GAMEDAY CENTRAL: @MemphisBaseball vs Central Arkansas
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March 6, 2014

   Memphis vs Central Arkansas
     
 Memphis Tigers (11-1, 0-0 The American)
 
 Central Arkansas Bears (6-4, 0-0 Southland)

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  Friday, March 7 6:30 PM Notes

UCA RHP Bryce Biggerstaff
(2-1, 4.12 ERA, 4 BB, 20 SO) 

Memphis RHP Jon Reed
(2-0, 5.28 ERA, 7 BB, 11 SO) 

RHP Jon Reed registered a career high 6.0 IP and career best six strikeouts in his last outing. Memphis and Central Arkansas meet for the first time since 2010 on Friday.   

Saturday, March 8 2:00 PM Notes


UCA RHP Connor Gilmore
(0-0, 3.38 ERA, 12 BB, 11 SO)
Memphis LHP Colin Lee
(1-1, 4.20 ERA, 6 BB, 6 SO)

Colin Lee has posted two-straight quality starts. The Tigers are 2-1 on Saturdays this season. 

Sunday, March 9 1:00 PM Notes

UCARHP Chris Caudle
(2-1, 1.98 ERA, 7 BB, 10 SO)
Memphis RHP Dylan Toscano
(2-0, 2.81 ERA, 4 BB, 17 SO) 
Dylan Toscano has made five career starts and is 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 25 IP. He's walked five and struck out 19, 17 of which have come this season. 

WEEKEND PROMOTIONS

• Friday is MLB Cap Night at FedExPark. Fans who wear an MLB team hat to the game get in for $2.  
• Saturday is a "Youth Jersey Saturday." Any players on a youth team wearing their jersey will get in FREE along with up to three coaches. Other family and guests will have to pay regular admission price. 
• Sunday is a "Senior Sunday." All fans 65 and older get in for $1.  

TICKET PRICES

• All tickets for games at FedExPark are General Admission.
• Tickets are $5 for adults, ages 13-and-up.
• Tickets are $3 for children, ages 6-12. 
• Children ages five and under and U of M students with ID cards are FREE.   
• Group tickets are available for $2 for groups of 10 or more. However, they MUST be purchased in advance by calling the Ticket Office at (901) 678-2331.

AROUND THE HORN

• Memphis is in its 101st year of baseball with a record of 1677-1273-16.  
• Ironman SS Ethan Gross has started in a program-record 164 consecutive games. 
• The Tigers are 11-1 to start a season, the best start since 1994, and 11-1 for the 12th time in program history.  
• Memphis' bullpen has a 4-0 record with 10 SV in 43.2 IP and an ERA of 1.85. 
• Tigers and Central Arkansas meet for the first time since 2010 and the U of M has a 6-0 lead in the series.
• Memphis is 80-97 in the month of March since 2005, 334-193-1 since 1978. 

SCOUTING THE BEARS

• Central Arkansas visits the Bluff City with a 6-4 record, having their last three games cancelled due to weather. 
• The Bears are hitting a .262 clip with one home run and 59 RBI thus far on 66 runs scored.
• Doug Votolato leads the club, hitting .375 in 10 starts with 11 runs scored. 
• Tyler Langley hits .333 with one home run and 12 RBI.
• On the mound, UCA has a 3.90 ERA with 69 strikeouts against 46 walks in 90 innings.   
• Opponents hit .278 against the staff and the Bears have two saves, both by Ben Ancheff.   

THE SERIES WITH CENTRAL ARKANSAS

• Memphis and Central Arkansas have met six previous times with the Tigers earning the victory in each meeting. 
• The two clubs last met in the inaugural season of FedExPark and the Tigers defeated UCA 11-4 on May 11, 2010.  

BIG WINS

• The Tigers have picked up two big road wins this season, both against SEC foes. 
• Memphis defeated then-No. 7 Mississippi State 6-4 on Feb. 19 and knocked off No. 15 Ole Miss on March 5. 
• With those wins, the Tigers have won eight of their last 10 games against SEC foes and 10 of its last 14 against ranked foes.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW
• Newcomers to the Tigers roster have made a large impact on the 11-1 start. 
• Offensively, newcomers Kane Barrow and Darien Tubbs have started every game and hit a combined 25-of-94 (.266) with four doubles, a triple, 10 RBI and six stolen bases.  
• On the mound, newcomers Caleb Wallingford, Nolan Blackwood, Ryan Garner and Trevor Sutton have made big impacts.  
• The four pitchers have a 5-0 record with a 1.29 ERA in 42 IP with four saves, seven walks and 26 strikeouts to sport a 0.88 WHIP.

RECORD PACE
• The Tigers already have 10 saves on the young season, chasing the record of 19 set a season ago. 
• In the record setting 2013 season for saves, Memphis posted its 10th save on April 9 in game No. 32.  
• Since saves appeared in the yearly stats in 1977, the Tigers have matched or bettered the season total of 19 clubs.   

WHERE DOES IT RANK?

• Memphis is off to a 11-1 start for the first time since 1994.
• The Tigers started 5-0 for the first time since 2001, before Samford handed the U of M its first loss.    
• Memphis has started 11-1 only 11 times, including this season.    
• The Tigers best start before a second loss came in 1981 when the club started 21-1. The 11-1 start ranks as the seventh-best before a second loss occured. 


 

 

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