The Lady Bulldogs had a good showing in the Appalachian Athletic conference tournament finishing 3rd.
TWU won their first game over Point University, 3-2. A three-run outburst in the third was all No. 4 seed Tennessee Wesleyan needed to scoot by fifth-seeded Point in the opener. Down 1-0 in the bottom of the third, Baylee Sutton doubled to deep-right center field to drive in two runs to put Tennessee Wesleyan up. Alyssa King followed with a RBI double to up the margin to 3-1. It remained a two-run game until the fifth when Point scored off an Amber Anderson groundout. With runners on the corners and one out, Anderson grounded out to short to allow Leslie Hinkle to come home and make it a 3-2 game. Point made things interesting in the seventh, though. With two outs, the Skyhawks collected a single and a walk to put two on. However, reliever Hanna Manley struck the final batter out looking to seal the 3-2 win. Rachel Mathews picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on four hits and one walk in six innings of work. Manley notched her second save of the season, striking out three.
The rains caused the Lady Bulldogs next game to be pushed to Friday morning when they faced Reinhardt University. TWU fell 6-5. Reinhardt survived a scare, scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull out the one-run victory. The Eagles took an early 4-0 lead in the first, but the Lady Bulldogs racked up five runs in the top of the sixth to take a 5-4 lead. Baylee Sutton put Tennessee Wesleyan on top with a three-run home run to left field.
However, Reinhardt loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth, scoring the tying run on a fielders' choice in which an out was not able to be made. The eventual game-winning run came home thanks to a bases-loaded walk.
Falling into the loser's bracket the Lady Bulldogs would then face Truett McConnell who they defeated 5-0 to send them home. Rachel Mathews hurled a six-hit shutout to keep Tennessee Wesleyan's postseason hopes alive. The Lady Bulldog hurler allowed on walk and fanned four in the win. Tennessee Wesleyan scored twice in the third and tacked on three insurance runs in the fifth for the 5-0 win. Alyssa King lined a two-run single in the third, while Bailey Sutton belted a three-run home run fifth.
The Lady Bulldogs finished up Friday night with a 6-4 win over Union. Union cracked the scoring column in the top of the first when Tedder picked up a bases-loaded walk. Yet, Tennessee Wesleyan came up with three in the bottom of the second to jump out to a 3-1 lead. With the bases loaded, Mackenzie Hopkins knocked in a run with an infield single, but two more runs scored thanks to a throwing error. Tedder picked up her second RBI of the game with a single to drive in Moore to make it 3-2 in the third. Later in the frame, Mandy Head blasted a double to deep left-center field to send Tedder home and tie the game at 3-all. However, Tennessee Wesleyan logged another three-run rally in the fourth to claim a 6-3 advantage. Sutton lined a two-run single to make it 5-3, and Brianna Muller pushed a run across following a bases-loaded walk. Union's Bass lined a single to left to score pinch-runner Destinee Arnold, cutting the margin to 6-4 in the fifth. Union continued to battle but could not muster any more runs as Tennessee Wesleyan held on for the two-run win. Sutton led Tennessee Wesleyan at the plate in going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
The Lady Bulldogs came back Saturday morning to face Milligan College for a chance to be in the Championship game against Reinhardt. Milligan scored two in the top of the first which proved to be all that was needed for the victory. The Lady Bulldogs left two on base in the bottom of the first, then three on in 4th and 5th innings. Morgan Boggess took the loss pitching four and 2/3 innings. She struck out 2 and gave up two runs on three hits.