11.

The Tigers began the scoring as Tassy Lyles beat out an infield, two out single, allowing Maddison Clark to cross home plate in the fifth. The Devilettes responded with a run in the bottom of the frame and took the lead with another in the sixth.

TSU had a chance in the seventh as Clark stood on second with two outs. Lyles reached on an error by the MVSU shortstop, but Clark was called out for distracting the fielder as she avoided making contact.

Indiana State jumped on the Tigers right out of the gate with 11 runs in the first. TSU was unable to push a run across despite runners reaching in every inning.

Clark led the way at the plate on Sunday with four hits in five at bats with a double, a run scored and a stolen base.


  • Tennessee State had runners reach in all 12 innings on Sunday.
  • Maddison Clark batted .800 on the final day of the three day tournament as she went 4-for-5 with a double.
  • Tassy Lyles earned three hits and two stolen bases.
  • Sararh Snell finished 1-for-4 with two walks and a sacrifice bunt.
  • Katie Schneider collected two hits versus Mississippi Valley State.
  • Reese Weber secured one of the Tigers 11 hits on the day.


  • Reese Weber and Katie Schneider had consecutive two out hits before being stranded.
  • Maddison Clark tried to start another two out rally in the second with a single and a stolen base, but was stranded at second.
  • Sarah Snell walked to open the third, but was cut down trying to steal second.
  • The Tigers put a runner on for the fourth consecutive inning.
  • Schneider collected her second hit of the game and left in favor of pinch runner Ariel Johnson.
  • Johnson would move to second on a ground, but no further.
  • The Tigers broke through with a run in the fifth inning.
  • Clark led off with a single and moved to second on a groundout by Kierra Ware.
  • Clark scored two batters later as Tassy Lyles beat out an infield single.
  • MVSU responded with runs in each of their next two at bats to take a 2-1 lead heading into the final frame.
  • The Tigers had Clark in scoring position, but the game ended as Clark was called for interference.
  • Lauren Powell scattered five hits and two walks as she surrendered two runs.


  • The Sycamores scored 11 runs in the first inning.
  • The Tigers recorded a hit in all five innings, but could not drive a base runner home.
  • Snell picked up TSU’s first hit as she led off in the first.
  • Clark had a base knock in the second and a double in the fourth.
  • Lyles recorded singles in the third and fifth.
  • ISU added three runs in the fourth.
  • Erica O’Kane dropped to 0-3 on the season.


Tennessee State returns home to co-host the Belmont/TSU Invitational. The Tigers welcome Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Samford and Ball State for the three-day event.


  • All white uniforms with blue Stirrups with white and red horizontal stripes
  • With a walk versus Mississippi Valley State, Sarah Snell had reached base in 12 consecutive games
  • Snell improved her streak to 13 games with a single in her first at bat against Indiana State
  • Reese Weber singled in the first inning against MVSU to extend her streak of reaching base to eight games
  • Weber’s streak came to a halt versus ISU after going 0-for-3