Tiger Baseball Sweeps Mississippi Valley State 13-3, 13-5
April 30, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
Mississippi Valley State (23-24) 200 000 01 - 3 7 2 Memphis (22-21) 017 120 02 - 13 15 1
The University of Memphis baseball team pounded out 36 hits and scored 26 runs en route to a doubleheader sweep of Mississippi Valley State Sunday afternoon at Nat Buring Stadium.
The Tigers used an overwhelming seven run third inning to breeze to a 13-3 seven-inning win in the opener.
Mississippi Valley State posted two runs in the first inning, but it was all Memphis from then on. The Tigers got on the board in the second when Kyle Norrid drove a double to the left center gap and scored on a sac fly by Joey Lieberman.
The Tigers crossed a run in the fourth and got a two-run blast from Will Petersen in the fifth to go up 11-2. The U of M answered a seventh-inning tally by the Delta Devils with a pair of unearned runs to end the game 13-3.
Drew Jaudon picked up the win for Memphis after tossing two innings of scoreless relief.
Mississippi Valley State (23-25) 200 001 110 - 5 5 1 Memphis (23-21) 302 141 20X - 13 21 2
The nightcap started off in the same fashion as the first game, with MVSU jumping on top 2-0 on an infield fielding error and a wild pitch. However, Memphis erased the early deficit in the bottom half of the inning on a three-run bomb off the bat of Bill Moss.
Memphis added two more scores in the third and another in the fourth, before opening the contest up with four tallies in the fifth for a 10-2 advantage.
A two-run homer from Jordan Tolliver made it 13-4 in the home half of the seventh. Tolliver went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI.
Freshman Scott McGregor was the winner for Memphis. He struck out three in three innings. Five other Tiger hurlers held MVSU to three hits through the remainder of the contest.
Memphis will return to the diamond on Friday when it opens a three-game Conference USA series with UAB.