Memphis Begins Bank of Hawaii Invitational on Friday
Go Tigers!
Memphis senior infielder Jami Miller.

Go Tigers!
Memphis senior infielder Jami Miller.
Go Tigers!

Feb. 28, 2013

Bank of Hawaii Invitational

 March 1-3, 2013 - Honolulu, Hawaii - (Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium)
Memphis Campbell WKU SEMO
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Western Kentucky
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Hawaii
Rainbow Wahine

(5-9, 0-0 C-USA) (8-3, 0-0 Big South) (5-3, 0-0 Sun Belt) (9-4, 0-0 Big West)
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HONOLULU, Hawaii-- The University of Memphis softball team is set to begin play in the Bank of Hawaii Invitational hosted by the University of Hawaii from Friday through Sunday.

The Tigers (5-9) are one of four teams competing in the tournament that also includes Campbell and Western Kentucky. Memphis will open with Campbell on Friday at 3:30 p.m. (HT)/7:30 p.m. (CT) at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

Memphis will play two games on Saturday, facing Western Kentucky at 1 p.m. (HT)/5 p.m. CT followed by No. 20/22 Hawaii at 5 p.m. (HT)/9 p.m. (CT). The tournament concludes on Sunday with tournament play with the U of M playing two games to be determined.

The Last Meeting
Memphis1
#20/22 Hawai'i5
February 27, 2013
Honolulu, O'ahu
No. 20/22 Hawaii Tops Memphis, 5-1
No. 20/22 Hawaii scored three late runs on its way to a 5-1 victory over the University of Memphis softball team at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium on Wednesday night.


Pitching Dominated in Week 3

  • The Tigers' pitching this week averaged 13.7 strikeouts per game, 0.7 walks per game and had a 1.00 ERA.
  • In the first two weeks of the season, Memphis averaged 5.1 strikeouts per game, 5.3 walks per game and had a 4.18 ERA.
  • Ellen Roberts led the team with a 2-0 record and an 0.64 ERA. She struck out 19 in 11 innings and allowed one run on five hits with one walk.
  • Jordan Richwood struck out 22 in her 10 innings of work and finished 1-0 with a save. She struck out a school seven-inning record of 16 against SEMO in a 2-1 victory. Richwood had a 1.40 ERA with two runs scored on six hits with one walk.

Roberts Named TSWA Pitcher of the Week

  • Ellen Roberts was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Pitcher of the Week on February 26.
  • Roberts led Memphis with a 2-0 record at the Blues City Classic and had an 0.64 ERA.
  • The Australian struck out 19 in 11 innings and allowed one run on five hits with one walk.

Richwood Strikes Out 16

  • Jordan Richwood struck out a school seven-inning record 16 batters in a 2-1 victory over SEMO.
  • The mark ranks second all-time in school history.
  • Richwood struck out 22 batters on the week in 10 innings with just one walk.

Sixth Annual Blues City Classic

  • Memphis won its first Blues City Classic with a 3-0 record.
  • The Tigers were the only school of the 12 programs to finish the tournament undefeated
  • Memphis allowed just three runs in the three games and had two one-run victories.
  • Tigers' pitching dominated with 43 strikeouts in the three games.
  • Ellen Roberts and Lelani Bernardino were both named to the All-Tournament First Team and Jordan Richwood was named to the Second Team.
Year Blues City Classic History Record
2007 2nd of 6 Teams 3-1
2008 2nd of 6 Teams 3-1
2009 Weather Shortened 0-1
2010 T2nd of 6 Teams 2-2
2012 4th of 6 Teams 2-3
2013 1st of 12 Teams 3-0

Gunning Them Down

  • Junior catcher Amber Lindahl set a new school career record for runners thrown out stealing, surpassing the previous record of 30 set by Kimmi Hayden (2006-08). Lindahl has thrown out 35 runners in her three years.
  • Lindahl threw out two of three attempts (67%) last week and has thrown out 11 of 16 attempts (69%) in the first two weeks of the season.
  • Lindahl set the school-single season record last year with 21, which tied for the lead in Conference USA.

Tigers in Tournament Play

  • The Tigers have participated in 26 different tournaments in eight seasons and carry a 59-64 record into the Bank of Hawaii Invitational
  • This year, Memphis is 5-8 in tournament play.
  • Last year, Memphis finished 4-14 in four regular season tournaments.
Year Tournament Record
2006 Louisiana Classic (Lafayette, La.) 3-1
2006 FIU Tournament (Miami, Fla.) 2-2
2006 UNC Tournament (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1-4
2007 Easton Tiger Classic (Baton Rouge, La.) 4-2
2007 Sunshine State Tourn. (Tallahassee, Fla.) 1-3
2007 Blues City Classic (Memphis, Tenn.) 3-1
2007 San Diego Tourn. (San Diego, Calif.) 4-1
2008 USF Wilson Invitational (Tampa, Fla.) 2-3
2008 Kajikawa Classic (Tempe, Ariz.) 3-1
2008 Blues City Classic (Memphis, Tenn.) 4-1
2008 Residence Inn Invit. (Norman, Okla.) 1-3
2008 Winthrop/Adidas Invit. (Rock Hill, S.C.) 3-1
2009 South Alabama Invit. (Mobile, Ala.) 1-3
2009 K-Club Classic (Kennesaw, Ga.) 1-4
2009 Blues City Classic (Memphis, Tenn.) 0-1
2009 Spring Fling Tourn. (Honolulu, Hawaii) 2-3
2010 Blues City Classic (Memphis, Tenn.) 2-2
2010 UcSB Gaucho Classic (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1-1
2010 USF Under Armour Inv. (Clearwater, Fla.) 3-2
2011 FIU Combat Classic (Miami, Fla.) 3-2
2011 Panther Invitational (Atlanta, Ga.) 4-0
2011 Stanford Nike Invit. (Palo Alto, Calif.) 3-1
2011 Bulldog Classic (Starkville, Miss.) 1-1
2012 Mardi Gras Invitational (Mobile, Ala.) 2-2
2012 Desert Classic (Las Vegas, Nev.) 0-6
2012 Blues City Classic (Memphis, Tenn.) 2-3
2012 Tennessee Classic (Knoxville, Tenn.) 0-3
2013 Texas Classic (Austin, Texas) 1-4
2013 LSU Purple & Gold Classic (Baton Rouge, La.) 1-4
2013 Blues City Classic (Southaven, Miss.) 3-0

