Michael Murray's Late-Game Heroics Sends Memphis Past Austin Peay 4-3
Go Tigers! Senior Will Petersen belted his first homer of the year in the first inning of Tuesday's 4-3 win over Austin Peay.
Go Tigers!
Senior Will Petersen belted his first homer of the year in the first inning of Tuesday's 4-3 win over Austin Peay.
Go Tigers!

April 17, 2007

Box Score

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -

Memphis 4, Austin Peay 3
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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.

Murray led Memphis with a 3-for-3 performance and a pair of RBI. Joey Lieberman added two hits and Will Petersen homered in his first at-bat of the night.

Brennon Martin struck out three in a solid 6.1 innings of work in his first collegiate start.


The Tigers got a valiant effort from freshman starter Brennon Martin. In his first career start, the Harding Academy product worked 6.1 innings and scattered seven hits. He surrendered just two runs and fanned three. Yokley came on in relief in the eight and struck out three to pick up his fourth win of the year.

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.

 

 

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