GAME 12: Tennessee State 3, Rider 2
RECORDS: TSU (4-8), CCSU (0-4)
FIELD: Tiger Field
LOCATION: Nashville, Tenn.
WEATHER: Cloudy, 52
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State received a boost from a pair of underclassmen to secure a win in the final game of the Tiger Classic. TSU gained a 3-2 win over Rider as freshman Analeigh Coursey provided the run support for classmate Abbey Woodall who earned her first collegiate win.
In the fourth inning, Coursey delivered a two-out, two-run double to left center to plate Reese Weber and Katie Schneider to give the Big Blue a 2-0 lead. After the Broncs scored a run in the top of the fifth, the Tigers answered with an RBI single off the bat of Bri Vire to regain the two run advantage at 3-1.
Woodall had allowed just two hits through the first four innings before giving up a one out single in the fifth. Raven Loveless entered to spell Woodall and would get the next batter before surrendering a hit that would put Rider on the board. The run was credited to Woodall who improved her season record to 1-2.
Loveless earned her second save in as many days, as she worked the final 2.2 innings. The sophomore hurler surrendered one run on two hits, while striking out one.
Coursey finished the day with her first multiple hit game, going 2-for-3.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Analeigh Coursey led the Tigers with two hits on the day.
- Beckey Melton, Sarah Snell and Bri Vire each recorded a hit.
- Reese Weber, Katie Schneider and Snell all scored on the day.
- The Tigers scored two unearned runs.
- TSU left five runners on base, while Rider left three.
- Abbey Woodall earned a win tossing 4.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits.
- Raven Loveless earned a save for the second consecutive outing, giving up one run on two hits in 2.2 innings of work.
TENNESSEE STATE 3, RIDER 2
- Rider made a bid to take the early lead with a leadoff double in the second inning.
- Starter Abbey Woodall would sit down the next three batters without allowing advancement.
- The Tigers threatened in the third before leaving runners on second and third.
- Rider’s Lani Moreno notched her second consecutive double with two outs in the fourth.
- Woodall once again shuts down the Broncs scoring chance.
- In the bottom of the fourth, TSU took advantage of two Rider errors to put runners on first and second with two outs.
- Analeigh Coursey would come through with a two-run double to left center, chasing home Reese Weber and Katie Schneider.
- Rider broke through with a run in the fifth with a two out single off reliever Raven Loveless.
- The run was credited to Woodall, who was lifted after a one out single.
- The Tigers responded in the bottom of the frame as Bri Vire singled to drive in Sarah Snell.
- Rider would cut the lead to one at 3-2 as they were able to push across a run in the sixth after a leadoff double against Loveless.
- The sophomore pitcher retired the final six batters in order to earn the save.
The Tigers take to the road to participate in the MVSU Legends Classic Tournament in Itta Bena, Miss. from Saturday, Feb. 29-Sunday, March 1.
- The Tigers wore their blue jerseys with blue pants and white socks.
- Abbey Woodall earned her first collegiate win in the circle.
- Analeigh Coursey notched first career double.
- Lauren Farias recorded first career triple.
- Reese Weber earned a walk to increasing her Reached Base streak to 11 games.
- Katie Schneider made 11 putouts versus Rider, increasing her career total to 658.
- Schneider moved past Andreka Crawley (1997-99, 656) on the TSU career Put Out list.