Tiger Offense Comes to Life In 16-4 Victory Over Siena
March 17, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis (7-11) pounded out 17 hits and scored a season-high 16 runs in a 16-4 victory over Siena (2-16) on Saturday at FedExPark.
Siena scored a run in the top of the second, but the Tigers tacked on three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 6-1 lead. Keaton Aldridge laid down a bunt and beat the throw to first, but the throw was wide allowing the first run to score in the frame. Two batters later, Zach Willis laced a RBI-double down the left field line to plate two more runs.
After the Saints plated two runs in the top half of the third, Memphis got one of the two back as Jacob Wilson tagged and scored on a foul ball caught in left field. The Tigers plated three runs in the fifth, all with two outs in the inning. McClain singled, stole second and a walk put two on with two out. Jacob Wilson followed with a RBI single and a Derrick Thomas triple plated two more runs to give Memphis a 10-3 lead.
The Tigers added five runs in the fifth to take a commanding 15-3 lead. Ford Wilson started the frame with a home run over the left field fence, his second career homer.
McClain recorded his second RBI of the afternoon as two runs scored on a single to left. Two Tigers were hit by a pitch to load the bases and T.J. Rich laced a single to right to drive in two runs.
Memphis added a run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Hynes. Siena used a sacrifice fly to score a run in the seventh, making the Memphis lead 16-4.
Gross, Thomas and Rich recorded two hits throughout the contest, while Willis, McClain and Jacob Wilson finished the game with three hits, a piece. Memphis out-hit Siena 17-9 for the game. Willis, McClain, Hynes, Jacob Wilson and Thomas each registered two RBI, while Rich led the Tigers with three RBI.
Dan Langfield struck out eight and allowed three runs on six hits in five innings to earn his fourth win of the season. Justin Brantley was saddled with the loss after allowing 10 run, nine earned, on 10 hits in 3.2 innings on the mound.
Game two of the doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 3:20 p.m. at FedExPark.