Barnes' Seven-Inning Complete Game Tames Tigers 3-2
March 30, 2011
The Delta Devils took full advantage of a productive fourth inning, driving in three runs on three hits and one Tiger error.
MVSU began its barrage of runs in the fourth inning when Scott Hornstra notched an RBI double, scoring Jerry Hildreth with no outs. The Delta Devils then loaded the bases and Matt Burton sent a sac fly to right field, scoring Hornstra. MVSU then scored another run (Norman) on a Tigers’ errant pick-off attempt, Memphis’ second error of the evening.
Memphis quickly retaliated in the bottom of the fourth when Phillip Chapman connected on an RBI double, scoring T.J. Rich. In the next at-bat, senior Robby Graham then knocked an RBI single to right field, scoring Chapman. Graham unfortunately was stranded at second when McClain grounded out to second base to end the inning and the Tigers’ surge.
In his third start of the season, freshman lefty Erik Schoenrock threw 78 pitches in four and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits, three runs and striking-out three. Schoenrock was relieved by RHP Tyler Farley in the top of the fifth. Farley then went the stretch for the Tigers, pitching the remaining two and one third innings, allowing one hit and striking out two MVSU batters.
The Tigers offensive efforts were led by senior Phillip Chapman who finished with one hit, one RBI and one run scored.
MVSU’s Barnes pitched a complete game allowing four hits, two runs and striking out five batters.
Memphis continues its ten-game home stand with a three-game set against Alcorn State this weekend. First pitch to open the weekend is set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1.