Second Game Of Tigers C-USA Series With Golden Eagles Suspended Until Sunday
April 14, 2001
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The second game of Memphis's C-USA series against Southern Miss fell victim to mother nature and will resume tomorrow at 12 p.m. That game will be immediately followed by a seven-inning game which had previously been scheduled as a nine-inning affair but was adjusted because of travel accomodations.
Today's contest featured a total of three rain-delays that lasted just under five hours, before the game was officially suspended by the home plate umpire. The first delay lasted a little over four hours, before the first pitch was thrown at 6:07 CST. The game will resume once again at noon and will pick-up in the top of the fouth inning with Memphis holding a 2-1 lead.
During the bottom of the first, Memphis took an early 2-0 lead with the aid of a two-run shot from Daniel Uggla (13th). After the second rain-delay, USM got on the board in the top of the third when Michael Artman hit an RBI single through the left-side which pushed Ben Mosley across the plate. The Golden Eagles then proceeded to load the bases during that same inning but Tiger pitcher Ryan O'Malley struck out the last USM batter to end the third.
Uggla's home run total is now half of the Tigers regular-season total (26) as a team, for all of last year.