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March 01, 20201234567RHE
Tennessee State1021030760
Florida A&M0100000135
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: POWELL (3-5) 7.031117
Loss: BOATWRIGHT (0-4) 5.057001
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
SNELL (TSU) 412100
AKERS (TSU) 312200
CUEVAS (FAMU) 312000
March 01, 20201234567RHE
Tennessee State00011125101
Mississippi Val St0000100173
PitchingIPHRERBBSO
Win: LOVELESS (3-2) 7.071027
Loss: Montes (1-1) 4.041041
BattingABRHRBIBBHR
MELTON (TSU) 403200
Terrones (MVSU) 402000
Sanchez (MVSU) 302000
Tigers Shut Down Florida A&M, Mississippi Valley State
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Tigers Shut Down Florida A&M, Mississippi Valley State

GAME 15: Tennessee State 7, Florida A&M 1
GAME 16: 
Tennessee State 5, Mississippi Valley State 1
RECORDS: 
TSU (7-9), FAMU (2-12), MVSU (3-11)
FIELD: 
MVSU Softball Field
LOCATION: 
Itta Bena, Miss.
WEATHER: 
Sunny, 72

ITTA BENA, Miss.
 --- The Tennessee State softball team received offense and strong pitching performances as they swept on the final day of the MVSU Legends Classic Tournament. The Tigers ran by Florida A&M, 7-1, in game one and revenged a loss from day one with a 5-1 victory over Mississippi Valley State.

Lauren Powell worked a complete game against the Rattlers, surrendering one run on three hits and one walk. Powell struck out seven batters on the day as she improved to 3-5 on the season. Raven Loveless followed with a one run, zero earned, outing. Loveless moved to 3-2 after scattering seven hits and two walks. The sophomore finished with a career high seven strikeouts in the contest.

Patton Akers and Sarah Snell led the offense in the opener with two hits each. Akers finished 2-for-3 with a double, was hit by pitch, scored a run and drove in two. Snell went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Akers ripped a double in the first inning and came in to score two batters later. FAMU evened the score at 1-1 in the second before the Tigers scored six unanswered runs. TSU finished the game with six hits and seven unearned runs off five Rattler errors.

Game two remained scoreless until the Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a Lauren Farias single. The Big Blue made it 2-0 an inning later with a Reese Weber double, immediately followed by a Beckey Melton triple.

Leading 2-1 after five innings, the Tigers would add insurance runs over the final two innings. Akers notched an RBI double in the sixth an inning before Weber and Melton would team up again. Weber opened the seventh with a double and gave way to pinch runner Ivory Jones. Melton followed with her third hit of the game, an RBI single to plate Jones.

The 3-1 record for the weekend improved the Tigers to 7-9 on the season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Tennessee State finished with 16 hits on the day.
  • Patton Akers went 4-for-6 with two doubles, a run and three RBI.
  • Beckey Melton collected four hits on the day, including three hits with a triple in game two.
  • Reese Weber had two doubles on Sunday, hile Katie Schneider hit one.
  • Marisa Mauroschadt led the offense with three runs.
  • Akers topped the unit with three RBI, followed by Melton with two.
  • Weber and Sarah Snell each walked twice, while Akers was hit by pitch twice, while Melton and Mauroschadt was plunked once.
  • The pitching staff and defense were strong committing one error on the day and allowed two runs, one earned.
  • Lauren Powell and Raven Loveless each struck out seven batters.
  • The duo held opponents to a .196 batting average.

TENNESSEE STATE 7, FLORIDA A&M 1
BOX SCORE

 

TENNESSEE STATE 5, MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE 1
BOX SCORE

 

UP NEXT:
The Tigers are off until they travel to Murfreesboro on Wednesday, Mar. 14 for a double header with Middle Tennessee.

NOTES:

  • The Tigers wore their blue jerseys with white pants and blue socks.
  • Beckey Melton produced the first triple of her collegiate career against Mississippi Valley State.
  • With the start against Florida A&M, Lauren Powell made her 97th appearance of her career, tying Tarah Evanisko (2002-05) for fifth in TSU history with 97.
  • Powell also moved into seventh on the TSU Innings Pitch Top 10 as she now has 393.7 in her career, passing Shannon Hicks (2001-04) who finished with 391.
  • Sarah Snell entered the TSU Top 10 for career hits at TSU collecting her 116th knock, tying Tedra Alford (2010-13) for tenth.
  • Patton Akers was hit by a pitch twice on Sunday, moving her into a tie for sixth on the Tigers career list, matching Reese Weber at 15.
  • Akers completed the weekend with nine hits, notching four multiple hit games.
  • Entering the weekend, the senior had 14 multi hit games, four as a freshman, twice as a sophomore, seven times during her junior campaign and one other time this season.

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