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Tennessee Tech5201X860
Win: WALDROP (6-7) 5.040003
Loss: HART (0-8) 1.036420
SNELL (TSU) 202000
LOWERY (TTU) 332000
THOMAS (TTU) 312200
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Win: HUGHES (4-7) 7.051124
Loss: POWELL (2-17) 6.053324
ENNIS (TSU) 302000
THOMAS (TTU) 312301
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Tennessee State0110000260
Jacksonville State500200X7101
Win: Alexus Jimmerson (5-3) 5.041014
Loss: HART (0-9) 6.0107731
ENNIS (TSU) 303000
Anna Snider (JSU) 312200
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Jacksonville State130100X571
Win: Nicole Rodriguez (2-2) 7.0722310
Loss: POWELL (2-18) 6.075204
SNELL (TSU) 402000
Anna Chisolm (JSU) 402200
Changes Affect Tigers Return to OVC Play
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Changes Affect Tigers Return to OVC Play

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Games 36-37: Tennessee Tech
Date: Friday, Apr. 6, 2018
Times: 1:00 / 3:00 p.m.
Cookeville, Tenn.
Ball Park: Tech Softball Field
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Video: OVCDN
Games 38-39: Jacksonville State
Sunday, Apr. 8, 2018
1:00 / 3:00 p.m.
Oxford, Ala.
Ball Park:
Choccolocco Park 
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Video: OVCDN

Tennessee State continues its 11-game road trip as they return to Ohio Valley Conference play a day sooner than expected. The Tigers travel to Cookeville to play a double header against Tennessee Tech on Friday, Apr. 6. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, but both teams agreed on the change due to the potential of inclement weather. The Tigers will continue their road trip with a twin bill at Jacksonville State on Sunday, Apr. 8. The games will be played at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Ala. due to the damages to the Gamecocks field from the storms that hit the area a couple weeks back.

Tigers (3-32, 0-6)

TSU fell short of upsetting No. 8 Tennessee and snapping the Lady Vols 93-game streak of wins over universities within the state. Sarah Snell's attempt to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning came up just shy as her fly ball was caught just in front of the wall in left field, as UT secured the 3-0 win on Tuesday evening. Patton Akers recorded her second double of the season in the final inning to set up the opportunity for Snell. Akers joined Reese Weber and Katie Schneider as the only members of the Big Blue to collect hits on the night. Lauren Powell was perfect through three innings before being touched for a run in the fourth and two in the fifth. Tori Hart came in to relieve Powell and sat down all five batters she faced.

Top Statistical Tigers (at least 1.5 Plate Appearances Per Game):
Avg.: Tassy Lyles - .281
Runs: Sarah Snell - 13
Hits: Sarah Snell - 25
Doubles: Erica O'Kane - 7
Triples: Kasey Cox, Maddison Clark, Kierra Ware - 1
Home Runs: Erica O'Kane, Reese Weber - 2
RBI: Katie Schneider - 8
Stolen Bases: Tassy Lyles - 12
Walks: Sarah Snell - 19
On Base Percentage - Sarah Snell - .404
Slugging Percentage - Erica O'Kane - .360
ERA: Tori Hart - 4.53
Wins: Lauren Powell - 2
Innings Pitched: Lauren Powell - 98.1
Strikeouts: Lauren Powell - 58

Tennessee Tech (9-23, 0-6)

The Golden Eagles are led offensively by Hallie Davis and Raegan Sparks. Davis is hitting .313 with 14 runs, four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 13 RBI. Sparks is just behind Davis in average, hitting at a .309 clip with team highs in runs (19), dingers (6), walks (14) and on base percentage (.412). Bayli Cruse tops the team with 29 hits and 23 RBI, while batting .287 with six doubles and two bombs. TTU has relied on three pitchers throughout the season. Taylor Waldrop has tossed the majority of innings with 85.2 and has amassed a 5-7 record with a save, a 4.33 ERA and 57 strikeouts. Kayle Hughes is 3-7 with a 5.94 ERA and 30 punch outs in 68.1 innings of work. Leigh Ellen Thomas has started 11 games this season and is 1-9 with a 9.88 ERA. Thomas has fanned 28 batters in 45.1 innings.

Jacksonville State (17-17, 5-1)

The Gamecocks boast three batters hitting over .300. Taylor Beshears is the largest threat for JSU at .380 with 46 hits, 21 runs, nine doubles, two triples, five home runs and 24 home runs. Beshears leads JSU in all seven categories. Anna Chisolm (.255) shares with Beshears the leads in triples and dingers. Caitlin Sapp is hitting .324 with 19 runs, seven doubles and two round-trippers. Alexus Jimmerson adds the support hitting .321 with eight doubles and 17 RBI. Faith Sims and Jimmerson have been the workhorses for JSU. Sims has appeared in 25 games, starting 19, and is 11-7 with two saves, a 2.24 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 122.0 innings. Jimmerson has fanned 25 batters in 50.1 innings while compiling a 4-3 record and a 4.17 ERA.