Baseball Tops Thoroughbreds, 10-5
April 17, 2002
Freshman second baseman Chris Godwin was 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored to help Memphis to a 10-5 win over Murray State at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky., Wednesday afternoon.
Godwin, who tripled and belted his second career home run in the seventh, was one of three freshman who posted extra-base hits. Shortstop Brent Dlugach hit his team-leading seventh home run in the seventh and centerfielder Jordan Hart was 2-for-4 with a double and triple.
Tiger freshmen combined for a 6-for-11 performance with five runs and six RBI on two home runs, two triples and a double.
The Tigers manufactured a run in the top of the first when senior designated hitter Paul Reuer doubled, moved to third on Paul Cookman's groundout and scored on a one-out sacrifice fly from Dlugach. It was the only run the Tigers could manage in the opening frame, but the Tigers would lead throughout.
Freshman right-hander Michael Novarese allowed two runs (one earned) on just three hits over 5.0 innings to pick-up the win in relief of freshman starter Daniel de Armas. de Armas allowed three runs on five hits over 4.0 innings.
Memphis is back in action on Friday when it hosts Alabama-Birmingham in the first of a critical three-game Conference USA series at AutoZone Park at 7 p.m.