@MemphisSoftball Sweeps Doubleheader at SEMO
Sept. 29, 2013
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The University of Memphis softball team swept a doubleheader at SEMO Sunday night, winning the first game 1-0 in eight innings, and winning the nightcap 10-4.
Offensively, Amber Lindahl delivered the game-winning single in game one. In the nightcap, five different Tigers had hits, and Memphis scored seven runs in the second inning. Lindsay Crowdus and Brittany Vaughn each had two hits in game two.
Crowdus finished with four hits on the day and Vaughn added three RBI.
Memphis won game one of Sunday's doubleheader in extra innings. After seven scoreless innings, the two teams played the top of the eighth inning under international tiebreaker rules (runner starts the inning on second base).
With one out, Amber Lindahl lined a single into right-center field to score Schulz and give Memphis a 1-0 lead.
The Redhawks moved their runner to third base in the bottom of the eighth, but Memphis held on for the 1-0 victory.
Much of the first game was a pitcher's duel between Roberts and SEMO's Aubrey Denno. Roberts pitched the first five innings, allowing just one hit and striking out nine batters. Calli Irvin pitched the final three innings of the contest, allowing only one hit.
Denno pitched all eight innings for SEMO.
In Sunday's finale, Memphis got off to a fast start. Lindsay Crowdus gave Memphis a 1-0 lead with a lead-off home run in the top of the first. After a bunt single and stolen base by Hannah Harrell, Brittany Vaughn doubled to drive in Harrell to give Memphis a 2-0 lead. Vaughn advanced to third on the play, and then scored on a SEMO throwing error. That play gave Memphis a 3-0 lead three batters into the game.
The Tigers added seven runs in the second inning to take a 10-0 advantage. The Tigers had five hits in the inning, and were aided by three SEMO errors.
The 10-run cushion was more than enough for Richwood and Irvin to close out the victory. Richwood, the starter in game two, pitched three innings and gave up two runs. Irvin came in and pitched the final four innings, and allowed two SEMO runs late in the contest.
Memphis returns to action on Wednesday night, hosting Ole Miss at Tiger Softball Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m., and admission is free for all fans.