Three-Run Seventh Inning Powers Baseball to 7-3 Win over UT-Martin
May 11, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis reliever Drew Jaudon held UT-Martin scoreless in four innings of action, while the Tiger offense used a three-run seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and snap its 10-game losing skid with a 7-3 win over the Skyhawks in the final non-conference home game of the season for Memphis. Adam Amar finished the night 4-for-5 with three RBI and K.K. Chalmers extended his career-high hitting streak to 10 games with a 2-for-4 effort.
The Tigers opened the scoring in the first, after Jordan Tolliver and Chalmers reached on consecutive singles. Amar put Memphis on the board with a single to left center and Cory Barton scored Chalmers on a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.
Memphis expanded its lead to 3-0 when Eric Smith deposited a Casey Estill offering over the centerfield wall. The solo shot was Smith's first of his career.
The Skyhawks plated runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth to tie the ballgame at 3-3. The UTM comeback was highlighted by a solo home run by Zach Dean in the fifth.
Back-to-back doubles by Chad House and Amar put Memphis back on top 4-3. Barton was then hit by a pitch and Newsom reached on a bunt single to load the bases with one out. Patrick Hope grounded to third to score Amar. But Barton was allowed to score from second when UT-Martin second baseman Nick Bruner's throw to first, to double Hope up, sailed wide and into the Tiger dugout.
Jaudon (2-3) entered the game in the sixth, and shut the Skyhawks down to earn his third win of the season. The junior allowed just one hit and fanned one in four innings of relief. Martin reliever Jacob Smothers (1-3) took the loss after giving up three runs on seven hits in four and two-thirds innings.
Chalmers, House, Amar and Brent Moss each posted multiple hits in the contest for Memphis, who has now won nine straight games against UT-Martin in the overall series.
Memphis will now prepare for its final three-game Conference USA road series, at Cincinnati beginning on Fri., May 13. First pitch for Friday's matchup is set for 6:30 p.m.