Tigers fall 2-0 to UAB in C-USA Championship Tournament
Seventh-seeded Tigers take on No. 2 seed UAB Thursday
Senior Jessica Phillips Went 3-for-3 with Three RBI
Phillips drives in 100th career RBI in 4-3 loss
Tigers strand leadoff triple in seventh of 5-4 loss
Memphis vs East Carolina on May 5, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis Softball senior day against East Carolina on May 6, 2012.
Memphis softball vs Alcorn State on April 10, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. All photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis vs. Team NPF on September 30, 2011.
Ranks first all-time in putouts on defense (1,049) and double plays turned (35) ... Second in the record books with sacrifice flies (5) and runs batted in (103) ... Tied for second for most career home runs (25) ... Third in school history in at bats (514), doubles (27) and total bases (240) ... Holds the fourth-highest career slugging percentage (.467), most games played (198), most games started (183) and most walks (61) ... Tied for fourth in hits with 132 ... Tied for fifth in triples with three.
Started 56 of the 57 games at first base for the Tigers ... Third on the team in hitting with a .261 batting average ... Was second on the team in hits with 40 ... Led the team in doubles (11) and walks (24) ... Tied for eighth in the conference in walks ... Tied for first on the team with three home runs ... Finished the year with a .392 slugging percentage, second on the team, and a .373 on base percentage, first for the Tigers ... Ties for first in Memphis history with three sac flies in a single season and is tied for fifth with her 11 doubles ... Hit .448 with runners on and two outs, driving in 15 RBI in 29 at bats ... Batted .474 with runners in scoring position and two outs ... Had three hits in four at bats with the bases loaded last season ... Batted cleanup in 46 games ... Reached base in nine consecutive games, most on the team ... Had eight multiple RBI games, five games with three RBI ... Recorded nine multiple-hit games on the season ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 in her final home game as a Tiger, a 5-3 win over East Carolina (5/6) with three RBI and two doubles ... Was 3-for-4 against Idaho State (2/17) ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBI, a walk and a stolen base in an 11-4 win over Samford (3/20).
Started 47 of 47 games played in 2011 with 44 starts at first base and three as the designated player ... Three times earned or shared Conference USA Hitter of the Week honors ... Holds the highest single-season slugging percentage (.721) in her 140 appearances at the plate and just fourth in overall career slugging percentage (.499) ... Single-season school-record holder for home runs (15) and runs batted in (44) ... Fourth all-time highest batting average in a single-season (.336) ... Ranked 17th nationally in home runs per game (0.32), 58th in RBI per game (0.94), 55th in slugging percentage (.721) and 40th in home runs (15) ... Ranked ninth in Conference USA in batting (.336), third in RBI (44), second in home runs (15) and tied for second in total bases (101) ... Collected C-USA Hitter of the Week honors for her performance in week one of the season ... Went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI against DePaul ... Had her second-straight multi-hit game in the 7-3 victory over No. 22/24 Ohio State ... Drove in both Tiger runs on a first inning single and a sixth inning solo homer in Memphis' upset at No. 16 Stanford ... Sacrifice fly that scored Heather Mott in the eighth inning against Colorado State proved to be the game winner ... Had the game-winning RBI in the final game of the East Carolina series ... Hit a pair of home runs and had four RBI in the first game against Mississippi Valley State ... Set a Memphis record and tied a C-USA record with three home runs in the series finale against UTEP, going 3-for-4 with three bombs, including a grand slam, and a career high-tying six RBI ... Shared C-USA Hitter of the Week honors after her home run barrage against the Miners ... Had four extra base hits in seven at bats against Alabama State ... Doubled twice and drove in two runs, including the game winner, in game two against ASU ... Went 4-for-7 in two games against Marshall with two RBI and a run scored ... Batted 4-for-5 with two RBI and two doubles in a doubleheader sweep against Tennessee State ... Swatted two home runs, including a grand slam, and had six RBI against Arkansas ... Hit a solo home run in the C-USA Tournament against East Carolina ... Went 2-for-3 against Alabama in the NCAA Regionals.
