Charlotte Sweeps Memphis With 13-2 Route in Series Finale
May 21, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
Charlotte (31-23, 13-17 C-USA) 231 160 0 - 13 17 1 MEMPHIS (13-42, 5-25 C-USA) 010 001 0 - 2 2 1
Charlotte posted 17 hits and Adam Mills allowed just two Memphis hits and struck out seven in seven innings as the 49ers races to a 13-2 win over Memphis in the season finale for both, Saturday afternoon at Nat Buring Stadium. Tiger catcher Eric Smith posted one of the Tiger's two runs with a homer to right centerfield in his final plate appearance in a Memphis uniform.
Charlotte posted runs in five of the seven frames, highlighted by a six-run fifth that put them ahead convincingly, 13-1. The 49ers got a pair of RBI-doubles from Adam Willard and Spencer Steedley to go up 10-1. Mike Ambrose brought home runs number 11 with and RBI-single up the middle and Chris Lane capped the scoring with a two-run single.
A two-run single to right in the first got Charlotte on the board. Willard drove in a run on a groundball and Kris Rochelle ripped a two-run single to open a 5-0 lead.
Memphis got on the board without the aid of a hit in the second when Adam Amar and Chris Newsom each drew walks. Niner first baseman Steedley was then unable to handle a sharply-hit groundball off the bat of freshman leftfielder Brent Moss, allowing Amar to score.
The 49ers posted single runs in the third and fourth and then six in the fifth before Smith launched his second career blast in the sixth to close all scoring for the game.
Nick Bradshaw was the hard-luck loser for Memphis. Bradshaw faced just one batter in the first inning before being lifted for Chris Davis. However, that batter was leadoff hitter Cory Lane, who singled and later came around to score.
Mills was the winning hurler, no-hitting Memphis through 4.2 innings. Jordan Tolliver broke his no-hit bid with a double to the rightfield corner.
The Tigers finish the season 13-42 overall and 5-25 in Conference USA play.