Memphis Hosts Doubleheader with Belmont
Feb. 26, 2007
For Immediate Release
The University of Memphis will host Belmont in a doubleheader on Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m. at Greenbrook Park in Southaven, Miss.
Memphis head coach Windy Thees will be going for her 200th victory on Tuesday. In her seventh season, Thees is one win away from the plateau and has a 199-124 overall record.
Sophomore Leandra Hines leads the Lady Tigers in batting with a .400 clip. Eight of her 12 hits have been bunt singles. Hines and senior Lindsey Pridgen lead the team in multiple hit games with three.
The Tigers set a new team record with 11 strikeouts against Alabama A&M. The previous record of 10 had been accomplished four teams. Senior first baseman Kara Ross also set a new Memphis single game record for putouts with 11 against SEMO at first base. She then matched the record with 11 as the catcher against Alabama A&M.
Last week, Memphis placed second in the Blues City Classic in Southaven, Miss., with a 3-1 record. The lone Lady Tiger loss on the week came against tournament champion Evansville. Memphis beat Mississippi Valley State, 8-2; SEMO, 2-1 in nine innings; and Alabama A&M, 7-4.
Belmont comes to Memphis with a 2-6 record and has lost three straight. The Bruins went 1-3 last week in the MT Breast Cancer Strikeout Classic hosted by Middle Tennessee State.
After facing Belmont, the Lady Tigers will fly to San Diego to participate in the University of San Diego Tournament beginning on Friday. Memphis will play San Diego twice and also meet up against Cal State Northridge, Loyola Marymount and UC Riverside in the three-day tournament.
Live stats of Tuesday's games are available online through Gametracker. Live audio will also be available for the games with Daniel O'Brien calling the play-by-play. A CSTV XXL All-Access or Memphis All-Access subscription is required to listen to the feed. A link to the live coverage is available on the Memphis softball schedule page at www.gotigersgo.com.