Memphis Competes in Final Regular Season Tournament
March 13, 2008
For Immediate Release
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The University of Memphis travels to South Carolina to participate in the Winthrop/adidas Invitational beginning Friday at the Winthrop Softball Complex. The Tigers are one of 12 teams competing in the three-day tournament, which marks the final regular season tournament for the Tigers.
The U of M will open play against Gardner-Webb on Friday at 1 p.m. (EST) on Terry Field, followed by Providence at 5 p.m on Field C. Saturday Memphis will play Vermont at 1 p.m. on Field B and Furman at 5 p.m. on Terry Field.
The Tigers, who play in Pool B, conclude the tournament on Sunday in a bracket style finish meeting one of the teams from Pool A at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Pool A consists of Winthrop, Fairfield, NC A&T, Ohio, UNCW and Albany.
Memphis is one of six teams in Pool B and will play everybody in its field except Charlotte. The Tigers are the only team in its pool with a winning record, with 9-11 Gardner-Webb sporting the second most victories among the teams Memphis plays in its field. Pool A has three teams with a winning record. North Carolina A&T is 11-2-1 and tournament host Winthrop is 12-10, while Albany has just begun its season with a 3-2 record.
The Tigers have never played any of the 11 opponents in the Winthrop/adidas Invitational.
All of the Memphis games in the Winthrop/adidas Invitational can be followed live through GameTracker. A link to the livestats and can be found at GoTigersGo.com.
The Tigers (13-10) swept a midweek doubleheader on Wednesday at Alabama A&M, winning the two games by a combined score of 25-1. Memphis pitching allowed just two hits with freshman Kimber Bossom throwing a no hitter in game one in a 9-0 victory. Memphis won game two 16-1 after scoring 11 runs in the first inning. The U of M lost a two-game series with Marshall on Monday in both team's conference opener.
After the tournament, Memphis will host a midweek doubleheader with Wichita State on Wednesday, March 19. The team will then travel to Birmingham, Ala., for a three-game conference series with UAB on Friday and Saturday, March 21-22.