Against the light drizzle and strong winds Tuesday, Grambling’s Lady Tigers softball team put in a strong effort in defeat against Lady Generals of Louisiana State University at Alexandria. GSU came up one run short with a final score of 5-4.
Entering the sixth inning, the Tigers were down three runs, 4-1, needing a burst of energy to change up the pace of the game. Jassitte Richardson shifted the game’s momentum with her run to close the gap. The Lady Tigers tried to keep scoring pace with two runs from Ashanti Joe and Briana Carmoche. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough: the final score was 5-4.
The three game series against University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff ended in a major scoring deficit for the Lady Tigers. Scoring was a key factor in the Lady Tigers lost giving up 25 runs throughout the weekend. In the first game GSU lost 9-3 and game two were defeated 7-2. In Sunday’s game, GSU fell 9-1.
UAPB stormed the diamond on fire with runs from Delva Jackson, Heather Leigh, Tiressa Jacobs, and Kelsey Ridgeway all in the first inning. Going into the third inning, GSU were still scoreless.
After two RBIs for Ridgeway she scores again, followed by Jacobs. (at the bottom) of the third inning, Jassitte Richardson made it to home plate for the first time for GSU that afternoon. Ivory Nichols and Briana Carmouche added two runs in the fourth.
The second game started on a different note for the Lady Tigers. Ashanti Joe scored first, leading Grambling off to a good start. Both teams were scoreless during the second inning. However, scores from Jasmine Hardwrick, Lacie Sutterfield, Leigh, and Jackson put UAPB back on top by the fifth inning. Carmouche scored the only, other score for GSU. The game ended 7-2 on Saturday evening.
The Lady Tigers ended the series with UAPB on Sunday afternoon. After a 0-2 lost against UAPB in Saturday’s double-header, Grambling was looking to make a comeback in their final matchup of the weekend.
However, the Lady Tigers fell short again, 9-1.
Grambling’s Lady Tiger will take on the SWAC opponent, Prairie View A&M Lady Panther , on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Grambling Softball Complex.