Memphis Sweeps Doubleheader with CBU
Sept. 28, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis softball team began the 2012 season off strong as the Tigers were victorious in a fall exhibition doubleheader over Christian Brothers, 9-0 and 4-1, Friday night at the Tiger Softball Complex.
Sophomores Sara Pearson and Jordan Richwood combined for 24 strikeouts on the night and limited the Buccaneers to just seven hits. The Tigers erupted offensively, combining for 20 hits in the two games. Pearson also helped the Tigers behind the plate, going 3-for-3 in the first game with three RBI.
The Tigers will continue its fall play on Saturday with an exhibition against the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) All-Stars. The single game will take place at Gameday's First Tennessee Fields in Cordova, Tenn., at 7 p.m. Team NPF is made up of players from all four NPF teams and includes three former Olympians.
Team NPF and the Tigers will hold a clinic at First Tennessee Fields on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until noon. Visit www.gamedaysoftball.com for more information.
The Tigers added four runs in the second, getting started with a leadoff bunt by junior Ashleigh King. A Bernardino single and a triple by Mosby put the Tigers up 5-0 in the early going. Memphis added two more runs in the inning with a single by Pearson and a double by junior Libby Goranson.
Mosby and Pearson began another offensive charge for the Tigers in the fourth as Mosby singled through the left side and Pearson doubled down the left field line. Goranson pushed through two more runs for Memphis with a single up the middle to bring home Pearson and pinch runner Lindsie Knowles for a 9-0 advantage.
On the night, Pearson and Goranson each brought in three runs during the game, while senior Morgan Mosby drove in two. In the circle, Pearson struck out 11, giving up just two hits and two walks in her complete game effort.
The Tigers added their final run of the game in the sixth inning as Braman gave the Tigers a 4-0 advantage from a sac fly by Perry. The Bucs added their lone run of the night in the bottom of the seventh off three straight two-out singles to make the final 4-1.
Richwood fanned 13 batters in the circle for the Tigers, giving up five hits and zero walks. Perry drove in all three earned runs for Memphis in the game.