Baseball Claims 5-1 Triumph Over Arkansas-Little Rock
March 12, 2005
MILLINGTON, Tenn. -
UALR 001 000 000 - 1 6 1 MEMPHIS 300 100 01x - 5 9 3Adam Amar went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and four RBI, while senior pitcher Daniel de Armas gave up one run on just three hits in five innings to power Memphis to a 5-1 win over Arkansas-Little Rock (9-13) in the second day of the USA Challenge. Memphis (5-5) snaps a three-game losing skid with the win.
Memphis bats came alive early in the contest as shortstop Jordan Tolliver got the Tigers going with a double to the leftfield corner. Patrick Hope connected with a single to left to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, dating back to last season. Amar followed Hope with his team-leading second round tripper of the year.
Tommy Bryant singled home the Trojans only run of the contest to shave the Tigers lead to 3-1 in the third.
But Memphis answered back with a run in the fourth, on an RBI-single off the bat of Amar, and another in the eighth after Hope drove Chris Newsom in on a single through the right side.
de Armas (1-0) earned his first win of the year. Drew Jaudon continued to be effective in relief as he allowed just three hits in three innings. Chris Davis finished the contest, working a one-two-three ninth. Cody Fry (1-1) was the loser on the mound for UALR.
The Tiger offense was paced by Amar's three hits, while Tolliver and Hope each posted a pair of hits.
Memphis will round out the weekend of competition on Sunday when they face the tournament host, Indiana State Sycamores. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.