Softball

Lady Tigers Softball Falls in a Close Call to SLU at Home

TSU SoftballHOUSTON – After six complete innings it looked as if and would battle out a hard fought contest down to the wire. At that point of the game neither team had scored a run and both the pitchers on the mound for each team kept opposing hitters off balance.
But in the seventh inning that all changed when SLU struck first taking the first advantage of the night as connected on a solo homerun to left field. Down by run going into the bottom half of the seventh Texas Southern got the offensive break they had been looking for all night.

ripped a shot to left field scoring pinch runner while on that same play the game winning go ahead run was tagged out at home plate in an extremely close call. flied out to right field to end the inning as Southeastern got out of a jam with two TSU runners left on base.

“I’m extremely proud of the way we competed tonight,” said TSU head coach . “Our kids played hard against a quality Southland opponent. We had a couple of close breaks there at the end that could’ve easily changed the outcome of the game.”

A SLU single by would be the deciding factor in the contest as managed to get across home plate for what would turn out to be the game winning run. In the bottom half of the eighth Texas Southern left two runners stranded as a popup to SLU’s relief pitcher brought the hard fought contest to a close.

“Our goal is to continue to get better,” said Barker. “”We have a team that works in practice hard and playing games like this early will go a long way towards preparing for conference play. There’s a lot of talented teams in the SWAC in both divisions. We have to get ourselves ready to play at a high level consistently as the season goes on.”

Texas Southern is scheduled to resume play at home on Friday, February 22 with a doubleheader against the University of Houston-Victoria. First pitch on Friday is slated for 2:00 pm at Memorial Park.

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