Memphis Hosts No. 20/21 Tulsa in C-USA Home Opener
Go Tigers!
Senior infielder Laura Curtis leads the team with seven doubles.

Go Tigers!
Senior infielder Laura Curtis leads the team with seven doubles.
Go Tigers!

March 15, 2013

#20/21 Tulsa at Memphis

 March 16-17, 2013 - Memphis, Tenn. (Tigers Softball Complex) 
Tulsa Memphis

Golden Hurricane 

20-5 (3-0 C-USA)

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11-14 (3-0 C-USA)

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Game 1 - Saturday - 1 PM CT
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Game 2 - Saturday - 3 PM CT
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Game 3 - Sunday - 1 PM CT
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MEMPHIS - The University of Memphis softball team hosts a ranked team for the first time with a three-game league series against No. 20/21 Tulsa on Saturday and Sunday.

Memphis (11-14, 3-0 C-USA) and Tulsa (20-5, 3-0) will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. at the Tigers Softball Complex and close with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday. Admission for all home games is free.

After Sunday's game, the team will hold a FREE skills clinic for youth in eighth grade or under.

Throughout the weekend, Memphis will be collecting donations to support the Memphis Women's Soccer Relay for Life team, aiming to raise $500. The Relay for Life event on March 22nd will help raise money for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. Stop by the marketing table at the games to make a donation.

The Last Meeting
April 7, 2012
Tulsa, Okla.
Memphis Hands Tulsa Second Conference Loss in 7-6 Victory
The University of Memphis battled a rain delay and the Conference USA Preseason Pitcher of the Year while pulling out a 7-6 victory over Tulsa on Saturday afternoon.

Memphis Quick Hits

  • Memphis is 3-26 all-time against teams ranked in the top 25 nationally and beat #20 Hawaii on the road 5-0 earlier this season. 
  • Sophomore Jordan Richwood ranks eighth in the nation in strikeouts per seven innings with 10.2. 
  • Memphis leads the conference in sac bunts (24), batters struck out looking (48) and caught stealing by (14). The Tigers are second in strikeouts by (172). 
  • Lelani Bernardino is tied for first in C-USA in hit by pitch (6), Ellen Roberts is tied for first in appearances (22) and Amber Lindahl leads the conference in caught stealing by (14). 
  • The Tigers are 9-2 when scoring three runs or more. • Memphis has hit .253 in its last 10 games after batting .202 through the first 15 contests. 
  • Senior second baseman Morgan Mosby leads the team in batting (.321), home runs (2) and RBI 912) and is second in runs scored (9). 
  • Mosby has the teams highest current hitting streak at four games. She also leads the team with seven multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI contests. 
  • The Tigers had two five-run innings in a doubleheader with Missouri State that were career highs.

Memphis vs Tulsa

  • Tulsa leads the all-time series 19-4. Memphis is 9-0 all-time at home against the Golden Hurricane. 
  • Tulsa has outscored Memphis 73-15 at the Tigers Softball Complex and 141-51 in the series. 
  • The Tigers Softball Complex was dedicated on April 7, 2007, in the final game of a three-game series with Tulsa. Memphis lost 8-5. 
  • Last year, Memphis went 1-2 against Tulsa and won the third game 7-6. The Tigers fought back to tie game one 2-2 before Lacey Middlebrooks hit a walk-off two-run homer.

Memphis vs Tulsa (4-19)
Date Location Result Score
3-25-2006 Tulsa, Okla. L 4-1
3-25-2006 Tulsa, Okla. L 3-0
3-26-2006 Tulsa, Okla. L 9-1
4-6-2007 Memphis, Tenn. L 13-4
4-6-2007 Memphis, Tenn. L 9-1
4-7-2007 Memphis, Tenn. L 8-5
5-10-2007 Orlando, Fla. W 2-1
5-3-2008 Tulsa, Okla. L 7-4
5-3-2008 Tulsa, Okla. L 10-0
5-4-2008 Tulsa, Okla. L 8-0
3-21-2009 Memphis, Tenn. L 9-1
3-21-2009 Memphis, Tenn. L 10-0
3-22-2009 Memphis, Tenn. L 11-2
3-27-2010 Tulsa, Okla. L 7-5
3-27-2010 Tulsa, Okla. W 6-1
3-28-2010 Tulsa, Okla. L 5-3
5-13-2010 Houston, Texas W 5-1
4-2-2011 Memphis, Tenn. L 4-1
4-2-2011 Memphis, Tenn. L 2-1 (8)
4-3-2011 Memphis, Tenn. L 7-0
4-6-2012 Tulsa, Okla. L 4-2
4-6-2012 Tulsa, Okla. L 2-0
4-7-2012 Tulsa, Okla. W 7-6

Scouting Tulsa

  • Tulsa is ranked No. 21/22 and is the first ranked team to play at Memphis. 
  • Tulsa leads C-USA in hitting (.281), runs scored (111), hits (181), RBI (102), batters struck out (174), wins (19) and fielding percentage (.964). The Golden Hurricane are second in ERA (1.99). 
  • Tulsa ranks in the top 50 in the nation in ERA (35th), WL percentage (25th), triples per game (18th) and double plays per game (37th). 
  • Junior pitcher Aimee Creger ranks fourth in the nation in ERA (0.84), fourth in strikeouts per 7 innings (10.7), 14th in victories (11) and 15th in saves (2). 
  • Creger is the reigning C-USA Pitcher of the Week and has earned the honor three times already this season. 
  • Tulsa has ranked victories this season against #22/21 North Carolina, #25/21 Florida State (2), #21/25 Hofstra and #6/6 Texas. 
  • Tulsa has won been the C-USA Regular Season Champions in three of the last four years and has earned NCAA Tournament appearances in five of the last seven years. 
  • Last year, Tulsa finished 42-14 and 13-8 in C-USA and had a RPI ranked 31st.

Last Week

  • Memphis went 3-1 in week 5 of the 2013 schedule. 
  • The Tigers lost 8-1 at Mississippi State in a midweek match-up in Starkville, Miss. 
  • Memphis opened Conference USA play on the road at UTEP in El Paso, Texas, and earned a three-game sweep. 
  • The Tigers start the C-USA schedule 3-0 for the first time in school history. 
  • The three-game sweep is the third-straight series sweep for Memphis over UTEP. The Tigers have a nine-game winning streak over the Miners.

vs Missouri State

  • Memphis split a doubleheader with Missouri State on Tuesday. The Tigers took game one 5-3, but fell 16-5 in game two. 
  • The Bears scored 12 runs, including seven unearned, in the final two innings of the game. 
  • Morgan Mosby tied a career high with three RBI in game one.

Up Next

  • Memphis will play six games at home next week. The Tigers host Samford on Tuesday in a single game at 5 p.m. 
  • Memphis hosts a doubleheader with Alcorn State on Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. 
  • The Tigers host a three-game C-USA series with UAB next Saturday and Sunday. 
  • Pouncer's Pals Easter Egg Hunt will take place following next Sunday's game with UAB.



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