Tigers Fall to Arkansas State 10-1
May 10, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Arkansas State starter Stephen Tharp held Memphis to just five hits in seven innings to pace the Indians to a 10-1 win over the Tigers Tuesday night in non-conference action at Nat Buring Stadium. Memphis ties a program high with its 37th loss of the season.
The Indians opened the scoring in the first when leadoff hitter Michael Williams Jr. led off the game with a double to leftfield. He advanced to third on a fly ball and scored on a wild pitch.
It was all ASU from then on as Chris Rich and Geoff Desmond roped back-to-back homers in the third for a 4-1 lead.
RBI's by Bret Kinning and Rich made it 6-1 in the fourth before the Indians put the contest out of reach with four unearned runs in the seventh for the final 10-1 score.
Blake Richardson was the loser despite fanning a career-high seven ASU batters. The junior allowed six runs on seven hits in four innings of work.
Memphis will now prepare for a matchup with UT-Martin on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at Nat Buring Stadium.