Tigers fall 9-1 to Cougars in opening game of tournament
No. 7 Memphis faces No. 2 Houston on Thursday at 11 a.m. CT in Tulsa, Okla.
Memphis ends three-game losing skid
Tigers sweep Murray State to end regular season
Ellen Roberts threw Tigers' last no-hitter last year against Racers
Members of the 2012-13 University of Memphis softball team talk about their experience playing summer ball. Interviews with head coach Natalie Poole, senior outfielder Lelani Bernardino, junior pitcher Ellen Roberts and sophomore utility Sara Pearson.
2013 Memphis Softball Portraits. Photos by Lindsey Lissau
Memphis softball at CBU on October 9, 2012 in a 8-2 victory.
Memphis vs East Carolina on May 5, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
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.
Holds runners to a .591 percentage in stealing bases, first in the school record books ... Tied for first all-time with three saves ... Has allowed just 1.92 walks per seven innings for the second-best average in school history ... Third-best all-time with 5.27 strikeouts per seven innings ... Tied for third in most caught stealing (15) and lowest opponent batting average (.249) ... Ranks fourth all-time in shutouts with five and is fifth in strikeouts with 162.
Appeared in 52 games, making 50 starts in the circle and as a designated hitter ... Led the team with a 3.06 ERA, 11-19 record and 150 strikeouts in 199.1 innings of work ... Tied for first in the conference with three saves ... Ranked third in the league in batters striking out looking (68), fourth in strikeouts (150) and ninth in earned run average ... Threw her first career no-hitter against Murray State (3/28) and also recorded the hit that led to the only run in the 1-0 win ... Ranked in the top-five in many Memphis single-season categories after 2012: 1.83 walks allowed per seven innings (3rd), three saves (1st), 39 appearances (2nd), 31 games started (2nd), 19 complete games (T3rd), seven games finished (T5th), 199.1 innings pitched (2nd), 150 strikeouts (5th), 68 strikeouts looking (1st), 879 batters faced (2nd) and 14 caught stealing by (4th) ... Hit .435 when leading off for the team and .667 when the bases were loaded ... Had a perfect fielding percentage on 21 throwing attempts ... Fourth on the team in hitting (.252) with 34 hits and 14 RBI ... Had nine multiple-hit games ... Gave up just two hits in seven innings, throwing 98 pitches in a 3-0 win over UCF (4/22) ... Had a season-best 13 strikeouts in a 3-2, 13-inning win over Southern Miss (3/31) ... Threw just 87 pitches in a 7-2 victory over UTEP (4/15) ... Totaled 10 strikeouts against Northern Iowa (2/25) while allowing just one walk ... Hit her first career home run against Boston University (3/4) a two-run shot, to finish 2-for-3 on the game ... Recorded half of the team's hits in a 1-0 win over Murray State (3/28), going 3-for-3 with a double ... Did not allow a base runner in three innings of work to earn her third save of the season against UTEP (4/14).
Played in 11 games with four starts in the circle and one appearance in relief ... Made six pinch hit appearances ... Had one multiple-hit game and one multiple-RBI contest ... Made her collegiate debut, starting in the circle against FIU ... Against Alabama A&M, tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out four and giving up just three hits for her first collegiate victory ... Pinch hit against Mississippi Valley State ... Combined in a 2-0 shutout against Mississippi Valley State, pitching the first 4.1 innings with three hits and three strikeouts ... Threw two-thirds of an inning in game two against Houston, allowing one earned run ... Pinch-hit twice against Tulsa ... Pitched a complete game against Alabama State, striking out five for her third win ... Made pinch hit appearances against Chattanooga and Alabama in the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Played first base and pitched for Loreto Normanhurst ... Led Loreto Normanhurst to the New South Whales (NSW) national championship in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Member of the U19 Australian squad since 2008 ... Played one season on the Australian schoolgirl's team that won the 2009 Schoolgirl NSW national championship.
Played for the Kissing Point Sports Club ... Coached by Bill Hollland.
Daughter of Les and Marianne Roberts ... Also played cricket at Loreto Normanhurst ... Received merits in math and religious education ... Major is physical and teacher education.