@MemphisSoftball Tournament Preview: 2014 Troy Subway Invitational
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Feb. 6, 2014

MT Kennesaw State troy North Florida

vs Middle Tennessee
Friday, February 7
1:00 pm CT 

vs Kennesaw State
Saturday, February 8
9:30 am CT 
at Troy
Saturday, February 8
5:00 pm CT 
vs North Florida
Sunday, February 9
9:30 am CT 
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis softball team opens the 2014 season this weekend (Feb. 7-9) at the Troy Subway Invitational in Troy, Ala.

Memphis opens the 2014 campaign on Friday, Feb. 7, against Middle Tennessee at 1 p.m. The Tigers play two games on Saturday, facing Kennesaw State at 9:30 a.m. before squaring off against hosts Troy at 5 p.m. Memphis concludes play in the event on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. against North Florida.

The Last Meeting
Middle Tennessee State0
April 15, 2010
Memphis, Tenn.
Hummel Shuts Out Blue Raiders in 6-0 Tiger Victory
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.

The Last Meeting
Kennesaw State4
February 21, 2009
Kennesaw, Ga.
Five Run Fourth Boosts Memphis in Victory Over Kennesaw State
Extra base hits by Heather Mott and Nikki Moreno propelled the University of Memphis softball team to a five-run fourth inning, helping the Tigers beat Kennesaw State 7-4 in the K-Club Classic on Saturday night.

The Last Meeting
North Florida0
February 11, 2011
Miami, Fla.
Hummel's No-Hitter Gives Thees 300th Victory
Sophomore pitcher Carly Hummel tossed the sixth no-hitter in program history to lead the University of Memphis softball team to a 3-0 season-opening victory over North Florida at the FIU Combat Classic. With the win, head coach Windy Thees collected her 300th career victory.

Live stats, live video and a live blog will be available for all four games. More information about this weekend's event is also available here: http://www.troytrojans.com/news/2014/1/31/SB_0131140529.aspx.

The Tigers return 14 letterwinners and seven starters from last season's 24-36 squad. The team also welcomes seven newcomers in 2014, as Memphis looks to improve its win total for the third consecutive season under head coach Natalie Poole.

Memphis Schedule-Troy Subway Invitational

Friday, Feb. 7: Memphis vs. Middle Tennessee 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8: Memphis vs. Kenesaw State 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8: Memphis at Troy 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9: Memphis vs. North Florida 9:30 a.m.

Memphis in Season Openers

  • The Memphis softball program holds an all-time record of 4-4 in season-opening games. The Tigers have played seven of those contests on the road, and started the season at home, against Wichita State, in 2010. 
  • Last season, Memphis lost a 6-2 game to North Texas on Feb. 8, 2013 in the first game of the Texas Classic in Austin, Texas. 
  • Memphis has outscored its opponents 45-31 in season openers. - The Tigers are 0-2 in season openers under head coach Natalie Poole 
  • Memphis has thrown one no-hitter in the season opener. Carly Hummel no-hit North Florida 3-0 in the season opener in 2011 in Miami, Fla. 
  • The Tigers have thrown two no-hitters in the opening weekend. Jenna Kubesch no-hit Middle Tennessee 1-0 in Baton Rouge in the 2007 opening weekend.

Memphis vs Troy Subway Invitational Opponents

  • Memphis is 10-3 all-time against the opponents it will face in the Troy Subway Invitational. 
  • The Tigers are 7-2 vs Middle Tennessee, 1-0 vs Kennesaw State and 2-1 vs North Florida. 
  • The Tigers will face Troy for the first time in the program's history.

Starting the Season Neutral

  • Memphis will start the season at a neutral site event for the 8th time in program history. Memphis holds a 16-17 overall record in these opening weekend events. 
  • 2006 (Louisiana Classic in Lafayette, La.): 3-1 record 
  • 2007 (Easton Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La.): 4-2 record 
  • 2008 (USF Wilson Invitational in Tampa, Fla.): 2-3 record 
  • 2009 (South Alabama Invitational in Mobile, Ala.): 1-3 record 
  • 2011 (FIU Combat Classic in Miami, Fla.): 3-2 record 
  • 2012 (Mardi Gras Invitational in Mobile, Ala.): 2-2 record 
  • 2013 (Texas Classic in Austin, Texas): 1-4 record

Memphis on the Road

  • Memphis will play in four neutral-site events and host the Blues City Classic in Southaven, Miss. to begin the 2014 season. 
  • After this weekend, Memphis travels to Lafayette, La. and will participate in the Ragin' Cajuns Invitational from Feb. 14-16. 
  • Memphis hosts the seventh annual Blues City Classic Feb. 21-23 in Southaven, Miss. before going back on the road. 
  • Memphis travels south for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic in Gulfport, Miss from Feb. 28-Mar. 2., before traveling to Florida for the Stetson Classic in Deland, Fla. Mar. 7-9. 
  • The Tigers play their first game at Tiger Softball Complex on Mar. 12 against Jackson State.

Consistency in the Circle

  • Pitchers Ellen Roberts and Jordan Richwood, the top two Memphis pitchers in 2013, both return for the 2014 season. 
  • Last season, Roberts set a school record for appearances with 49, and now ranks third in program history in wins with 29. 
  • Roberts ranks first in program history in both games started (70) and saves (five). 
  • Richwood currently sits in second place in school history in strikeouts per seven innings (7.54) and is third in opponents' batting average against (.233).

Harrell Returns After All-Conference Season

  • Sophomore outfielder Hannah Harrell returns after earning All-Conference USA Freshman Team honors last season. 
  • In 2013, the Ashland, Miss., native hit .419 (13-for-31) in conference action.

Lindahl a Record Setter

  • Senior catcher Amber Lindahl enters the 2014 season having thrown out a school-record 49 runners. 
  • In 2013, Lindahl set a school record for a second consecutive year by throwing out 25 base runners.



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