Seventh-seeded Tigers take on No. 2 seed UAB Thursday
Senior Jessica Phillips Went 3-for-3 with Three RBI
Tigers' athletics well-represented in the 100th year commencement activities.
Five U of M seniors will be honored pregame Sunday
Chester Led Memphis with Two Hits and a Run Scored
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 Senior Day prior to a doubleheader against UAB on April 30, 2011.
Ranks first all-time in games finished (25) and most combined shutouts (4) ... Is third in the record books in ERA (2.47) and holding opponents to a .234 batting average ... Ties for fifth in saves with one.
Appeared in eight games, making four starts for the Tigers in the circle ... Finished the season with a 1-1 record and a 4.33 ERA, third-best on the team ... Had a season-best four strikeouts in a 5-3 win over East Carolina (5/6) ... Struck out three batters in two innings of work to help the Tigers get a 3-1 win over South Alabama(2/12).
Appeared in 19 games with seven starts ... Finished third on the team in ERA (2.55) and innings pitched (66.0) and second in strikeouts (53) ... Made first start of season against Georgia State and pitched four innings, allowing one run on four hits and struck out four ... Threw a complete-game shutout in game two against Alabama A&M, allowing just one hit while striking out six for her season's first win ... Pitched three innings of scoreless relief against North Dakota State, allowing one hit and striking out three ... Picked up Memphis' first win against East Carolina since April 23, 2006, throwing six innings and scattering five hits and one run while striking out three ... Earned her first career save after a scoreless 2.2 innings in relief in game two against Mississippi Valley State and struck out six of the eight outs ... Pitched five innings for the win in game two against UTEP, striking out three and allowing three earned runs for the victory ... Threw two scoreless innings in relief in the first game against Alabama State ... Pitched 5.2 relief innings to earn the victory in the series opener against Marshall ... Earned her fifth victory of the season after pitching three and a third scoreless innings in relief against Tennessee State with three strikeouts ... Recorded the final two outs in the second game against UCF ... Earned a victory in relief in game two against the Knights ... Allowed three runs in three innings of relief in the NCAA Regional against No. 2 Alabama.
2010 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Played in 18 of 51 games with four starts at pitcher ... Made nine appearances in relief ... Made one appearance as a pinch runner ... Made her Memphis debut in a start against Appalachian State ... Allowed two runs on three hits in four innings with four strikeouts in a no decision ... Pitched the final two and a thirds innings in relief against North Dakota State and allowed no runs on two hits with a strikeout ... Started against Loyola and combined with Carley Hummel for a one-hitter in a 2-1 victory ... Pitched four and a third innings before leaving the game with an injury ... Had six strikeouts in the game ... Combined with Vanessa Walle for a 1-0 shutout over UCF and earned the victory in the game ... Held UCF to one hit with a strikeout in the final two and two-thirds innings for the win ... Started in the final game of a three-game series with UTEP and allowed two runs in three innings for her first loss of the season ... Struck out four and allowed three hits in the game ... Pitched five and a third innings in relief in game two of a doubleheader with Saint Louis and allowed two runs on two hits with six strikeouts ... Suffered the loss after giving up a two-run home run in the ninth ... Pitched the final two innings in a 5-1 victory over Mississippi Valley State and allowed no runs on two hits with four strikeouts ... Did not allow a hit and had just one base runner in five innings of relief in a 4-2 loss to Marshall in game two of a three game series ... Pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief in game two of a three-game series with Houston and allowed two runs on two hits ... Had a complete game one hitter against Alabama State with eight strikeouts ... Had a no hitter broken up with one out in the seventh inning ... Pitched a combined three scoreless innings in relief in a doubleheader against Middle Tennessee with five strikeouts ... Lasted just 1/3 inning in relief in game two against Southern Miss and allowed four runs on two hits ... Came in to relieve Vanessa Walle in the top of the third of game two against UAB ... Pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed one run on three hits ... Came in to relieve Vanessa Walle in the fourth inning of game one against ECU and pitched four innings of scoreless relief ... Also pitched three innings of scoreless and hitless relief in game three against ECU ... Pitched one inning in relief in the C-USA Tournament semifinal against UCF.
Sat out the 2009 season due to transfer rules and received a redshirt year.
Henderson State - 2008
Transferred to Memphis from Henderson State where she lettered one season ... A 2008 All-Gulf South Conference Softball First Team selection in the West Division ... Led the Lady Reddies as a freshman in 2008 with a 21-8 record and a 1.97 ERA in 26 starts and struck out 133 batters in 184.1 innings ... Had six shutouts and 16 complete games ... Made two saves ... Helped the NCAA Division II team finish 39-16 and 19-10 in the GSC ... Named the GSC Pitcher of the Week (4/8/08) after picking up two wins and a save ... Earned the honor after compiling 11 consecutive scoreless innings during her three appearances with 15 strikeouts in 16 innings ... Pitched a complete game shutout in a 5-0 win over Southern Arkansas with six strikeouts.
A four-year letterwinner at Langham Creek High School ... Was selected first-team All-District pitcher and was the team MVP her senior year ... Hit for a .381 average and had a 1.88 earned run average ... Also lettered in track and cross country ... Graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned the President's Award for Academic Excellence.
The daughter of Les and Susan Carley ... Has one sister, Rachel ... Majoring in biomedical engineering.