Tiger Baseball Races Past Middle Tennessee, 17-3
March 20, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
Middle Tennessee (10-12) 120 000 000 - 3 5 2 Memphis (13-6) 110 620 70X - 17 17 3
The Memphis offense exploded for six runs in the fourth inning and never looked back as it used 17 hits to defeat Middle Tennessee 17-3 on Tuesday evening at Nat Buring Stadium. Memphis improves to 13-6, while Middle Tennessee falls to 10-12.
The Tiger offense was led by Bill Moss, who was perfect in three at-bats and added four RBI and three runs scored. The senior's first-inning home run was his seventh of the season--setting a new career high. Sophomore third baseman Eric Farrell was 2-for-3 on the night and drove in three. In all, seven Memphis hitters posted multiple hits in the game.
Freshman Dylan Cupples picked up his first collegiate win after scattering five hits over 6.2 innings and striking out four. Blue Raider freshman Tyler Hyde was tagged with the loss.
In addition to the six-run fourth, Memphis plated a season-high seven runs in the seventh frame for the 17-3 final. Tigers hurlers Cupples, Chris South, Lance Scoggins and Nathan Hill held the Blue Raiders scoreless ove the last seven innings of play.
Memphis and Middle Tennessee will wrap up the two-game midweek series on Wednesday, with the first pitch set for 4 p.m.