Memphis vs. Northwesten State Post Game Notes
Feb. 8, 2009
Today's game is the first meeting between Memphis and Northwestern State. The Tigers are now 2-1 all-time against teams from the Southland Conference.
The game pitted Memphis head coach Windy Thees against one of her former assistants, Donald Pickett. Pickett is in his first year as the head coach at Northwestern State after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Memphis. Pickett also was the summer travel ball coach for a team that included Memphis' Maddie McKinley, Jessica Phillips and Kamri Chester.
Memphis set a school record for sacrifice hits in a game with four, all of them coming in a three-run second inning. The previous high of three had been done three times, most recently against Tulsa on May 10, 2007.
Tori Gross scored her third run of the season in the second inning. The Tigers first run of the game came on a fly bally dropped by the left fielder allowing Gross to score from third.
Kamri Chester scored her second run of the season in the second inning, scoring on a sacrifice bunt by Leandra Hines. The throw to first on the play was wild and ended up in the visitor's dugout, allowing Hines to advance to second and Kim Sirman to also score on the play. The run was Sirman's second of the season and the RBI is Hines' first of the year.
Kailey Kassner had her first multi-hit game of the season. The sophomore finished ___ 2-for-4 with two singles.
Leila Dolfo scored her second run of the season in the fifth inning to give Memphis a 4-2 lead. Dolfo had reached base on a fielding error and scored from third on a wild pitch.
Leigh Rowan hit a pinch hit double down the left field line in the sixth inning. The double is the first of the year for the junior and 11th of her career.