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Win: Volk (3-4) 7.071105
Loss: LOVELESS (4-3) 5.2116404
Derrick (MAINE) 403100
VIRE (TSU) 412000
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Win: O'Donnell (1-1) 7.0103233
Loss: SCHNEIDER (0-5) 3.266522
Neely (MAINE) 523100
AKERS (TSU) 302000
Tigers Return Home to Face Maine in Double Header
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Tigers Return Home to Face Maine in Double Header

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Games 14-15: Maine
Date: Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019
Times: 5:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.
Nashville, Tenn.
Venue: Tiger Field
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Video: ESPN+

Tigers (5-8)
2018: 4-48

TSU returns home for a seven game home stand beginning with a double header against the Maine Black Bears. The stand also begins a stretch for the Big Blue which consists of 17 of the next 23 games are at the friendly confines of Tiger Field. 

Tennessee State is back in action for the first time since finishing 3-1 at the HBCU Classic nine days ago in Acworth, Ga. The Tigers opened the weekend with a 4-1 win over Alabama State, before falling by the same score to Prairie View A&M. TSU bounced back on day two with wins over Savannah State and Delaware State. Raven Loveless was named Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week after posting a 3-0 record on the week and a 1.75 ERA. The freshman worked 20.0 innings, striking out 14 batters opposed to three walks. Loveless fanned four batters in four innings in a non-decision effort against Appalachian State and struck out a season high six batters versus Savannah State. Megan Huppee was equally impressive at the plate hammering a home run in three of her four starts on the week. The junior hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning against Appalachian State, finishing 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBI against the Mountaineers. Huppee went 2-for-3 with a solo home run against Savannah State, ahead of completing the week by going 1-for-2 with a three-run home run and just missing a grand slam as the Delaware State centerfielder reached over the fence to steal the blast, making her settle for a sacrifice fly.

Top Statistical Tigers:
Avg.: Bri Vire - .442
OBP: Megan Huppee - .500
Runs: Bri Vire - 11
Hits: Bri Vire - 19
Doubles: Katie Schneider - 4
Triples: Ariel Johnson - 1
Home Runs: Megan Huppee - 3
RBI: Megan Huppee - 9
Stolen Bases: Kiera Ware - 3
Base On Balls: Sarah Snell - 10
Hit by Pitch: Megan Huppee - 4
ERA: Jessina Espinoza - 1.85
Wins: Raven Loveless - 4
Saves: Raven Loveless - 1
Innings Pitched: Raven Loveless - 44.2
Strikeouts: Raven Loveless - 24

Maine (3-12)
2018 Record: 22-25

Shanna Scribner tops the Maine offense with a .385 batting average in just 10 starts. Scribner is second on the team in runs scored with seven, one behind Hailey Parry (.229). Perry and Laurine German each have two of the squads’ seven home runs this season. German is batting .350 with two doubles and two triples to go along with her two dingers. German has scored four times and driven in four while leading the Black Bears with 14 hits. In the circle, Maine features a staff of four pitchers. Kyleigh O’Donnell, Lilly Volk, Gabby Siciliano and Emily Reid have each appeared in at least eight games this season. O’Donnell has tossed a team high 27.2 innings and leads with a 3.80 ERA while fanning 19 batters. Volk has collected two of Maine’s three wins and has a 5.62 ERA in 23.2 frames. Siciliano is 0-3 with a 5.73 ERA and has struck out 12 in 18.1 innings. Reid rounds out the staff with a 1-4 record, a 6.00 ERA and a team leading 20 punch outs in 25.2 innings of work.