Missouri State Pulls Away Late From Memphis, 16-5

March 12, 2013

 
1 R H E
Missouri State (9-10) 4 0 0 5 7 16 13 1
Memphis (11-14) 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
 
 
Hitting Leaders
Hits Runs RBI
Amber Lindahl 2 1 1
Morgan Mosby 2 1 0
Kelly Braman 1 1 1
Cierra Mangum 1 1 1
 
 
Pitching Leaders
IP ER  BB  SO  AB  BF NP
Jordan Richwood 3.0 4 5 5 1 4 14 16 77

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Holding a 5-4 lead halfway through the game, the University of Memphis softball team (11-14) made some costly mistakes late that allowed Missouri State (9-10) to score 12 runs and record a 16-5 win in six innings.

The Tigers plated five runs with two outs in the first inning as singles from Kelly Braman, Cierra Mangum and Amber Lindahl gave Memphis a 3-0 advantage. Breslin Perry drove in two more, reaching first on a fielding error by the second baseman, to allow Lindahl and Mangum to come home for a 5-0 lead after one.

Missouri State got its offense going in the second with four runs off three hits. After two singles and a hit by pitch, Lauren Eisenreich blasted an 0-1 pitch over the left field wall to put the Bears right back in it at 5-4.

In the fifth, the Bears took their first lead of the game as Ali Trickey and Stevie Pierce drove in four runs for Missouri State to take 9-5 advantage. The Bears kept their offense going in the sixth inning with seven unearned runs off three Tigers errors to pull ahead 16-5.

In the bottom frame, Memphis was unable to get a hit in its final three outs, resulting in a 16-5 loss for the Tigers.

Chelsea Jones (8-4) was given the win for the Bears while Jordan Richwood (5-4) suffered the loss for the Tigers. Lindahl and Morgan Mosby led Memphis with two hits apiece.

Memphis returns to Conference USA play this weekend with a three-game series against Tulsa. The teams will begin their series Saturday at 1 p.m. with a doubleheader.


 

 

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