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April 28, 2018123456RHE
Tennessee State303002882
Southeast Missouri03521516131
Win: ROOK (5-4) 2.132224
Loss: POWELL (2-22) 2.178632
SNELL (TSU) 322110
April 28, 2018123456RHE
Tennessee State000000024
Southeast Missouri0102148100
Win: THOGMARTIN (11-6) 6.020011
Loss: HART (0-13) 4.264251
VIRE (TSU) 301000
COX (TSU) 201000
Offensive Explosion Not Enough in Sweep at Southeast Missouri
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Offensive Explosion Not Enough in Sweep at Southeast Missouri

GAME 46: Southeast Missouri 16, Tennessee State 8 (6 inn)
GAME 47:
Southeast Missouri 8, Tennessee State 0 (6 inn)
TSU (3-44, 0-16), SEMO (32-17, 13-7)
FIELD: Southeast Softball Complex
LOCATION: Cape Girardeau, Mo.
WEATHER: Sunny, 64

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. --- Tennessee State started with an offensive explosion on Saturday afternoon, but was not able to hold Southeast Missouri down as they dropped both ends of a double header. The Redhawks soared passed the Tigers 16-8 in six innings of the opener and claimed an 8-0, six inning, victory in the night cap.

Katie Schneider hit her first collegiate home run in the first inning to put TSU in front 3-0, only to see the Redhawks even the score an inning later. The Tigers wasted no time with a response in their next at bat, as they scored two runs on an Erica O’Kane double and added another on an RBI walk by Sarah Snell.

The advantage was short-lived as SEMO put up five runs in the bottom half of the frame. The Tigers were able to put two more runs up on the scoreboard, but it was not enough to overcome the run production of the hometown squad.

In game two, Southeast Missouri pitcher Haley Thogmartin held the Tigers to two hits and a walk on her way to a shutout victory. TSU starter Tori Hart battled through the first five innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits.

The Redhawks closed out the contest with four runs in the sixth inning off relief pitcher Reese Weber.


  • Katie Schneider, Sarah Snell and Bri Vire finished the day with two hitson the day.
  • Vire was the lone Tiger to register a hit in each game.
  • Schneider hit her first career home run with a three-run blast in the first inning of the opener.
  • The freshman first baseman drove in three runs to increase her team leading amount to 14.
  • Schneider reached base four times in game one going 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and three RBI.
  • Snell reached base four times on the day going 2-for-3 with a walk in game one, while she was issued a walk in game two.
  • Reese Weber finished 1-for-2 in game one with a walk and was hit by pitch.
  • Erica O'Kane hit her eighth double of the season in a pinch hit appearance in the first game of the day.
  • Kasey Cox earned a walk in game one and singled in game two.
  • Cox stole her first base of the season.
  • Lauren Powell suffered the loss in game one to fall to 2-22, while Tori hart suffered the loss in game two, moving to 0-13.


  • Sarah Snell opened the game with a single to right field and moved to second as Bri Vire reached on an error.
  • Katie Schneider hit a towering fly ball to right, clearing the fence for her first career home run.
  • The Tigers held a 3-0 lead until the Redhawks scored three runs in the second off starter Lauren Powell.
  • TSU responded in their next at bat by scoring three runs as they sent nine batters to the plate.
  • The Tigers loaded the bases as Schneider and Maddison Clark bookended walks around a Reese Weber single.
  • Erica O’Kane delivered a pinch hit double down the left field line to chase home Schneider and Weber.
  • After Ariel Johnson was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Snell earned a walk to force home Clark for a 6-3 lead.
  • SEMO would bounce back with five runs in the bottom of the third to chase Powell.
  • Trailing 11-6 in the sixth, TSU mounted a comeback with singles by Snell, Vire and Schneider.
  • Weber has hit by a pitch to bring home Snell, two pitches before Vire scored on a wild pitch.
  • The threat ended as Schneider was cut down at home plate trying to score on a fly out to center off the bat of Whitney Ennis.
  • SEMO closed out the game with five runs in the sixth off reliever Tori Hart


  • SEMO struck first with a run in the second inning off Hart.
  • The first seven Tigers were retired in order before Kasey Cox singled to center in the third.
  • TSU offered its lone threat of the game as Snell walked and Vire singled to load the bases.
  • Weber hit a hard line drive right at the SEMO second baseman to end the inning.
  • Vire would be the last Tiger to reach base, as the final 10 batters were retired in order.
  • SEMO added two runs in the fourth, one earned, and another unearned run in the fifth off Hart to gain a 4-0 lead.
  • The Redhawks tacked on four runs in the sixth off Weber, who entered in relief of Hart with two outs in the fifth.


The Tigers will close out road play with a pair of games at UT Martin on Sunday. First pitch of the double header is set for 1:00 p.m.


  • The Tigers wore their all white uniforms with the blue stirups with horizontal red and white stripes
  • First pitch of game one was at 12:50 p.m.
  • Game one duration was 2:26
  • First pitch of game two was at 3:51 p.m.
  • Game two duration was 1:44
  • Sarah Snell earned a walk in each game increasing her season total to 28 and 48th of her career
  • Snell matched Emily Samana's mark of 28 set in 2006 which is the second most in a single season at TSU
  • The two walks move Snell past Linsay Burgess' (2013-16) career total of 47 and ties Tedra Alford (2010-13) for 5th all-time at TSU
  • Reese Weber was hit by pitch for the eigth time this season, moving her into a tie for eighth in a single season with Lindsey Burgess (2014) and Jalissa Bradley (2010)
  • Weber is now ninth on the career list with nine, moving past Rebekka Gross (2014), Bridget Metzger (2007-10), Nira Robbins (2005-06), Shannon Hicks (2001-04) and Tracey Bonner (1998-01)
  • Katie Schneider recorded 10 putouts on Saturday, giving her 250 on the season
  • Schneider passed Jayna Hanawahine (242 in 2014), Rebekka Gross (247 in 2014) and Audrey Sensing (248 in 2013) as she moved into eighth in putouts in a single season at TSU
  • Lauren Powell started her 56th career game in the circle, tying her seventh all-time at TSU with Shannon Hicks (2001-04)
  • Powell passed Candace Hildebrand (51 from 2006-07), Karesse Brown (51 from 1995-97) and Amanda Vaught (50 from 2007-08) earlier this season
  • Maddison Clark played in her 100th and 101st game as a Tiger
  • Clark is one of three current squad members who has reached the century mark at TSU, joining Erica O'Kane (130) and Kasey Cox (116)
  • Kasey Cox started her 101st and 102nd game of her career at TSU
  • Cox and Erica O'Kane (108) are the lone Tigers to reach 100 games started
  • TSU has dropped 28 straight games