A Six-Run Sixth Lifts Memphis in 8-1 Victory over Alcorn State
March 20, 2013
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.
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.