@MemphisBaseball Bats Fall Silent in Loss to UCF
April 13, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis was shutout for the first time this season and had only two hits in a 10-0 loss on Sunday to UCF at FedExPark.
The Knights grabbed a 2-0 advantage in the third via three hits in the inning. A leadoff single set the table and a one-out single put two on for the Knights. UCF executed the double steal to put runners in scoring position and a single and sacrifice bunt plated the runs.
The Tigers attempted to rally in the bottom half, but a leadoff double was stranded at second. Two strikeouts and a fly out ended the hope for Memphis in the third.
UCF used big two-out hitting to open up a 6-0 advantage in the sixth inning. Back-to-back two-out doubles made it 3-0 and an infield single put two runners on with two out. A three-run home run to left-centerfield made it 6-0.
Memphis’ biggest chance came in the seventh as three walks loaded the bases with two outs in the frame. The first walk chased the starter from the game, but two walks from the reliever forced UCF back to the pen. A strikeout left the bases loaded and Memphis continued to trail 6-0.
The Knights earned the run-rule victory by scoring four runs in the eighth to take a 10-0 advantage. A walk, single and hit batter loaded the bases before a second walk in the inning plated a run. A single to centerfield drove in two more before a sacrifice fly ended the scoring.
Memphis got hits from Kane Barrow and Keaton Aldridge in the game, but was out-hit 13-2. With the hit, Barrow extended his season-best hit streak to nine games. Colin Lee (1-4) took the loss as he allowed six runs, all earned, on 10 hits in six innings of work. UCF starter Ryan Meyer (3-0) earned the win as he shutout the Tigers on two hits over 6.2 innings.
The Tigers continue a seven-game home stand with a midweek matchup against Arkansas State on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.