By Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – After a tough offensive outing against Bowling Green on Friday, the Tennessee Tech's offensive woes continued on Saturday as the Golden Eagles were held to one run in two games, falling 9-0 in five innings to Western Kentucky, then 6-1 to Marshall.
The Golden Eagles (5-4) conclude their play in the Chattanooga Challenge at 11 a.m. Central as they take on tournament host Chattanooga at Frost Stadium.
Against WKU, Tech was held to one hit – a double for Sydney Love-Baker – as the Golden Eagles drew two walks and struck out nine times.
Alyssa Arden (3-1) took the defeat, allowing nine runs on 10 hits, walking three and striking out two in 3 1/3 innings of work. Callie Piper closed out the game, walking three in two-thirds of a frame.
Kendall Smith led Western Kentucky at the plate as she drove in three runs on a 2-for-3 effort, including a home run.
It was a close game through the first five innings behind the effort from Haeli Bryson, with a 2-1 deficit entering the sixth. But an Aly Harrell grand slam in that frame put the Thundering Herd out of reach.
Bryson went six frames, allowing six runs – only two earned – on nine hits with a walk and a strikeout.
Tech's lone run scored in the fourth inning, tying the game at one as Nicolle Nysted's grounder to short allowed Lowery to score.