Another Pitching Gem For Hummel Not Enough As Sycamores Defeat Tigers, 1-0
Feb. 20, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
Bailey Wittenauer's bloop single in the top of the sixth inning drove in what proved to be the winning run for the Indiana State Sycamores as they defeated the Memphis Tigers on Sat., Feb. 20 in the 2010 Blues City Classic at the Tiger Softball Complex. The Tigers fall to 2-3 on the season. Indiana State improves to 1-3 on the year.
Freshman Carly Hummel pitched five scoreless innings before Wittenauer drove in Alyssa Doyle from third base in the top of the sixth. Hummel gave up one run on three hits, one error and had eight strikeouts. The native of Bakersfield, Calif., has 27 strikeouts through her first 17 innings as a Tiger pitcher.
Memphis left nine base runners stranded in the game. The Tigers had two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the sixth, with two out when Shanna Brown struck out looking on a close pitch on the outside of the plate.
Jessica Phillips, a sophomore from Chattanooga, Tenn., led the Tigers going two-for-four on the game. It was her second multi-hit game of the season.
Outstanding play from the Tiger defense prevented the Sycamores from plating any runners in the top of the third inning. With Doyle on base, Shannon Robinson sent one deep to center field where Kim Sirman made a diving over the back catch and doubled up Doyle on the base path. Earlier in the inning, junior catcher Keanah Prestridge made a diving catch on a pop up to the catcher for the first out in the third.
Meagan McCurdy got the win for Indiana State. The senior from Indianapolis, Ind., is 1-1 with a 0.35 ERA in two appearances. McCurdy gave up five hits and two walks in seven innings. She had four strikeouts.
Hummel falls to 1-2 on the year. She has a 1.75 ERA through three starts.
The Tigers have lost two-straight 1-0 games after losing to IPFW in their second game of the Blues City Classic.
Memphis will wrap up the Blues City Classic with a game against the McNeese State Cowgirls on Sun., Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. McNeese State is 3-0 in the tournament and 5-5 overall.