Tennessee State softball falls to Morehead State, 6-1

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Tennessee State 9-10, 0-1 OVC

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Winner Morehead State 7-6, 1-0 OVC

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W: BEGLEY, Jessie (4-1) LCastillo, Reina (4-1) 

The Tennessee State softball team had a tough showing on Sunday, falling to the Morehead State Eagles by a final score of 6-1. Today’s game marked the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams. 

Junior Reina Castillo (4-1) got the ball to start for Tennessee State (9-10, 0-1) and took the loss marking her first of the season. The right-hander went four innings, giving up three runs, one earned, on three hits, allowing one walk and striking out two.

Sophomore Onnika Spencer led the way offensively for the Tigers, going 2-for-3 in the ballgame with an RBI.


The Tigers put runs on the scoreboard first, starting the scoring in the second inning. TSU got an RBI single from Spencer, scoring senior Nahtali Simpson from second base. The Tigers were unable to hold the lead, as Morehead State scored six times over the remaining five innings to grab the 6-1 win.


» Tennessee State’s highest-scoring inning was the second, when it pushed one run across.
» Tennessee State pitchers faced 28 Morehead State hitters in the game, allowing six ground balls and six fly balls while striking out five.
» Spencer led the Tigers at the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.
» Morehead State was led offensively by junior Ilencia Lightbody, who went 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI.
» Sophomore Jessie Begley led the Eagles pitching staff, throwing seven innings of one-run ball.


The two teams will play a double-header tomorrow afternoon starting at 11:00 a.m. CT. 

Next Game:
at Morehead State
3/11/2024 | 11:00 PM CT

Team Statistics

PITCHINGW: BEGLEY, Jessie (4-1)LCastillo, Reina (4-1)

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BATTINGRBI:Spencer, Onnika 1BASERUNNING:RUNS:Simpson, Nahtali 1

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BATTING:2B: CRIPPS, Kaytlyn 1HR: LIGHTBODY, Ilencia 1RBI: LIGHTBODY, Ilencia 1; CERVANTES, Samantha 2SH: LIGHTBODY, Ilencia 1; LIGHTBODY, Azea 1BASERUNNING:RUNS: MONTOYA, Darlene 2; LIGHTBODY, Ilencia 1; JORDAN, Peyton 1; CERVANTES, Samantha 1; CRIPPS, Kaytlyn 1SB: JORDAN, Peyton 1; CERVANTES, Samantha 1; LIGHTBODY, Azea 1CS: CERVANTES, Samantha 1HBP: MONTOYA, Darlene 1PO: CERVANTES, Samantha 1

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