Michael Murray's Late-Game Heroics Sends Memphis Past Austin Peay 4-3
April 17, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
Austin Peay (20-15) 000 100 110 - 3 10 1 Memphis (23-14) 100 110 01X - 4 10 1
Senior Michael Murray shot a single through the right side to score Kyle Norrid for the go-ahead run and Matt Yokley (4-2) sat Austin Peay down in order in the ninth to seal a 4-3 win for Memphis, Tuesday night at Nat Buring Stadium. Memphis snaps a five-game losing streak to the Governors and improves to 23-14 with its fourth straight win.
With the contest tied at 3-3 and one out, Norrid got the game-winning inning going when he lined a double into the right centerfield gap. Adam Amar walked and Norrid moved to third on a wild pitch by Gov closer Ben Wilshire. That set up a golden opportunity for Murray, who has been one of the hottest hitters in the Tigers lineup.
The eighth inning rally was set up by a rally from the visitors in the seventh and eighth. Ahead 3-1, Memphis gave up a bases loaded walk in the seventh. Jacob Crass, the brother of former Tiger Joe Crass, tied the game in the eight inning with an RBI-double.
Wilshire (1-4) was tagged with the loss after allowing the game-winning run to score on a pair of base hits in an inning of relief.
The two squads will square off again tomorrow in Clarksville, Tenn. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.