This past Saturday, Savannah State University’s softball team (6-13) fell to Alabama State University (7-12) 4-3 in eight innings in game one and 9-8 in game two Saturday at the Tiny Laster Tournament.
Junior pitcher Amanda Hallman went 5-for-5 with two runs scored, two doubles, a home run and three RBIs with a 2.000 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .875 in both games, while junior right fielder Alexis Singleton went 6-for-9 with a run scored and recorded a .667 slugging percentage and a .667 on-base percentage.
Senior first baseman Torrian Wright went 3-for-6 with an RBI and recorded a .500 slugging percentage and a .625 on-base percentage.
The Lady Tigers bounced back in the top half of the inning with five runs scored to take an 8-6 lead after the top of the fifth inning. Cortni Jones started the winning with a double, followed by a walk by Wright, who was replaced by Tamara Jones pinch running. Hallman double to right center to bring in Cortni Jones and to put runners on second and third with no outs.
Eichenlaub singled to center field to bring home Tamara Jones and advanced to second on the throw to home. Smith singled to left field to bring home Hallman and Eichenlaub to take a 7-6 lead. Eccles sacrificed Smith to third and Jenkins was thrown out at first to allow Smith to score to take an 8-6 lead. Singleton singled to the pitcher, but a groundout to the third baseman ended the inning.
The Lady Hornets scored a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to cut SSU’s lead to a run, 8-7, after five innings after an RBI sacrifice fly and tied the game at eight in the bottom of the sixth inning after an RBI single.
The Lady Tigers went three-up and threedown in the top of the seventh inning and ASU won the game on a two-out RBI single to left field to win by a run.
Alabama State was led by Jenna Mae Thorne, who went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while Carly Evans, Laura Aguilar and Alexia Boggess each recorded two hits. Phelps (5-4) picked up the win pitching the final 2.1 shutout innings giving up two hits with a walk.
The Lady Tigers finish the tournament in Irondale, Ala., on Sunday with Grambling State at 11 a.m. and Mississippi Valley State at 1:30 p.m.