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February 14, 202012345RHE
North Alabama05004991
Tennessee State00100172
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Maci Birdyshaw (2-0) 4.061105
Loss: WOODALL (0-1) 1.235010
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
Meleah Hargett (UNA) 312100
Taylor Brown (UNA) 302100
SNELL (TSU) 302100
February 14, 20201234567RHE
Tennessee State0000000033
Tulsa000101X241
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: HOWELL (1-0) 4.220011
Loss: POWELL (0-3) 6.042222
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
VIRE (TSU) 301000
WEBER (TSU) 301000
WALLACE (TSU) 301000
ELLISON (TLS) 301000
SEANEY (TLS) 301000
WHITTEN (TLS) 301100
BRIERS (TLS) 201000
February 15, 20201234567RHE
Tennessee State0000000020
Mississippi State000003X350
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Kenley Hawk (2-0) 6.020025
Loss: POWELL (0-4) 6.053303
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
WEBER (TSU) 201000
JOHNSON (TSU) 101010
Candace Denis (MS) 311100
Fa Leilua (MS) 311201
Chloe Malau'ulu (MS) 301000
Lindsey Williams (MS) 201000
Christian Quinn (MS) 201000
February 15, 202012345678910RHE
Tennessee State1000000001282
Tulsa0000010000171
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: LOVELESS (2-1) 10.071131
Loss: SCOTT (1-1) 3.011012
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
FARIAS (TSU) 413000
JACKSON (TLS) 303010
February 16, 20201234567RHE
Tennessee State0000000021
Mississippi State200002X470
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: Emily Williams (2-0) 5.0200112
Loss: WOODALL (0-2) 0.112200
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
SNELL (TSU) 301000
WEBER (TSU) 301000
Anna Kate Segars (MS) 312100
Softball Travels to Starkville, Miss. for Bulldog Kickoff Classic
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Softball Travels to Starkville, Miss. for Bulldog Kickoff Classic

2020 TSU Media Guide

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Games 5-9: Bulldog Kickoff Classic
Date: Friday, Feb. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
Times: Daily
Location: 
Starkville, Miss.
Venue: Nusz Park
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Video: SEC+ (Games versus Mississippi State Only)

Schedule:
Friday, Feb. 14
vs. North Alabama - 10:00 a.m.
vs. Tulsa - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15

at Mississippi State - 12:30 p.m.
Bracket Play - 3:00 p.m. / 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16
Bracket Play - 11:00 a.m. / 1:30 p.m.

Tigers (1-3)
2019: 13-29

The Tigers finished 1-3 during the opening weekend of the season at the UNA Softball Invitational. TSU dropped two games on day one before splitting on day two. Beckey Melton and Patton Akers led the Big Blue offensively. Melton batted .429 and three walks for a .600 on base percentage. Akers led the team in hits, going 4-for-11 (.364) with team high three runs, two walks, an RBI, one stolen base and was hit by a pitch. Lauren Powell worked a pitching unit high 13.2 innings and posted a 2.56 ERA with 16 strikeouts opposed to three walks. Powell held opponents to a .218 average, but suffered a pair of heartbreaking losses. Raven Loveless picked up the lone Tiger win as she finished 1-1 on the weekend. Abbey Woodall led the squad with a 1.62 ERA in three appearances.

Powell, who sat out 2019 due to injury, wasted no time to climb in the TSU record books. The redshirt-senior moved into fourth on the Tigers all time strike out list with 226, passing Olivia Gamache (2011-14). Katie Schneider also climbed the record book, moving past Erin Finneran (2006-07) in career put outs with 584. Loveless recorded five assists through the first four games. A year ago, the sophomore led the nation for pitchers who did not play another defensive position, with 65 assists.

Top 2020 Statistical Tigers:
Avg.: Beckey Melton - .429
OBP: Beckey Melton - .600
Runs: Patton Akers - 3
Hits: Patton Akers - 4
Doubles: Sarah Snell, Lauren Faries - 2
Triples: NA
Home Runs: Savanah Wallace - 1
RBI: Savanah Wallace, Sarah Snell - 2
Stolen Bases: Lauren Farias, Patton Akers, Ariel Johnson - 1
Base On Balls: Reese Weber - 4
Hit by Pitch: Patton Akers, Savanah Wallace - 1
ERA: Abbey Woodall - 1.62
Wins: Raven Loveless - 1
Saves: NA
Innings Pitched: Lauren Powell - 13.2
Strikeouts: Lauren Powell - 16


