Tigers Lead UAB, 8-4, in Suspended Game
April 14, 2007
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
Memphis (20-14; 6-4 C-USA) 000 80 - 8 11 1 UAB (16-19; 4-3 C-USA) 021 01 - 4 7 1
In efforts to beat forecasted rain in the Birmingham area, Memphis and UAB got game two underway at 10:30 a.m. The two teams raced through five innings of play before the rains came and forced the suspension of play. The game will resume on Sunday at Noon with the series finale set for 40 minutes after its completion.
Memphis trailed 3-0 until blowing the game open in the fourth inning. Memphis sent 13 batters to the plate and scored eight times to turn the three-run deficit into a five-run advantage. Making his first start in leftfield for Memphis, freshman Tyler Huelsing sandwiched a walk between singles from Josh Irvin and Chris Kirkland. With the sacks juiced and no outs, Michael Murray drew a walk to score Irvin for the Tigers' first score of the day. Will Petersen tied the tilt at 3-3 with a two-run single, and Kyle Norrid gave Memphis a 5-3 lead with a two-run single to left. Senior Adam Amar then dealt the big blow as he launched a towering blast to right for three runs and an 8-3 cushion.
UAB scored a pair of runs in the second and went ahead 3-0 on an RBI-single by Ryne Lovdahl.
The Blazers did score the last run of the day after Steven Turner drilled a leadoff triple to left center and scored on a sac fly by Ryan Keedy to make it an 8-4 game before the rains came.
Memphis starter, Scott McGregor, is the pitcher of record after scattering seven hits and allowing four runs.
The Tiger offense scored eight runs, but had the potential to put the game away as they left nine men on base, including five in the first two frames. Bill Moss had three hits in four trips to the plate. Norrid added a pair of base knocks.