March 13, 2011
Tigers spoil Tech’s bid for a sweep
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Just as the previous two games between
the softball teams of Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State went,
hitting was at a premium. However, it was TSU that came out on top
this time as the Tigers dealt the Golden Eagles a 4-1 loss.
The bulk of the games scoring came in the third inning as four
of the game's five runs were scored.
The Tigers scored all three of their third-inning runs with
two outs, using a solo home run off the bat of Tedra Alford to left
center, and a two-run double from Jill Gardner, to put TSU in front
TSU's Caitlin Eaton circled the wagons as she allowed just
three Tech base runners in the final four innings en route to the
Tigers 4-1 win.
Eaton improved to 4-6 on the season, while junior Holly Thomas
saddled with the loss, falling to 6-3 on the season. Thomas gave up
four runs, all of which were earned, while striking out six.
Tech (9-8, 2-1 OVC) hosts a doubleheader against Tennessee
Wesleyan Tuesday, with the first game slated at 3 p.m.