Five U of M seniors will be honored pregame Sunday
Ellen Roberts throws school record 13 innings with 13 Ks and drives in game-winning run
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
Became the first Memphis player to earn Conference USA Hitter of the Week honors on April 13, 2009 after the Tigers swept a three-game series with Houston ... Is fourth all-time with two runners picked off.
Saw limited time on the field for the Tigers ... made 12 appearances and three starts, one at catcher.
Played in 30 games making 13 starts at catcher and one as the designated player ... Held the highest fielding percentage on the team (1.000) and was third in putouts (96) ... Had the third highest batting average (.306) on the team ... Registered four multiple hit games and three multi-RBI contests ... Went 1-for-2 with a walk in a 3-2 victory over Kentucky ... Drove in five runs in two starts behind the plate against UTEP ... In game two of that series, hit her second career home run, and first since 2009, to go along with three RBI ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a career-high two runs scored in the finale ... Earned a career-high two walks in the series finale against Tulsa ... Made a career-high 18 putouts in the first game against Alabama State ... Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in an 8-0 victory over Tennessee State and had 14 putouts ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and a run batted in against Arkansas ... Finished 3-for-3 with two RBI and a home run in a 4-1 victory over Southern Miss ... Went 3-for-4 in Memphis' first ever appearance in the NCAA Regional ... Collected a pinch hit against No. 2 Alabama ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the second game against Chattanooga.
Played in 16 of 51 games with three starts ... Had two starts at catcher and one as the designated player ... Made 13 pinch hit appearances and was 1-for-11 as a pinch hitter (.111) with one RBI ... Made her first start of the season at catcher against IPFW ... Had her first hit of the season against UCF in game one of a doubleheader as a pinch hitter ... Started as the designated player in game two against the Knights and had a sac bunt ... Had an RBI walk as a pinch hitter in game two of a doubleheader with Mississippi Valley State ... Walked in a pinch hit appearance in game one against Marshall ... Started at catcher against Alabama State in the first game of a doubleheader and knocked in the game-winning run ... Also scored a run and had 15 putouts.
Played in 38 of 52 games for Memphis with 33 starts ... Made 31 starts at catcher and two as the designated player ... Hit .262 with six doubles, 12 RBI and six runs scored ... Threw out six steal attempts and had two pickoffs ... Had five multiple hit games and two multiple RBI games ... Longest hitting streak of the season was four games ... Made her collegiate debut as a pinch hitter against South Alabama ... Started her first career game at catcher against Alcorn State and had a run scored and an RBI ... Collected her first collegiate hit on a double against Buffalo ... Hit a two-run double against Kennesaw State and scored the game-winning run ... Went 1-for-3 against Miami (OH) ... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in game one of a doubleheader at Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Had one hit and a run scored in game two of a doubleheader against Central Arkansas ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the final contest of a three-game series with UTEP ... Had the game-winning RBI against St. John's with a single in the eighth inning ... Went 2-for-3 against Radford ... Doubled against Hawai'i ... Went 2-for-3 in game one of a doubleheader against UT Martin ... Picked off a runner and threw out another on a steal attempt in the double dip ... Doubled in the final game of a series with Marshall ... Earned C-USA Hitter of the Week after going 5-for-7 with five RBI and two runs scored in a three-game sweep of Houston ... Went 2-for-3 with four RBI, a home run and a double in game one against the Cougars ... Also knocked in the game-winning run in the game with her first career home run ... Went 2-for-2 with a run scored in game two ... Went 1-for-2 with a RBI in game three against Houston ... Threw out a runner on a steal attempt against Samford ... Went 1-for-2 in game one of a doubleheader against UCF ... Knocked in an RBI on her first career sacrifice fly in game two of a doubleheader with UAB.
Lettered three years at Tracy High School as a catcher ... Coached by Greg Smith ... A three-year all-area and all-league player, helping Tracy earn the league championship all three years ... Named to the CalHiSports.com All-State second team as a senior ... Participated in the High School All-Star Classic in 2008 held at Pacific University ... Led the San Joaquin Athletic Association in home runs as a senior with eight and had 12 on the season ... Tied for 10th in the state of California in home runs for the season and was in the top 20 in the country ... Hit .613 in the league in 2008, which topped the SJAA, and batted .494 on the season with 41 base hits and 38 RBI ... Led Tracy High School as a junior with a .480 average ... Also led the team in hits (47), doubles (9), walks (16) and shared the lead in triples (3) ... Named the San Joaquin Athletic Association's Offensive Most Valuable Player ... Knocked in 29 RBI and had three home runs during junior season, and her five strikeouts were the fewest among Tracy hitters with at least 15 at-bats.
Played travel ball with the All-American Sports Academy.
Full name is Nicole Christine Moreno ... Daughter of Mario and Tina Moreno ... Major is communications.