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Games 23-27: Belmont/TSU Invitational
Date: Friday, Mar. 16 - Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Ball Park: Tiger Field
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Tournament Page: Belmont/TSU Invitational
Friday, Mar. 16
vs. Rhode Island - 3:30 p.m.
vs. St. Bonaventure - 5:45 p.m.
Ball State vs. Rhode Island - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 17
vs. Samford - 10:00 a.m.
vs. Ball State - 12:15 p.m.
St. Bonaventure vs. Ball State - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 18
vs. Rhode Island - 10:00 a.m.
The Tigers are fresh off a trip to Memphis where they finished 1-3 at the UofM Tournament. TSU’s win came in a 5-0 decision over Bowling Green. Lauren Powell pitched the second shutout of her career as she held the Falcons to three hits in the Tigers 5-0 win. Powell was a hard luck loser to Mississippi Valley State as she surrendered two runs on five hits. Sarah Snell walked six times on the week giving her a .647 on base percentage as she went 5-for-11 (.455), scoring two runs, driving in one and stealing four bases. The junior reached in all five games and extended her streak of consecutive games reaching safely to 13. Snell also recorded one sacrifice last week.
Top Statistical Tigers (at least 1.5 Plate Appearances Per Game):
Avg.: Katie Schneider - .311
Runs: Sarah Snell - 8
Hits: Sarah Snell - 17
Doubles: Kasey Cox, Katie Schneider - 4
Triples: Kasey Cox, Maddison Clark, Kierra Ware - 1
Home Runs: Erica O'Kane - 2
RBI: Katie Schneider - 7
Stolen Bases: Sarah Snell, Tassy Lyles - 8
Walks: Sarah Snell - 14
On Base Percentage - Sarah Snell - .440
Slugging Percentage - Maddison Clark - .410
ERA: Lauren Powell - 5.08
Wins: Lauren Powell - 2
Innings Pitched: Lauren Powell - 71.2
Strikeouts: Lauren Powell - 40
Rhode Island (1-15)
Erica Robles leads URI with a .357 batting average. The sophomore has hit three doubles and a home run while scoring twice and driving in six. Kylie Shivery leads the Rams with two dingers and seven runs batted in, while Erika Yeager tops the offense with five doubles and is just behind Shivery and Robles with five RBI. Emily Zembik tops Rhode Island in the speed department with six stolen bases. Riley Kernan fell to 1-4 after dropping a decision at Middle Tennessee on Wednesday evening and now sports a 6.20 ERA. Becca Rogers leads URI in innings pitched with 34.0 and has struck out 28 batters while compiling an 0-6 record and a 3.50 ERA.
St. Bonaventure (3-9)
Olivia Golay, in just seven games, is batting .533 with eight hits in 15 at bats. In that time, Golay has knocked four doubles and a home run. Golay, along with Alexandra Deal lead the Bonnies with seven runs batted in. Deal leads SBU in runs (8), triples (3) and stolen bases (5).Rylee Hehir has been the workhorse with 28.0 innings in six appearances. Hehir is 2-3 on the year with a 5.50 ERA and 32 strikeouts.
Samford has teamed for 30 doubles and 13 home runs despite hitting just .235 on the year. Whitney Hinton leads with four round trippers and 16 RBI. Hannah Trombley follows with three dingers and 13 driven in. Shelby Maze tops the Bulldogs with 23 hits and a .299 average. In the circle, Taylor DeCelles has worked 68.0 innings and is 3-8 with 22 strikeouts. Annalyn Yantis is 2-5 while pitching 49.1 innings to give support to DeCelles.
Ball State (15-8)
Ball State is batting .270 as a team with 34 doubles and 19 home runs. Haley Dominique is one of three batters over .300 as she has 29 hits in 75 at bats for a .387 average. Dominique has scored a team high 16 times and has six doubles, a triple, two home runs, 19 RBI and 12 walks. Janae Hogg (.344) has provided the power source hitting eight bombs and six doubles and has team highs in runs batted in (22) walks (16), on base percentage (.488) and slugging (.813). Haley Demnianiuk is batting .333 with a team best three stolen bases. Demnianiuk has reached base 38 times behind 21 hits, nine walks and has been hit by pitch eight times. Aeshia Miles has emerged as the team ace with an 8-4 record, a 1.85 ERA, two shutouts and 68 strikeouts in 75.2 innings. Carolyn Wilmes provides support with 41 strikeouts in 46.0 innings and is 5-3 with a 3.65. Alyssa Rothwell is 2-1 with four saves in 17 games of relief. Rothwell has fanned 29 batters in 31.2 innings while compiling a 2.21 ERA.