Memphis Opens League Play at UTEP
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Memphis freshman third baseman Cierra Mangum

Go Tigers!
Memphis freshman third baseman Cierra Mangum
Go Tigers!

March 8, 2013

Memphis at UTEP

 March 9-10, 2013 - El Paso, Texas (Helen of Troy Field) 


7-13 (0-0 C-USA)

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7-8 (0-0 C-USA)

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Game 1 - Saturday - 1 PM MT
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Game 2 - Saturday - 3 PM MT
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Game 3 - Sunday - 10 AM MT
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EL PASO, Texas -- The University of Memphis (7-13, 0-0) softball team opens up Conference USA play with a three-game series at UTEP (7-8, 0-0) on Saturday and Sunday.

The two teams play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. (MT)/2 p.m. (CT) at Helen of Troy Field. The Tigers and Miners close the series on Sunday with a 10 a.m. (MT)/11 a.m. (CT) match-up.

Memphis Quick Hits

  • Ijiah Hargrove leads the Tigers with a .385 batting average. 
  • Morgan Mosby leads the team with eight RBI, seven runs scored and two home runs. She is hitting .333 on the season. 
  • Memphis raised its batting average 13 points in the last seven games from .193 to .206. 
  • The Tigers have struggled with the bases loaded, hitting just 2-for-14 (.143). Opponents on the other hand are 9-for-28 (.321) with the bases loaded. 
  • Memphis is hitting .148 with runners in scoring position (23-for-155). 
  • The Tigers are 5-1 when they score three runs or more. The only loss was a 5-4 defeat to No. 10 LSU. 
  • Morgan Mosby leads the team with six multiple-hit games and two multiple-RBI contests. 
  • Ijiah Hargrove holds the team's season high hitting streak with a current six-game streak. Lelani Bernardino has a current five-game streak, while Morgan Mosby's is at four. 
  • Hargrove has reached base in the last seven-straight games, a team season high.
The Last Meeting
April 15, 2012
Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis Sweeps Series with 7-2 Victory over UTEP
The University of Memphis softball team won its seventh-straight game and swept a three-game series against UTEP with a 7-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Tiger Softball Complex.

Memphis Upsets No. 20 Hawaii

  • Memphis upset No. 20/22 Hawaii 5-0 on March 2 in the Bank of Hawaii Invitational. 
  • Jordan Richwood and Ellen Roberts combined for a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts. 
  • Morgan Mosby went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored. She hit a three-run homer as Memphis jumped to a 5-0 lead in the top 2nd. 
  • The victory is the third for Memphis all-time against a ranked opponent and first since upsetting No. 16 Stanford on the road on February 25, 2011. 
  • The win is the first for Memphis against Hawaii and second for head coach Natalie Poole
  • Hawaii was shutout for the first time since April 21, 2012, against Nevada. 
  • The five runs are the second most runs Memphis has scored against a ranked opponent. The most was seven runs in eight innings against No. 22 Ohio State on February 11, 2011.

Last Week

  • Memphis went 2-4 in Hawaii and 2-3 in the Bank of Hawaii Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
  • The Tigers defeated Campbell 6-4 and No. 20/22 Hawaii, 5-0 
  • The U of M played three of the six games against Hawaii.

Three Tigers Named to Bank of Hawaii Invitational All-Tournament Team

  • Memphis had three players named to the Bank of Hawaii Invitational All-Tournament Team. 
  • Outfielder Ijiah Hargrove, second baseman Morgan Mosby and shortstop Laura Curtis all earned all-tournament honors. 
  • Hargrove led the team with a .444 average in the tournament with four runs scored, an RBI and a triple. 
  • Mosby hit .350 with four RBI, two home runs and two runs scored. She hit a three-run homer against Hawaii to help pull off the upset. 
  • Curtis hit .267 in the tournament with an RBI and two runs scored.

Memphis vs UTEP

  • Memphis leads the all-time series with UTEP, 15-5 
  • Natalie Poole is 3-0 all-time against UTEP. 
  • The Tigers have won the last six games and nine of the last 10 contests. 
  • Memphis is 5-4 all-time in El Paso and has won thee last four games. 
  • The Tigers have outscored the Miners 122-80 in the series. 
  • In El Paso, the overall score is a little closer with Memphis holding a 71-61 advantage. 
  • Memphis has scored double-digits in four of the last six games in El Paso. 
  • Morgan Mosby is hitting .444 all-time against UTEP with four RBI. 
  • Ellen Roberts is 2-0 with a save all-time against UTEP with a 0.82 ERA with seven strikeouts and five walks in 17.0 innings pitched. 
  • Jordan Richwood is 1-0 all-time against UTEP with a 0.00 ERA with six strikeouts and four walks in four innings pitched. 
  • Last year Memphis outscored UTEP 16-3 in a three-game sweep in Memphis. The Tigers hit .318 while boasing a 0.67 ERA.
Memphis vs UTEP (15-5)
Date Location Result Score
3-18-2006 Southaven, Miss. W 6-4
3-18-2006 Southaven, Miss. W 11-6
3-17-2007 El Paso, Texas W 7-3
3-17-2007 El Paso, Texas L 2-8
3-18-2007 El Paso, Texas L 3-4
4-5-2008 Memphis, Tenn. W 1-0
4-5-2008 Memphis, Tenn. W 6-2
4-6-2008 Memphis, Tenn. W 5-1
3-7-2009 El Paso, Texas L 12-14
3-7-2009 El Paso, Texas L 4-12
3-8-2009 El Paso, Texas W 10-8
3-20-2010 Memphis, Tenn. W 3-0
3-20-2010 Memphis, Tenn. W 2-0
3-21-2010 Memphis, Tenn. L 1-3
3-26-2011 El Paso, Texas W 5-3
3-26-2011 El Paso, Texas W 13-3
3-27-2011 El Paso, Texas W 15-6
4-14-2012 Memphis, Tenn. W 5-1
4-14-2012 Memphis, Tenn. W 4-0
4-15-2012 Memphis, Tenn. W 7-2

Scouting UTEP

  • UTEP hasn't played since February 28 due to weather cancellations. 
  • The Miners are 5-5 in their last 10 games and are 1-2 at home. 
  • Freshman utility Kawehiokalani Netane leads the team with a .400 batting average. She has scored 10 runs in 15 games with six RBI and six extra base hits. 
  • Junior transfer Alanna Leasau leads the team with 16 RBI and three home runs. Senior Kayleigh Walts also has three home runs with eight RBI and eight runs scored. 
  • Freshman Danielle Pearson leads the team in innings pitched with 42.0 and is 3-3 with a 3.33 ERA, 24 strikeouts and 22 walks. 
  • Junior Colleen Hohman is also 3-3 with a 3.83 ERA.. She has pitched 38.1 innings and has 34 strikeouts with 23 walks. 
  • Opponents are hitting .314 off of the Miners' pitching staff. The team averages 0.65 walks and 0.67 strikeouts per inning. UTEP pitching averages 1.9 walks/hits per inning. 
  • As a team, UTEP is hitting .274 with nine home runs and 67 runs scored.

Up Next

  • Memphis will return home for a nine-game home stand. 
  • The Tigers will host a midweek doubleheader with Missouri State on Tuesday 
  • Memphis will then host a three-game series with No. 21/22 Tulsa on March 16-17.



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