Roberts Hits First Career Home Run in 7-3 Loss to Boston University
March 4, 2012
Boston (5-3) carried a four-run lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, up 5-1. Memphis sophomore pitcher Ellen Roberts then belted her first career home run to drive in two and cut the lead in half. But the Terriers' Emily Roesch hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh to negate the U of M comeback attempt.
Roberts and freshman Kassy Dunn both turned in multi-hit efforts. Roberts finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Dunn went 2-for-3 in the game. Junior shortstop Morgan Mosby hit her first career triple and scored a run in the fourth inning.
Roberts (2-6) suffered the loss in the circle for the Tigers. The Australian native allowed five runs on nine hits in four and two-thirds innings. Junior Carly Hummel pitched the final two and a third innings and allowed two runs on four hits.
Boston took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Jaume Mask, who sent 3-for-4 in the game with three runs scored, led off the inning with a single up the middle. Another single and then two-straight groundouts to short drove in Mask for the opening run.
The Terriers went up 2-0 with a second run off a RBI groundout in the third inning. The Tigers scored in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 2-1. Following a leadoff triple by Mosby, she scored on a ball four, wild pitch to Jessica Phillips.
Boston broke the game open with a three-run fifth. Mask led off the inning with a single and scored on a two-out home run to center by Amy Ekart. Brittany Clendenny then scored the third run after singling and scoring on a single through the left side by Mandy Fernandez.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Phillips had a two-out single followed by a two-run homer by Roberts to cut the Boston lead to 5-3.
Holli Floetker (5-1) earned the victory. She allowed three runs on six hits with four strikeouts.
Memphis will next hit the road this week for five games. The Tigers will play a doubleheader at Alcorn State on Tuesday followed by the Conference USA opener against UAB on Saturday and Sunday.