Tiger Baseball Secures First Back-to-Back Winning Seasons Since 1994-95 With 10-5 Win at Arkansas State
May 8, 2007
JONESBORO, Ark. -
Memphis (30-18) 120 110 104 - 10 13 1 Arkansas State (19-29) 120 000 002 - 5 14 2
Freshman Brennon Martin scattered 10 hits and struck out four in 6.1 innings of work and senior Adam Amar tied the Memphis' all-time RBI record with a run-scoring single in the first inning, as the Tigers clinched their 30th win of the year in a 10-5 victory over Arkansas State Tuesday evening at Tomlinson Stadium. Amar's RBI was his 170th and ties him with Chris Marable, who lettered at the U of M from 1986-89.
The win guarantees the Tigers fourth winning season since 1995. It also seals the programs first back-to-back winning seasons since the 1994 and 1995 campaigns.
Michael Murray led the Memphis attack with three hits, while Bill Moss, Kyle Norrid, Ben Grisham and Eric Farrell added a pair of base knocks each. Norrid drove in two and hit his fourth homer of the year in the seventh inning.
Memphis put its leadoff runner on base in eight of the nine innings and three Tiger hurlers--Martin, Garrett Hachtel and Matt Yokley--retired Arkansas State's leadoff hitter in seven innings, including each of the first six.
The two squads will meet in the series finale on Wednesday at Nat Buring Stadium. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.