Big Innings Trouble @MemphisBaseball in 9-1 Loss to No. 13 Ole Miss
April 8, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two big innings by No. 13 Ole Miss were all the Rebels needed as Memphis was downed on Tuesday night at AutoZone Park 9-1.
A leadoff triple in the third got the Rebels started and a RBI single pushed across the tally. The Rebels used a single followed by a double and walk to load the bases in the fourth with no outs. A double down the leftfield line scored two runs and a one-out groundout brought in a third tally to give Ole Miss the 4-0 advantage.
Ole Miss put together a second big inning in the fifth to take a commanding 8-0 lead. A leadoff double followed by a stolen base and single made it 5-0, but a two-run home run and a solo shot gave the Rebels the 8-0 lead.
After the Rebels extended the lead to 9-1, Memphis scratched across a run to make it 9-1. Jake Little started it off with a single and moved to second as Tucker Tubbs was issued a walk. Following a strikeout, Carter White singled up the middle to drive in Little, but the Tigers ended the inning with runners stranded at first and second.
Tubbs reach base four times in the game, going 3-for-4 at the plate along with a walk. Craig Caufield pitched two nearly perfect innings of relief, holding the Rebels to just one hit through two innings, and striking out four of the eight batters he faced. Ryan Garner took the loss, as the freshman falls to 0-3 on the year.
Memphis travels to Millington, Tenn., on Wednesday to take on Austin Peay at USA Stadium in the W.S. `Babe' Howard Classic. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.