Softball Finishes Fall Tournament Perfect
Sept. 30, 2007
For Immediate Release
Game One Henderson State 031 010 0 - 5 9 1 Memphis 101 060 X - 8 11 1 Win: Sterling. Loss: Darnstoedt 2B: (MEM) Hayden, Kelso. (HSU) Gast, Lynn
MEMPHIS - After two come from behind victories on Sunday, the University of Memphis softball team closed out its fall tournament with a perfect 4-0 record.
The Tigers came back from a 5-2 deficit in the day's first game against Henderson State University, but used a six-run fifth inning to pull ahead for the 8-5 victory. Sophomore Leigh Rowan then gave Memphis a 2-1 win against cross-town Christian Brothers University with a two-run homer in the fifth inning.
Rowan led the Tigers on the day with a 2-for-3 performance and three RBI. Juniors Leandra Hines and Kimmi Hayden both went 3-for-5 in the two games with two runs scored, and senior Lindsay Kelso finished 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Junior Lyndsey Sterling and freshman Janelle Valle both earned victories for the Tigers on the mound. Sterling pitched four innings in relief against Henderson State to pick up her second victory in as many days. Valle pitched a two-hitter against CBU with six strikeouts in her only appearance on the mound in the weekend.
Henderson State scored four runs off freshman Kimber Bossom and added a run in the fifth inning off Sterling to take a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the inning. But six hits and an error allowed the Tigers to score six runs in the bottom of the inning. Junior Tori Gross came around to score the winning run on a single by junior Brittany Gooch. Junior Leila Dolfo ended the inning with a two-run single to right.
CBU took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning. The Tigers went without a hit until Hayden led off the inning with her second double on the day. Rowan then hit a game-winning two-run homer to left field.
Memphis will continue its fall workouts for the next month and will close with a doubleheader at Alabama on October 27.