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Games 19-22: UofM Softball Tournament
Date: Saturday, Mar. 10 - Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Ball Park: Tiger Softball Complex
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Tournament Page: UofM Softball Tournament
Saturday, Mar. 10
vs. Bowling Green - 9:00 a.m.
vs, Butler - 11:15 a.m.
Sunday, Mar. 11
vs. Mississippi Valley State - 10:45 a.m.
vs. Indiana State 1:00 p.m.
Tennessee State enters the UofM Softball Tournament after dropping a home contest to Memphis, 6-1, on Wednesday evening. The Tigers were held to three hits, two of which Emma Colegrove and Erica O’Kane ripped for doubles. Sarah Snell drove in the lone run of the game with a single in the seventh. Snell opened the contest with a walk, extending her reached base streak to nine games. Reese Weber followed Snell on base in the first after getting hit by a pitch, moving her on base in consecutive games run to five.
Top Statistical Tigers (at least 1.5 Plate Appearances Per Game):
Avg.: Katie Schneider - .314
Runs: Kierra Ware - 7
Hits: Sarah Snell - 13
Doubles: Kasey Cox, Katie Schneider - 4
Triples: Kasey Cox, Maddison Clark, Kierra Ware - 1
Home Runs: Erica O'Kane - 2
RBI: Sarah Snell - 6
Stolen Bases: Sarah Snell - 6
Walks: Sarah Snell - 9
On Base Percentage - Reese Weber - .406
ERA: Lauren Powell - 5.97
Wins: Megan Huppe, Lauren Powell - 1
Innings Pitched: Lauren Powell - 58.2
Strikeouts: Lauren Powell - 35
Bowling Green (11-6)
Bowling Green is batting .322 as a team with 27 doubles and 14 home runs. BGSU sport seven batters over .300, including Kali Holcomb who has established the top mark, batting .389 with 21 hits in 54 at bats. Holcomb has 15 runs, with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and a team high 18 RBI. Aspen Searle (.379) and Sammy Dees (.373) have each tallied a squad best 22 hits. Sarah Gonzalez (.356) has equaled Holcomb and Dees with three home runs. Searle leads the Falcons with 16 runs scored, while Dees tops the team with six doubles. Meredith Miller has emerged as the ace of the pitching staff starting 10 games, tossing two shutouts and compiling a 6-2 record and a 1.56 ERA with 82 strikeouts in 62.2 innings of work. Brooke Parker has been solid behind Miller, pitching 36.2 innings, fanning 23, with a 4-4 record, one save and a 3.44 ERA. Kiley Sosby has worked mainly from the bullpen, throwing in 11.0 innings in five appearances. Sosby is 1-0 with a save, a 1.27 ERA and has fanned 18 batters while holding opponents to a .111 batting average.
Jenna Foreman leads the Bulldogs offensively with 21 hits, a .412 batting average and nine stolen bases. Alyssa Garcia follows at .333 (10-for-30). Despite hitting .146, Kaitlin Doud has collected a double, a triple, a home run and a team high seven RBI. Alyssa Lach is second on the team with five runs driven in, but tops the tea, with seven runs scored while hitting at a .211 clip. Alyssa Graves leads the pitching staff at 2-4 with a 1.51 ERA, two shutouts and39 strikeouts in 41.2 innings pitched. Gabbi Schnaiter and Doud are both 1-3, with Schnaiter hurling 24.2 innings to Doud’s 16.2.
Mississippi Valley State (2-11)
Offensively, Jodeci Afoa-Tuia and Sharla Cormier pace the Devilettes, hitting .314 and .294, respectively. Afoa-Tuia tops the squad with 11 hits and four doubles. She also shares the lead with Dejanae Gage in runs scored with five. Cormier is second in doubles with two and in runs with four. Cormier has also been issued a team high five free passes for a leading .385 on base percentage. Gage and Ikeyia Alexander have been the top run producers and each has hit a home run. Alexander leads the way with five runs batted in, while Gage follows with four. In the circle, MVSU has gone with a staff of five hurlers. Alejandra Salazar (0-5, 8.63) has worked 24.1 innings, while Andrea Elmore (0-2, 8.14) has tossed 16.1.
Indiana State (9-6)
This marks the third time the Tigers and Sycamores have met this season. ISU has won the previous two meetings, both at the Chattanooga Challenge in the second week of the season. The Sycamores enter with two players hitting over .300. Leslie Sims is 13-for-36, batting .361, on the year and is 11 points higher than teammate Bella Peterson at .350 (14-for-40). Peterson has hit four doubles and a triple while driving in nine runners. Rebecca Gibbs (.286) has been the biggest run producer for the Sycamores with two doubles, a triple, three dingers, eight runs scored and 15 RBI. In the circle, Abbey Kruzel is 2-0 with a 1.40 ERA in 30.0 innings of work. Arielle Blankenship has tossed 27.0 innings and has amassed 18 strikeouts while posting a 4-2 record with a 2.85 ERA. Della Gher leads ISU with three saves and is 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA in 21.0 innings pitched.