Trimiar, LaSala homer, but Tech falls at Lipscomb

Trimiar, LaSala homer, but Tech falls at Lipscomb

By Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Home runs for Alexis Trimiar and Gabby LaSala weren't enough on Wednesday afternoon as the Tennessee Tech softball team took a tough 8-3 defeat to Lipscomb on the Draper Diamond.

The Lady Bisons (21-11-1) held the Golden Eagles to just three hits – the two homers and a double for Ashley McGowan – as Megan Gray went the distance, walking four and striking out six along with the three earned runs.

Alyssa Arden fell to 7-6 on the season as she allowed six runs – five earned – on seven hits in four innings of work. She walked four and struck out one. Kayla Hughes came on in relief and threw the final two frames, allowing two runs on four hits, walking three and striking out one.

Tech took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second as LaSala walked on an eight-pitch at-bat to lead off the frame, then, with one down after a Hallie Davis pop-up to short, Trimiar hit her second home run of the season to left center field.

However, Lipscomb answered with a pair of runs in the home half of the second as Destinee Brewer hit a two-run single to second base, driving in Graysen Gladden and Jenna Pealor. The Lady Bison added three more runs in the third as Pealor had an RBI double to right center, driving in Jordan Fortel, then Gladden tripled to drive in Pealor and Khayla Turner.

Fortel later drove in a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 6-2 game for the Lady Bisons.

LaSala hit a solo home run in the sixth inning for her sixth of the season and fourth homer in the last three games.

Lipscomb concluded its scoring as Fortel and Gladden hit RBI singles in the bottom of the sixth.

Tech (12-13) returns to action on Friday as it hosts Eastern Illinois in a doubleheader, starting at 4 p.m. from the Tech Softball Field. Admission to the games is free.