Social Media: #BigBlueRising
Twitter: @TSU_TIGER_SB | Instagram: @TSU_TIGER_SB
Facebook: Tennessee State University Tigers
Games 29-30: Belmont
Date: Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019
Times: 4:00 / 6:00 p.m.
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Venue: Rose Park
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Tigers (9-19, 2-8)
2018: 4-48, 1-20
TSU continues Ohio Valley Conference as they travel across town to face Belmont for a double header. The games were originally scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 9, but will play a day later due to rain in the Nashville area.
Raven Loveless tossed her first collegiate complete game shutout with a 1-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky. The freshman started both ends of the double header versus preseason OVC favorite EKU and tossed 11.2 consecutive scoreless inning. Loveless opened the week allowing an earned run in a complete game win over Alabama A&M. Loveless recorded 11 assists in 11 defensive chances on the week.
Top Statistical Tigers:
Avg.: Bri Vire - .359
OBP: Sarah Snell - .413
Runs: Bri Vire - 18
Hits: Bri Vire - 33
Doubles: Katie Schneider - 5
Triples: Sarah Snell - 2
Home Runs: Megan Huppee, Sarah Snell - 3
RBI: Katie Schneider - 12
Stolen Bases: Kiera Ware - 5
Base On Balls: Sarah Snell - 15
Hit by Pitch: Megan Huppee, Reese Weber - 4
ERA: Raven Loveless - 2.97
Wins: Raven Loveless - 7
Saves: Raven Loveless, Kennedy McCurry - 1
Innings Pitched: Raven Loveless - 94.1
Strikeouts: Raven Loveless - 45
Belmont (22-15, 4-6)
2018 Record: 25-25, 6-16
The Bruins are led by the tandem of Brooklin Lee and Alicia Veltri in the circle. The duo currently ranks third and fourth, respectively, in the OVC with strikeouts. Lee has fanned 113 batters in 107.1 innings of work while amassing a 10-6 record with one save and a 2.02 ERA. Veltri has struck out 100 batters in 102.1 innings and is 9-7 with a save, along with a 2.19 ERA. BU sports six batters hitting over .300 in the lineup this season. Hayley Baker tops the offensive attack with a .351 average, 10 doubles, six home runs, 23 runs scored and shares the team lead in RBI with Veltri at 31.