@MemphisSoftball Prepares For Tough Competition
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March 17, 2014

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis softball team will square against three challenging and exciting opponents this week and will also open American Athletic Conference play this coming weekend. The three opponents this week, Mississippi State, Arkansas, and UCF, have a combined 60 wins to just 25 losses so far in 2014.
The Last Meeting
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Mississippi State allowed a season high in runs and hits but overcame a 2-0 deficit to the University of Memphis as the Tigers fell 3-2 on Saturday in the Gulf Coast Softball Classic.


The Last Meeting
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Tigers Rout Hogs in 14-2 Run Rule
The University of Memphis softball overpowered Arkansas, Tuesday, blowing the Razorbacks out of the water in a 14-2 rout in Sherwood, Arkansas.


Memphis opens the week on Tuesday as hosts of a rematch against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (21-8). Mississippi State defeated Memphis earlier this season, 3-2, on Mar. 1, 2014, at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic in Gulfport, Miss. In that game, the Bulldogs scored a run in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to earn the victory.

First pitch for Tuesday's night game at Tiger Softball Complex against the Bulldogs is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT and admission is free for all fans.

The Tigers travel to Sherwood, Ark., on Wednesday and will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks at 6:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday night. The Razorbacks will enter Wednesday's game with a 20-8 record in 2014.

This weekend, the Tigers travel to Orlando, Fla., to open the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference. Memphis will square off in a three-game series against longtime rival UCF. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday

Memphis vs. This Week's Opponents

· Memphis is 0-4 all-time in the matchup against Mississippi State. Besides winning earlier this season, Mississippi State defeated Memphis twice in 2012 and once in 2013.
· Memphis is 1-1 all-time Arkansas. The Tigers defeated the Razorbacks 14-2 on April 19, 2011, while Arkansas defeated Memphis 6-1 in 2010.
· Memphis is 12-12 all-time against UCF. The Tigers have won six of the last nine matchups in the series.
· The Tigers are 6-18 all-time against opponents from the Southeastern Conference. Memphis is 0-1 against SEC foes in 2014, falling 3-2 against Mississippi State on Mar. 1.
· The Tigers are 18-35 all-time against opponents in the American Athletic Conference. This weekend's series at UCF will be the first-ever American Athletic Conference games for both programs.

Scouting the Mississippi State Bulldogs

· The Bulldogs have a 21-8 record so far in 2014, including a win over No. 8 Kentucky. The team is fifth in the NCAA in team ERA (0.98), and fourth in the NCAA in fielding percentage (.982).
· Katie Anne Bailey leads the Bulldogs with a .357 batting average (5-for-14). Caroline Seitz has a .352 batting average (31-for-88) and 15 runs batted in.
· Jacey Punches is 6-0 on the season in the circle, and has only allowed 4 runs.  Alison Owen is 10-6 with a 2.20 ERA in 18 appearances.
· The Bulldogs are 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Scouting the Arkansas Razorbacks

· Arkansas has a 20-8 record so far in 2014. The Razorbacks are 13-4 at home this season. The Razorbacks opened conference play last weekend, winning one out of three games against Tennessee.
· Clarisa Navarro leads the Razorbacks with .405 batting average (30-for-74), and 27 RBI's.  Devon Wallace leads her team with 6 home runs and a .314 batting average.
· Kimmy Beasley is 3-2 in the circle with a 2.55 ERA in 6 appearances.  Two pitchers have made more than 10 appearances for the Razorbacks. Grace Moll is 8-3 with a 2.74 ERA in 18 appearances. Sydney Wright is 4-2 with a 4.10 ERA in 10 appearances. 

Scouting the UCF Knights

· UCF is 19-9 so far in 2014. The Knights are 18-4 at home and have picked up wins over Princeton, Yale, and Notre Dame.
· Jessica Ujvari leads the Knights with a .343 batting average (12-for-35) on the season.  Ujvari also adds 2 home runs and 10 RBI's.  Brittany Solis leads the Knights with 11 RBI's and 13 hits.
· Shelby Turnier is 11-1 in the circle this season with a 1.13 ERA in 14 appearances. Turnier won the American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week award on March 10. Mackenzie Audas carries a 7-8 record with a 2.00 ERA in 18 appearances.  
· UCF is 18th in the NCAA in earned run average and first in the American Athletic Conference (1.55).

A Record-Setting Week

·Two Tigers, Ellen Roberts and Lindsay Crowdus, accomplished impressive season and career feats last week.
· In the 8-3 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Mar. 14, Crowdus hit two triples, tying a school record for triples in a single game. Crowdus now has a single-season program record six triple in 2014.
· In that same game, senior pitcher Ellen Roberts struck out 10 batters and became just the third Memphis pitcher to cross over the 400-strikeout plateau for her career. Roberts now has 407 career strikeouts, 38 behind program leader Carly Hummel (2010-12).

At the Top of the Leaderboard

·Crowdus currently ranks first in the entire nation in triples with six
·The freshman outfielder also ranks third in the country in triples per game, and leads the American Athletic Conference with a .432 batting average.

Crowdus on the Honor Roll

· Crowdus finished last week with a .438 batting average and three triples, and earned her second consecutive American Athletic Conference Honor Roll Selection.

Last Week in Memphis Softball

· Memphis went 4-1 last week, sweeping a pair of doubleheaders against SWAC foes Jackson State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
· Memphis went 4-1 last week, sweeping a pair of doubleheaders against SWAC foes Jackson State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
· