Five-Run Third Helps Memphis Defeat Missouri State 5-3

March 12, 2013

1 7 R H E
Missouri State (8-10) 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 6 1
Memphis (11-13) 0 5 0 0 0 X 5 1
Hitting Leaders
Hits Runs RBI
Morgan Mosby 1 1 3
Lelani Bernardino 1 1 1
Laura Curtis 1 0 1
Pitching Leaders
Ellen Roberts 5.1 5 2 2 0 5 21 21 91
Jordan Richwood 1.2 1 1 1 0 3 6 6 29

MEMPHIS – The University of Memphis overcame an early 1-0 deficit, scoring five runs in the bottom third in a 5-3 victory over Missouri State in game one of a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at the Tigers softball Complex.

Morgan Mosby delivered a three-run double with no outs in the third inning to clear the bases and help Memphis build a large enough cushion to carry them through the remainder of the game. Missouri State hit three home runs in the game, including two by Stacia Boeckstiegel, but all three were solo shots.

Junior Ellen Roberts (5-9) earned her fifth victory of the season, pitching five and a third innings and allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts. Sophomore Jordan Richwood earned her second save of the season, pitching the final inning and two-thirds and allowing one run on one hit with three strikeouts.

Boeckstiegel gave MSU an early 1-0 lead with a two-out solo homer to left in the second inning.

The Tigers took the lead in the bottom of the third inning. Amber Lindahl began the inning with a single and advanced to second on a sac bunt by Breslin Perry who reached first on an error by the catcher. Lelani Bernardino followed with a double to left center to drive in the first Memphis run. A fielder’s choice no throw on a ball hit by Ijiah Hargrove loaded the bases and allowed Mosby to hit her bases clearing double. A sacrifice fly by Laura Curtis drove in the fifth run of the inning.

Heather Duckworth hit a solo home run to left in the top of the sixth inning for Missouri State and Boeckstiegel added her second solo homer in the seventh.

Chelsea Jones (7-4) suffered the loss for the Bears, allowing four earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts.

Game Notes

  • Laura Curtis led off the bottom 2nd with her team-leading seventh double of the year. She now has 11 doubles in her career and extends her hit streak to four games.
  • Lelani Bernardino hit her fifth double of the season and 24th of her career in the 3rd inning. The hit drove in the Tigers’ first run of the game, her third RBI of the season. She now has 43 career RBI. 
  • Bernardino scored her 83rd run of her career in the third inning to move into a tie for fifth place in school history. She is tied with Maddie McKinley (2008-11) and now has nine runs scored this season. She has scored runs in three-straight games. 
  • Morgan Mosby tied her career high with three RBI, clearing the bases on her third double of the season in the third inning. She leads the team with 12 RBI this year and has 28 career RBI and has eight career doubles. 
  • Laura Curtis drove in her fourth RBI of the season in the third inning with a sacrifice fly. She now has 19 career RBI. 
  • Jami Miller scored her second run of the season and 14th of her career as a pinch runner in the third inning. 
  • Breslin Perry scored her sixth run of the season and 13th of her career in the third inning. 
  • Ijiah Hargrove scored her eighth run of the season and 33rd of her career in the third inning. She has scored in three-straight games and four of the last five contests. 
  • Morgan Mosby scored her eighth run of the season and 40th of her career in the third inning. 
  • The five run third is the most scored in an inning this season by the Tigers.



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