@MemphisBaseball to Play No. 5 Louisville, Rutgers and USF in American Baseball Championship
May 17, 2014
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Memphis (28-28) earned the No. 8 seed in the American Baseball Championship that begins on Wednesday at Bright House Networks Field.
The Tigers will open the tournament against top-seed and No. 5 Louisville (43-13) on Thursday at 2 p.m. (CT). Memphis had two one-run setbacks in the three-game series at Louisville. LHP Caleb Wallingford (6-4) is expected to make the start for the Tigers.
Memphis will meet fourth-seeded Rutgers (29-23) in game two of pool play on Friday at 10:00 a.m. (CT). Rutgers edged the Tigers 7-5 on Saturday to take the three-game series.
The U of M closes pool play against USF (26-29) on Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT). The Bulls were the only league opponent to take the first two of a three-game series against the Tigers this season.
Memphis and regular season champion Louisville were the only teams to win at least one game in each conference series. The Tigers though, failed to win a league series for the first time since 2005.
Tickets to the American Baseball Championship are available through the Clearwater Threshers online through link here.
All pool play games will be carried live on the American Digital Network, available for free. Look for links for each game via the schedule page.
2014 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Bright House Field Clearwater, Fla.
No. 1 Louisville (43-13, 19-5 American)
No. 4 Rutgers (29-23, 14-9 American)
No. 5 USF (26-29, 10-14 American)
No. 8 Memphis (28-28, 8-16 American)
No. 2 UCF (34-22, 17-7 American)
No. 3 Houston (41-14, 14-9 American)
No. 6 Temple (14-30, 9-14 American)
No. 7 UConn (26-29, 9-14 American)
Tuesday, May 21 (American Digital Network) - Opening Ceremonies
5 p.m. Gates open
6:45 p.m. Parade of Teams
7 p.m. Awards Presentation
8 p.m. Home Run Derby
8:50 p.m. Fireworks display
Home Run Derby Participants
UCF - Tommy Williams (.265, 11 HR, 44 RBI)
UConn - Blake Davey (.319, 10 HR, 31 RBI)
Houston - Jake Lueneburg (.265, 0 HR, 11 RBI)
Louisville - Jeff Gardner (.340, 8 HR, 61 RBI)
Memphis - To be named
Rutgers - Lou Clemente (.264, 2 HR, 20 RBI)
USF - Austin Lueck (.278, 0 HR, 11 RBI)
Temple - To be named
Wednesday, May 21 - Pool Play (American Digital Network)
10 a.m. No. 7 UConn vs. No. 2 UCF
2 p.m. No. 6 Temple vs. No. 3 Houston
6 p.m. No. 5 USF vs. No. 4 Rutgers
Thursday, May 22 - Pool Play (American Digital Network)
10 a.m. No. 3 Houston vs. No. 7 UConn
2 p.m. No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 1 Louisville
6 p.m. No. 2 UCF vs. No. 6 Temple
Friday, May 23 - Pool Play (American Digital Network)
10 a.m. No. 4 Rutgers vs. No. 8 Memphis
2 p.m. No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 5 USF
6 p.m. No. 3 Houston vs. No. 2 UCF
Saturday, May 24 - Pool Play (American Digital Network)
10 a.m. No. 7 UConn vs. No. 6 Temple
2 p.m. No. 4 Rutgers vs. No. 1 Louisville
6 p.m. No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 5 USF
Sunday, May 25 - Final (ESPNU)
11 a.m. Pool A winner vs. Pool B winner