Baseball Swept by Saint Louis, Shutout 11-0 in Series Finale
May. 1, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
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Saint Louis starter Eric Rohr struck out seven in a three-hit shutout to lead Saint Louis to an 11-0 win over Memphis in the series finale between the two schools on Sunday. The sweep was Saint Louis' first over Memphis since 2002.
Tim Landy's RBI-single to rightfield got the Billikens on the board in the second and a two-run double by Bill Musselman extended the SLU lead to 3-0.
The Billikens exploded for four runs in the fourth to take a commanding 7-0 lead. The frame was highlighted by a two-run blast over the wall in centerfield. Drew Eder's two-run double over Ryan Martin's head in the left centerfield gap gave Saint Louis a 9-0 sixth-inning cushion.
A pair of errors, in the seventh, helped SLU plate its final two runs of the afternoon. A two-out infield error by the Tigers allowed two unearned runs to score for the final 11-0.
Memphis made three errors in the contest and recorded just three hits. Martin, K.K. Chalmers and Patrick Hope were the only three Tigers to hit safely in the game. Martin's infield single looked to be a run-scoring hit, but the liner struck the field umpire in the leg, allowing the runners on first and second to advance just base.
Blake Richardson took the loss in his first Conference USA start of the year. The junior college transfer gave up three earned runs in three innings.
Memphis will take the week off from competition and will return to the diamond on Fri., May 6 when the Tigers battle No. 1 Tulane in New Orleans. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.