Tigers fall 9-1 to Cougars in opening game of tournament
Tigers fall 1-0 in 10 innings
Memphis takes on Central Arkansas in single game at 5 p.m.
Lelani Bernardino leads Tigers with three hits and a run scored
Mangum leads Tigers with two hits
Appeared in 53 and made 51 starts at third base ... Named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Softball Player of the Week for April 1-7, after hitting .500 with eight hits, six runs, four RBI and four walks during the week ... Led the team in walks with 28 and finished second in on-base percentage at .358 ... Posted five multi-hit games ... Tied with Laura Curtis for the team lead with four doubles during conference games ... Collected her first collegiate hit and RBI on Feb. 8 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... Hit her first career home run against Campbell on March 3 ... Went 7-for-10 in a three-game series against Southern Miss (April 6-7), and had four RBI and five runs scored in those games ... Had three RBI in the April 6 contest.
Lettered four years at Onate High School, playing third base and shortstop under Coach Rick Robinson ... A first team all-district selection her sophomore year and an all-district honorable mention pick her freshman season ... Led the team in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage her junior year ... Hit .542 in her final season with an .574 on-base percentage and a .932 slugging percentage to earn all-district honors ... Had 24 runs, 18 RBI, three home runs, eight doubles and three triples her senior campaign ... Hit .523 with 11 home runs and 77 RBI during her career.
Played for the Texas Rage (2005-07), Arizona Hotshots (2008-10) and Texas Elite (2011-12) ... Club teammate of Georganna Goodwin.
Full name is Cierra Nichole Mangum ... Born May 6 in Mineral Wells, Texas ... Originally from Texas, but later moved to Las Cruces, N.M. ... Daughter of Heath and Angie Mangum ... Enjoys off-roading, shooting, hanging out with friends and spending time with her brother.