@UofMBaseball Hosts Ole Miss at AutoZone Park on Monday, Murray State at FedExPark Tuesday
Go Tigers! Tucker Tubbs is hitting .455 in the last five games (10-for-22)
Go Tigers!
Tucker Tubbs is hitting .455 in the last five games (10-for-22)
Go Tigers!

April 15, 2013

Games 37-38

April 15-16, 2013 




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Game 37 -Monday - 6:30 PM - AutoZone Park

Ole MissOle Miss

Murray State
Murray State

LHP Michael Wills
(2-2 2.48 ERA)

RHP Brady Bramlett
(4-0 1.96 ERA)

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Game 38 - Tuesday - 6:30 PM - FedExPark
RHP Dylan Toscano
(1-0 2.57 ERA)
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis (22-14) plays host to Ole Miss (26-10) on Monday at AutoZone Park before playing Murray State (13-22) at FedExPark on Tuesday in midweek action.

In a makeup of the April 2 rainout, Memphis and Ole Miss play the annual game at AutoZone Park today. The Tigers edged the Rebels, 4-3, in the first meeting of the season on February 26 in Oxford, Miss. LHP Michael Wills (2-2, 2.48 ERA) will take the mound for the Tigers and be opposed by RHP Brady Bramlett (4-0, 1.96 ERA).

After allowing one hit over four innings in his first career start, RHP Dylan Toscano gets the nod in Tuesday’s game against Murray State. The ‘Breds have yet to announce a starter for Tuesday’s contest at FedExPark.

Welcome to the Zone
The Tigers host Ole Miss in the first of two games at AutoZone Park this season. Memphis carries a record of 16-27 in the 43 games played at AutoZone Park and has won three-straight against the Rebels at the Triple-A home of the Memphis Redbirds. Memphis is 4-8 in games against Ole Miss at AutoZone Park.

The Inside Edge – Ole Miss
Ole Miss is coming off a series sweep of Alabama in Oxford over the weekend. The Rebels had to play 11 innings on Sunday to complete the sweep. Stuart Turner paces the squad with a .402 average and 36 RBI. Turner also has a team-high three home runs and 11 doubles. Ole Miss is hitting .274 as a club with 11 homers and 179 RBI. Tanner Mathis leads the club with seven steals and the Rebels are 31-57 on the season. On the mound, Ole Miss sports a 2.61 ERA with 265 strikeouts and 134 walks in 327 innings.

The Inside Edge – Murray State
Murray State brings a 13-22 record into Tuesday’s contest at FedExPark. The ‘Breds were swept by Jacksonville State over the weekend to enter the contest with three-straight losses. Brandon Eggenschwiler leads the club with a .351 batting average while Mike Kozlowski has two home runs and a team-high 38 RBI. Dylan Wheeler is 5-for-5 on the base paths and Murray State is 16-23 on the season. On the mound, Murray State carries a 6.17 ERA with 205 strikeouts and 145 walks in 316 innings of work.

Elite Company
Memphis pitching has posted a 2.74 ERA so far allowing a total of 123 runs, 97 earned, in 36 outings. Going back to 1978, the 1983 staff allowed the next fewest runs, 134, in the first 36 games of that season. 

New Career Saves Record
Memphis closer Jonathan Van Eaton had two saves last week to tie and break the Tigers career saves record. Van Eaton broke the record with a two-inning save on April 12 at UAB for his 15th career save, seventh in 2013. With the save, he broke Matt Yokley's record of 14.

Nail Biters
Memphis has played 20 games decided by two runs or less and is 9-11 in those games, picking up two one-run victories in the sweep of UCF. Under head coach Daron Schoenrock, the U of M is 94-115 in games decided by two runs or less.

Shortstop Ethan Gross has made 129 consecutive starts dating back to the second game of a doubleheader at East Carolina on March 26, 2011. If Gross starts each scheduled game this season he would tie the record for consecutive games started, which is held by Mike Dlugach (149).

20 Wins
Memphis earned its 20th win of the season on April 10 versus UAPB to tie the 2006 and 1999 squads for the quickest to 20-wins since joining Conference USA. The 2006 club was 20-13 at this point of the season and finished 32-28 while the 1999 squad was 20-13 and finished 28-26-1.

Getting Runners on Base
Last season, when Memphis had 14 or more runners reach base in a game, the Tigers had a record of 26-15. On the other side, when the U of M had 13 or fewer base runners in a game, Memphis had a 5-13 mark. So far in 2013, Memphis is 18-7 when 14 or more reach base and 4-7 when having 13 or fewer base runners in a game.

Parade of Lefties
In the 5-0 win against UAPB on April 10, Memphis broke a streak of 32-straight games with a left-handed pitcher making the start. The longest such streak found around the country this season was 10 games to start the season by California. The move to a right-hander paid off as Dylan Toscano allowed no runs on one hit in the pre-determined four innings of work.

Stolen Base Numbers
The Tigers lead Conference USA with 55 stolen bases on the season, four better than second-place Houston. Memphis had 64 stolen bases a season ago and is on pace to steal 85 this season. Among the 55 steals, nine different players have swiped two or more steals. Jake Little leads the team with 10 steals while Ethan Gross has nine.

Record Pace
Not only does the Tiger pitching staff sport an outstanding 2.80 ERA, the U of M pitchers are on a record pace for strikeouts and hits allowed in a season. The table below shows where the Tiger pitchers stack up against the record numbers.


Year Numbers



2013 300 36 8.33
Top Five In Record Book
2010 462 58 7.97
1999 435 55 7.91
2011 434 57 7.61
2004 433 57 7.60
2008 417 55 7.58
Hits Allowed
Year Number Games Average
2013 262 36 7.28
Top Five In Record Book
1986 379 56 6.77
1993 407 57 7.14
1992 423 51 8.29
1997 439 51 8.61
1981 443 59 7.51

Stick It To Cancer
The Cure BaseballThis season, Tiger baseball has teamed up with The Cure Baseball, to create awareness about cancer through the game of baseball. The Tigers are taking part in the Stick It To Cancer Campaign by placing The Cure Baseball's Logo sticker on the back of their batting helmets. The Tigers wear this sticker as a visual sign of support for every man, woman and child battling any and all types of cancer.

The Cure Baseball is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a goal of raising cancer awareness through the game of baseball. You can read more about the organization and its mission by visiting TheCureBaseball.org.



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