Memphis Takes Game One of Doubleheader, 2-0
April 14, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Lauren Carley struck out a career-high eight batters and allowed just three batters to reach base as the University of Memphis softball team defeated the Alabama State Hornets, 2-0, in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Carley improves to 2-2 on the season after pitching her first career complete game shutout. She had a no-hitter through 6 1/3 innings until Quaniesha Limbrick connected on a one-out single with one out in the seventh.
This is the second time this season Memphis (20-16) has lost a no-hitter in the seventh inning. Carly Hummel also had a no-hitter going against Belmont before allowing a hit in the last inning.
Vanessa Walle and Keanah Prestridge each recorded one RBI for the Tigers, as Prestridge went 2-for-2 with two singles. Both teams were scoreless in the first inning, but then Prestridge connected on a two-out single to bring Heather Mott in and put Memphis ahead 1-0.
The Tigers would add another run on Walle's fourth inning bloop single to right field that allowed Maddie McKinley to score.
The Tigers stole five bases in the game, which is a season-high and tied for the second most number of bases stolen in a single game in school history. Maddie McKinley now has 15 stolen bases this season, fifth all-time for a single season.
This is the seventh shutout of the season for Memphis, which snapped a season-long three-game losing streak.
Game One Notes: This is the first meeting between Memphis and Alabama State ... Memphis is 23-0 all-time against teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference ... Freshman Morgan Mosby made her first start at designated player ... Heather Mott tied a career high with two stolen bases ... Memphis stole a season high five bases, which ties for second in school history ... Keanah Prestridge (2-for-2) had her fourth multi-hit game of the season ... Lauren Carley recorded her first shutout and the seventh of the season for Memphis. Carley had a career high eight strikeouts in her first complete game ... Keanah Prestridge had the game winning run in the second inning with a single that scored Heather Mott from third. It is Prestridge's second game-winner this season and Mott's third game-winning run.