Softball Recaps: April 19
Tennessee State 7, Alabama A&M 0
NORMAL, Ala. - Alabama A&M's bats were held in check durin a double-header sweep versus Tennessee State. The Lady Bulldogs fell 2-1 in game one, and 7-0 in game two.
AAMU had three hits in each game. The Lady Bulldogs struck first when Danielle Hansell drew a walk and was driven in by a Viridiana Ramos single. However, that was all the Lady Bulldogs would muster offensively.
Imani Largin and Caitlyn Hayden combined to clamp down on Tennessee State through much of the game, but Tennessee State tied it when -- down to its last out -- the visitors got a RBI single in the seven inning. TSU went on to win it in the eighth with another two-out RBI.
Hayden took the loss, going 6.0 innings and fanning four while allowing two runs (zero earned).
In game two, Alabama A&M was done in by a rough fourth inning where Rachel Sanders and the Lady Bulldogs surrendered six runs on three hits, falling behind 7-0 at the end of it.
Sanders was charged with three earned runs of the seven allowed, scattering seven hits in a complete-game effort.
Texas 5, Texas Southern 0
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Southern was held to three hits in a 5-0 defeat at in-state foe Texas Wednesday evening.
The Longhorns got on the board 2-0 when a sacrifice fly by Taylor Ellsworth allowed multiple runs to score as TSU's Gisella Paranich made an errant throw following her catch.
Paranich drew a wak in the second and Kelsey Riley beat out a infield hit to give TSU a scoring chance, but UT's Tierra Davis escaped the jam. Texas added two runs in the third, and TSU's last major threat came in the sixth, where the Lady Tigers got two on before Chanler Powell hit into a double play.
Tyra Williams was assesed the loss, walking five and allowing three earned runs (five total) in 5.1 innings.