North Alabama (4-0)
2019 Record: 26-20
Conference: Atlantic Sun

The Lions batted .376 as a team and averaged seven runs per game as the finished 4-0, including two wins over the Tigers. Harley Stokes hit the lone home run for UNA as she went 6-for-10 with two doubles, five RBI and five runs scored. Lexie Harper topped the lineup hitting at a .636 clip with three doubles, five runs batted in and five stolen bases. The Lions used five pitchers on the weekend and did not allow a run for the first 18 innings of play. Megan Garst tossed seven scoreless innings and allowed just one hit while striking out 10 on her way to a 2-0 start. Maci Birdyshaw (1-0) surrendered one hit and no runs while fanning eight in five innings of work.

Tulsa (4-0)
2019 Record: 37-20
Conference: American

The Golden Hurricane used seven home runs and five doubles to start the season 4-0. Chenise Delce led the way with three blasts and a double as she went 8-for-14 (.571). Alexis Perry hit .500 (6-for-12) with two dingers and nine RBI. Tulsa used four pitchers during the opening weekend with Delce working 11.2 of the teams 26.0 innings. Delce finished 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA while fanning 11. Samantha Pochop pitched 6.1 innings of scoreless ball while holding opponents to a .136 average and striking out 12. Kassidy Scott punched out nine batters in 7.0 innings of work and went 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA.

Mississippi State (4-0)
2019 Record: 35-23
Conference: SEC

The Bulldogs batted .343 and averaged just over six runs a game as they went 4-0 to open the season. Fa Leilua led the way going 6-for-12 (.500) with a double, a home run, three walks, three runs scored and a team high seven RBI. Candace Denis and Chloe Malau’ulu each drove in five runs. Denis batted .385 with a double and a dinger, while scoring five times, while Malau’ulu hit a team best two bombs. In the circle, MSU used three pitchers who combined for two shutouts and a 0.52 ERA. Grace Fagan finished 2-0 with a 0.70 ERA and struck out 14 in 10 innings as she held opponents to a .094 batting average. Emily Williams appeared in three games and went 1-0 with a 0.84 ERA. Williams fanned 12 batters in 8.1 innings of work, while Annie Willis sat down 10 in 8.2 frames. Willis did not allow an earned run and finished 1-0.


Career - Individual
Hits
9. Caitlin Eaton (2008-11), 118
10. Tedra Alford (2010-13), 116
-- Sarah Snell (2017-Present), 104

Runs

5. Tamara Perkins (2007-10), 76
6. Tedra Alford (2010-13), 61
7. Keisha Fenton (1994-97), 58
8. Sarah Snell (2017-Present), 56

Stolen Bases
4. Clorissa Patton (1994-97), 47
5. Jennifer Culberson (2009-10), 34
6. Sarah Snell (2017-Present), 33

Walks
1. Sarah Snell (2017-Present), 76
2. Brittany Webb (2008-11), 65

Hit by Pitch
4. Jill Gardner (2008-11), 22
5. Brittany Webb (2008-11), 20
6. Reese Weber (2017-Present), 15
7. Patton Akers (2017-Present), 12

Wins
5. Shannon Hicks (2001-04), 17
T6. Tarah Evanisko (2002-05), 12
T6. Raven Loveless (2019-Present), 12
T8. Olivia Gamache (2011-14), 11
T8. Lauren Powell (2016-Present), 11

Appearances
5. Tarah Evanisko (2002-05), 97
6. Sarah Davis (1997-00), 95
7. Lauren Powell (2016-Present), 89

Starts
T4. Caitlin Eaton (2008-11), 68
T4. Tarah Evanisko (2002-05), 68
6. Olivia Gamache (2011-14), 65
7. Lauren Powell (2016-Present), 60

Innings Pitched
7. Shannon Hicks (2001-04), 391.0
8. Tarah Evanisko (2002-05), 371.0
9. Lauren Powell (2016-Present), 360.3

Strike Outs
3. Caitlin Eaton (2008-11), 274
4. Lauren Powell (2016-Present), 226
5. Olivia Gamache (2011-14), 214

Put Outs
2. Andreka Crawley (1997-99), 656
3. Royesha Goodman (2008-09), 606
4. Katie Schneider (2018-Present), 585
5. Erin Finneran (2006-07), 583

Assists
1. Bridget Metzger (2007-10), 395
2. Sarah Snell (2017-Present), 324

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