Played in 49 of 51 games with 44 starts at first base ... Has made two appearances as a pinch hitter ... Went 2-for-3 with two home runs, two runs scored and three RBI in game one of a DH against Wichita State ... The two home runs tied a school record ... Doubled in game two for her third-straight extra base hit ... .Went 1-for-3 and had a career high 14 putouts against IPFW ... Had her second multi-hit game of the season against Indiana State with a single and a double ... Recorded her first career sacrifice hit against McNeese State ... Had a hit and a run in game one against Belmont ... Scored a run against Drexel ... .Went 1-for-2 with a walk and 11 putouts against Rutgers ... Knocked in two runs in a 2-for-3 performance against Jacksonville and had her first career sacrifice fly ... Went 1-for-2 with a walk in game one of a doubleheader with North Florida ... Went 1-for-3 in the first game of a doubleheader with Saint Louis ... Had three hits, an RBI and a run scored in a three-game series at Tulsa ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in game one ... Had a hit and scored a run in game three ... Had a two-run single in game one of a three game series with Marshall to help Memphis earn a 5-4 victory ... Hit a walk-off solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to give the Tigers a 2-1 victory in game three ... Went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in game two against Alabama State ... Hit a two-run homer against Middle Tennessee in game two ... Walked three times in game two against Southern Miss ... Went 1-for-3 with a sac in game three ... Was 1-for-3 in game three against UAB.
Played in 45 of the Tigers' 52 games with 36 starts ... Made 35 starts at first base and one as the designated player ... Made seven pinch hit appearances ... Led the team in fielding chances (296), putouts (282) and fielding double plays (12) ... Second on the team in RBI (18), doubles (7) and tied for second in home runs (3) ... Fourth on the team in total bases (40), walks (11) and fielding percentage (.986) ... Fifth on the team in slugging percentage (.408), total plate appearances (112) and at bats (98) ... Hit .224 with eight runs scored and a triple ... Tied for the team lead in multiple RBI games with six and had four multiple hit games ... Had a season long hitting streak of four games ... Her 296 fielding chances ranks as the fifth highest season total in school history ... Made her college debut as a pinch hitter in the season opener against Jacksonville State ... Recorded her first hit against South Alabama, a two-run single ... Started at first base against Alcorn State and went 1-for-3 with a double ... Started at first base against Iowa ... Had a pinch hit triple in the seventh inning against Miami (OH) ... Hit a two-run double against UTEP in the second game of a doubleheader ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a double in the final game of the series with the Miners ... Had an RBI and a run scored against St. John's ... Hit a two-run homer against Hawai'i ... Hit a solo home run in game one of a doubleheader against Tulsa ... Hit a two-run single in game one of a doubleheader against Southern Miss ... Went 4-for-7 with two doubles and an RBI in a doubleheader with UT Martin ... Hit two doubles and knocked in the game-winning run in game one ... Went 1-for-2 with a RBI and reached base three out of four plate appearances in game one of a doubleheader against Marshall ... Went 4-for-6 in a three-game series with Houston with three runs scored, three RBI, four walks, a double and a home run ... Scored the game-winning run in the first game against the Cougars after doubling in the sixth inning ... Walked twice and hit a two-run homer in game two ... Went 2-for-2 with two walks in game three against Houston and knocked in the game-winning run in the eighth inning on a single ... Had a double in game one of a doubleheader with UCF ... Went 1-for-3 with a walk against UAB in the Conference USA tournament.
A four-year letterwinner at first base at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... Coached by Susan Crownover and was a high school teammate of fellow Tiger Kamri Chester ... A three-time Times Free Press Best of Preps ... A three-time TSWA All-State and all-city selection ... Helped lead GPS to back-to-back Division II state championships in 2007 and 2008 and finished as the state runner-up in 2005 and 2006 ... Had a four-year career batting average of .392 with 95 runs, 32 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 130 RBI ... Hit .417 with 11 home runs, 14 walks and drove in 45 runs as a junior ... Struck out only 12 times in the 2007 season ... Went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI in a 3-1 victory over AAA state champion Soddy Daisy in 2007 ... Also had seven RBI with a home run and a double in a 7-1 win over defending Division II state champion Father Ryan ... Named to the principle's list, honor roll, Beta Club and earned the Laura Holt Award.
Played travel ball with the Chattanooga Eagles coached by former U of M assistant Donald Pickett ... Played in the Eagles' organization for six years and helped the team finish as high as fifth nationally in 2003 at the ASA Nationals.
Full name is Jessica Nicole Phillips ... Daughter of Mack and Kelly Phillips ... Born on November 24, 1989 in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... Graduated with a bachelor's degree in sport and leisure studies in December 2012..