Nice to Meet You

  • Memphis will play two opponents in the Bank of Hawaii Invitational for the first time in Western Kentucky and Campbell
  • The Tigers are scheduled to play eight opponents in 2013 for the first time: Campbell, Detroit, Jackson State, Nicholls State, Texas, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Virginia and Western Kentucky.
  • Memphis is 53-60 all-time in first meetings.

Memphis vs #20/22 Hawaii

  • Hawaii leads the all-time series 3-0.
  • Natalie Poole is 1-3 all-time against Hawaii.
Memphis vs Hawaii (0-2)
Date Location Result Score
3-12-2009 Honolulu, Hawaii L 5-3
2-16-2012 Las Vegas, Nev. L 9-1 (6)
2-27-2013 Honolulu, Hawaii L 5-1

Memphis vs the Big West

  • Memphis s 2-5 all-time against current members of the Big West.
  • Natalie Poole is 1-8 all-time against current members of the Big West.
Memphis vs Big West (2-5)
Opponent Record
Cal State Northridge 0-1
Hawaii 0-3
Long Beach State 0-1
UC Davis 1-0
UC Riverside 1-0

Scouting vs Campbell

  • Memphis and Campbell are meeting for the first time.
  • Natalie Poole is 1-2 all-time against Campbell

Memphis vs the Big South

  • Memphis is 1-1 all-time against current members of the Big South
  • Natalie Poole is 25-7 all-time against current members of the Big South
Memphis vs Big South (1-1)
Opponent Record
Gardner-Webb 1-0
Radford 0-1

Memphis vs Western Kentucky

  • Memphis and Western Kentucky are meeting for the first time.
  • Natalie Poole is 0-0 against Western Kentucky.

Memphis vs the Sun Belt

  • Memphis is 12-5 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt
  • Natalie Poole is 12-15 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt.
Memphis vs Sun  Belt (12-5)
Opponent Record
FIU 1-1
Louisiana-Lafayette 0-1
Louisiana-Monroe 1-0
Middle Tennessee 7-1
North Texas 1-2
South Alabama 2-0

Against the Nationally Ranked

  • Memphis is 2-24 all-time against teams ranked in the top 25 nationally.
  • The Tigers two wins against ranked teams came in 2011 with victories against No. 22 Ohio State in the season opening weekend and at #16 Stanford.
  • The U of M is 0-16 against teams ranked in the top 10.
  • Memphis has had two near miss against a top 10 opponent. The Tigers fell 7-2 at #7 LSU in 2007 after the U of M gave up five runs in the top of the ninth inning.
  • Memphis came an out away from beating No. 10 LSU in 2013, but LSU rallied to score two runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh for a 5-4 win.

Rank

Team (Date) Result
#18 at La.-Lafayette (2-11-06) L, 1-12
#7 at LSU (2-11-07) L, 1-3
#7 at LSU (2-11-07) L, 2-7 (9)
#22 at Florida State (2-17-07) L, 0-8
#1 at Tennessee (4-10-07) L, 1-4
#13 vs Florida (2-9-08) L, 0-9
#4 at Arizona State (2-16-08) L, 1-12
#9 at Oklahoma (3-1-08) L, 0-17
#9 at Oklahoma (3-2-08) L, 0-10
#11 at Houston (3-29-08) L, 0-8
#11 at Houston (3-29-08) L, 1-7
#11 at Houston (3-30-08) L, 0-3
#9 at Houston (5-8-08) L, 1-9
#2 vs Alabama (2-7-09) L, 2-7
#9 vs California (3-11-09) L, 0-1
#22 vs Ohio State (2-12-11) W, 7-3 (8)
#16 at Stanford (2-25-11) W, 2-1
#22 vs Texas A&M (3-6-11) L, 0-1 (9)
#3 at Alabama (5-21-11) L, 1-7
#2 vs Alabama (2-10-12) L, 0-8
#8 at Tennessee (3-3-12) L, 0-7
#17 vs Louisville (3-3-12) L, 0-11
#8 at Tennessee (4-17-12) L, 0-5
#8 at Tennessee (4-17-12) L, 2-3
#7 at Texas (2-9-13) L, 0-4
#10 at LSU (2-16-13) L, 4-5
#20 at Hawaii (2-27-13) L, 1-5

 

 

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