Hummel Shuts Out Blue Raiders in 6-0 Tiger Victory
April 15, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
The Memphis Tigers' bats came to life in game two of Thursday's doubleheader to aide Carly Hummel's two-hitter in a 6-0 shutout victory over Middle Tennessee at the Tiger Softball Complex in Memphis. With the win, the Tigers pick up a split of the doubleheader with the Blue Raiders.
Memphis improves to 22-17 on the year with the victory. Middle Tennessee falls to 15-20 on the season.
Memphis added to the lead when Vanessa Walle used a sacrifice fly to score McKinley.
In the bottom of the second, Bernardino singled through the left side to score Alyssa Palmieri from third to put the Tigers up 3-0. Palmieri had reached on a fielder's choice earlier in the inning.
The Tigers widened their lead in the bottom of third to 5-0 on Jessica Phillips' fourth home run of the season. Her home run drove in Walle. Walle had reached base on a double to left field. The two-run blast marked Phillips' 10th RBI of the year.
Memphis added a sixth run in the bottom of the fifth when Alex Marshall reached on a throwing error by the short stop. Heather Mott scored from third base. Mott reached base on a single to left field and moved over to second on a stolen base. She took third base on a wild pitch before scoring to put Memphis ahead 6-0.
Carly Hummel picks up the win for the Tigers after throwing six shutout innings. The freshman from Bakersfield, Calif., had a no hitter going into the top of sixth when Corrie Abel hit a hard line drive off Hummel into center field for the first hit of the game. Middle Tennessee got a second hit in the inning from Natalie Ysais.
Hummel shut out the Blue Raiders over six innings. She improves to 13-7 on the year and had six strikeouts on the game. Hummel heads into Saturday's doubleheader with Southern Miss with a 1.72 ERA.
Lauren Carley came in to relieve Hummel in the seventh inning. Carley had one strikeout in one inning.
Janele Robinson got the start on Wednesday evening for the Blue Raiders. The freshman from Toledo, Ill., pitched the first inning and two-thirds before being replaced by Caty Jutson. Jutson pitched three-and-one-third innings before Robison re-entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Robinson gets the loss, falling to 1-5 on the season. She has a 4.75 ERA on the year. Robinson gave up four hits on the game and allowed two earned runs.
Jutson allowed five Tiger hits and two earned runs. She has a 6.62 ERA on the season.
Bernardino and McKinley each had two hits on the game for the Tigers. Phillips 2 RBI on her two-run homer paced the U of M batters.
The Tigers tied a record on the base paths in Thursday's second game. Memphis had seven stolen bases on the game, tying the team record which was originally set in 2006 against Grambling State.
The Tigers will return to action on Sat., April 17 when they will start a three-game series with C-USA foe Southern Miss at the Tiger Softball Complex. Game one is scheduled to commence at 1 p.m.
Game Two Notes: This is the ninth game between the two schools. Memphis is now 7-2 all-time against Middle Tennessee ... Memphis is now 23-11 all-time against schools from the state of Tennessee ... Lelani Bernardino (2-for-4) had her 10th multi-hit game of the season with a pair of singles. It was her second-straight multi-hit game ... Jessica Phillips hit her fourth home run in the season, a two-run shot in the third inning down the left field line. It is Phillips' fourth multi-RBI game of the season ... Maddie McKinley (2-for-4) had her eighth multi-hit game with a double and a single. McKinley knocked in an RBI and scored a run ... The seven stolen bases in the game tied a school record, matching the team's total against Grambling State in 2006 ... Alex Marshall knocked in her first career RBI with a ground ball in the fifth inning ... Seven different Tigers recorded hits in the game ... Maddie McKinley's double in the first inning knocked Lelani Bernardino from first for the game-winning run. McKinley now has three game-winning RBI and Bernardino has five game-winning runs ... Carly Hummel and Lauren Carley combined for the ninth shutout of the season for Memphis. It is the first combined shutout for Hummel and second for Carley.