A Six-Run Sixth Lifts Memphis in 8-1 Victory over Alcorn State

March 20, 2013

 
1 R H E
Alcorn State (2-19) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Memphis (14-17) 0 1 0 1 6 X 8 9 1
 
 
Hitting Leaders
Hits Runs RBI
Morgan Mosby 2 0 1
Wheeler Hill 2 1 2
Amber Lindahl 1 1 2
Lelani Bernardino 1 0 1
Kelly Braman 1 1 0
Georganna Goodwin 0 1 0
Ellen Roberts 1 0 0
Ijiah Hargrove 0 1 0
Sara Pearson 0 1 1
Hannah Harrell 0 1 0
Lindsie Knowles 1 1 1
 
 
Pitching Leaders
IP ER  BB  SO  AB  BF NP
Jordan Richwood 7.0 3 1 1 3 9 24 27 115

MEMPHIS – The University of Memphis softball team recorded its largest scoring inning of the season with a six-run sixth on its way to an 8-1 victory over Alcorn State Wednesday night in the second game of a doubleheader.

The Tigers (14-17) swept the midweek doubleheader with the Braves (2-19) and have now won three-straight games.

Memphis scored six runs on five hits in the sixth inning. Sophomore Wheeler Hill and senior Morgan Mosby led the team with two hits each, while Hill and Lindahl both had a pair of RBI.

Sophomore Jordan Richwood (6-5) earned the victory, allowing one run on three hits with nine strikeouts.

Alcorn State scored the first run of the game in top of the third to take a 1-0 lead. Chqueta Givens earned a one-out walk and advanced to third on a double by Rayven Riggs. She then scored the Braves’ only run in the game on a wild pitch.

Memphis tied it up with an unearned run in the bottom of the inning. Hill reached base on a throwing error by the third baseman and made it all the way to third on the error. Mosby then hit her second-straight double in the game to drive in the run.

The Tigers took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Lindahl reached base on a throwing error at short. Pinch runner Hannah Harrell then stole second and reached third on a sac bunt, allowing senior Lelani Bernardino to drive her in with a bunt single.

Memphis scored four runs before recording an out in the sixth inning. Singles by Kelly Braman and Ellen Roberts along with a walk to Georganna Goodwin loaded the bases with no outs. Sara Pearson drove in the first run with a bases loaded walk. Lindahl then doubled down the left line to bring in two more runners across the play. Freshman Lindsie Knowles followed with her first collegiate hit to score a fourth run. Hill ended the scoring with a two-run single to left.

Kassandra Duncan (0-4) suffered the loss for the Braves, allowing five runs on six hits with two walks. Alexandra Harris led Alcorn State with a 2-for-3 performance.

Memphis next hosts a three-game series with UAB on Saturday and Sunday. The Tigers will host a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. and close with a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m. Following Sunday’s game, the Tigers will host an Easter Egg hunt for Pouncer’s Pals members.

Game Notes

  • Wheeler Hill had her first multiple-hit and multiple-RBI game with a 2-for-4 performance, two RBI and a run scored. The RBI were the first of her career and the run was her fifth of the season. 
  • Morgan Mosby had a career high two doubles in a 2-for-4 game with a RBI. She now has six doubles on the season and 11 in her career. It marked her team-leading ninth multi-hit game of the season and 27th of her career. She now has 13 RBI on the season and 29 in her career. 
  • Amber Lindahl had her third multi-RBI game of the season and fifth of her career with two RBI. She now has eight RBI on the season and 18 in her career. 
  • Lindahl also scored her fourth run of the season and 11th of her career and had her third double of the season and seventh of her career. 
  • Lelani Bernardino drove in her fifth run of the season and 45th of her career in the fifth inning with a single. 
  • Kelly Braman scored her ninth run of the season and 58th of her career in the sixth inning. 
  • Georganna Goodwin scored her second career run in the sixth inning. 
  • Ijiah Hargrove scored her ninth run of the season and 34th of her career as a pinch runner in the sixth inning. 
  • Sara Pearson recorded her second RBI of the season and seventh of her career with a pinch hit single in the sixth inning. 
  • Hannah Harrell scored her sixth run of the season as a pinch runner in the fifth. 
  • Lindsie Knowles recorded her first collegiate hit with a RBI single in the sixth inning, driving in her first career run. She also scored her fourth run of the season in the inning. 
  • Memphis improves to 11-1 all-time against Alcorn State and 36-2 against teams from the SWAC. 
  • The Tigers are now 12-2 this season when scoring three runs or more. 
  • The six-run sixth is the largest run production inning for Memphis this season. The previous high was five.

 

 

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