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April 10, 2014

   Memphis vs UCF
     
 Memphis Tigers (18-16, 3-6 The American)
 
 UCF Knights (20-14, 8-1 The American)

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  Friday, April 11 6:30 PM Notes

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UCF LHP Eric Skoglund
(5-0, 1.83 ERA, 13 BB, 50 SO) 

Memphis LHP Caleb Wallingford
(4-2, 1.29 ERA, 16 BB, 43 SO) 

LHP Caleb Wallingford walked five and allowed five runs in his last start, but the junior lefty sports a 1.29 ERA on the season.  

Saturday, April 12 2:00 PM Notes

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UCF RHP Tanner Olson
(3-2, 3.86 ERA, 7 BB, 20 SO) 

Memphis RHP Jon Reed
(4-1, 4.17 ERA, 17 BB, 35 SO)

RHP Jon Reed is 2-0 with a 3.55 ERA in four starts at FedExPark this year. 

Sunday, April 13 11:30 AM Notes

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UCF TBA 

MemphisLHP Colin Lee
(1-3, 3.86 ERA, 13 BB, 18 SO)

LHP Colin Lee has pitched well in his last two outings, but Memphis has scored nine runs in the two games to back the effort. In those two starts, Lee is 0-1 with a 2.63 ERA.  

WEEKEND PROMOTIONS

LADIES' NIGHT: Friday is Ladies' Night at FedExPark. All females receive admission for just $2.  
W.S. 'BABE' HOWARD TRAINING FACILITY DEDICATION: The University of Memphis will officially dedicate the indoor facility at FedExPark as the W.S. Babe Howard Indoor Training Facility. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. on the south side of the stadium (1st base side).
YOUTH JERSEY SATURDAY: All youth teams sporting their baseball jersey receive FREE admission. Up to three coaches of each team can also receive FREE admission, but all other family and friends will have to pay regular admission fees. 
50 TO 1 MOVIE TOUR: Sunday, the "50 to 1" movie tour bus will be parked on the plaza at 11 am. 
"50 to 1" is about Kentucky Derby Winner, Mine That Bird, an inspiring underdog tale of misfit cowboys and their long shot racehorse. The director and actors from the film will be on hand to show their Tiger spirit, including a ceremonial first pitch, signing autographs and meeting fans.
SENIOR SUNDAY: Fans 65 and up get in for only $1 on Sunday's all season long.  

AROUND THE HORN

• Memphis is in its 101st year of baseball with a record of 1704-1292-16.  
• Ironman SS Ethan Gross has started in a program-record 186 consecutive games. 
• The Tigers are back at FedExPark for the first time since March 23.  
• Memphis leads UCF in the series 15-10 and the Tigers have won six-straight meetings.
• Since 2005, Memphis has posted a record of 81-91 in the month of April.  
• Memphis is 13-5 when holding opponents without a big inning (3+ in an inning). 
• The Tigers have been outscored 41-19 after the seventh inning this season.

SCOUTING THE KNIGHTS

• UCF is atop the league standings entering the fourth week of conference play. 
• The Knights are 20-14 on the season and 8-1 in American Athletic Conference action.
• UCF hits .271 with 51 doubles, three triples and 19 home runs for 169 RBI on 191 runs scored.  
• The Knights have swiped 40 stolen bases in 57 attempts. 
• The balanced offense is led by Derrick Salberg who hits .348 while Erik Barber paces the club with 29 RBI.  
• Tommy Williams has nine of the 19 home runs for the Knights and he has driven in 25 runs. 
• On the mound, UCF sports a 3.73 ERA with 232 strikeouts against 138 walks.   
• The staff has allowed 155 runs, 130 earned, on 280 hits to hold opponents to a .243 average against.  
• UCF has committed 46 errors and fields at a .966 clip.     

THE SERIES

• Memphis has won six-straight against UCF to hold a 15-10 edge in the series. 
• The Knights play at FedExPark for the second-straight season. 
• Memphis came away with a series sweep last season, but two of the three games were decided by one run.

HOME SWEET HOME

• A grueling stretch of 11-straight games away from FedExPark ended on Wednesday and the Tigers finished with a 3-8 record in that stretch. 
• The 19-day stretch from March 23 to April 11 is the longest stretch away from FedExPark since the 2012 squad spent 19 days away from FedExPark. 
• The 2012 squad returned to FedExPark and posted a 4-1 record to close out the home schedule, but finished the season on a 9-2 run.  

IN A DROUGHT

• The Tigers are in the midst of a 3-5 slump after starting the season 11-1.
• Below are some stat differences from the first 12 games compared to the last eight games.

HITTING STATS
STRETCH AVG R H RBI BB SO SB-ATT
11-1 .267 65 101 58 47 70 23-37
7-15 .250 105 193 95 91 144 28-42
PITCHING STATS
STRETCH ERA SV BB SO WHIP B/AVG
11-1 2.52 10 35 74 1.20 .234
7-15 4.36 0 44 60 1.41 .260
FIELDING STATS
STRETCH PO A E FLD %
11-1 321 116 9 .980
7-15 619 249 35 .961

LATE INNING WOES
• The late innings have hurt the Tigers lately, most recently in two of the last three games.
• Sunday at Louisville, the Tigers allowed two runs in the eight and four in the ninth before falling in extra innings at Louisville.  
• Wednesday, the Tigers 3-2 lead was erased by Austin Peay as the U of M allowed two in the eighth and one in the ninth.  
• On the season, Memphis has been outscored 41-19 after the seventh inning.
• Opponents have outscored the Tigers 27-8 in the eighth inning alone.  
• In the last 10 games, Memphis has a deficit of 16-2 after the seventh inning.


FINDING THE LINEUP

• So far this season, the Tigers have seen 21 different lineup combinations.  
• Of the 21 lineups, 12 have been used just once this season. 
• Six different players have started as the designated hitter with Nate Rupiper (14) and Bryce Beeler (13) seOnly Jake Little, Tucker Tubbs and Ethan Gross have started in every game and Gross is the only mainstay at one position.  
• Tubbs has 33 starts at first base and one at third base while Little has 29 starts in right field and five in center field. 
 


 

 

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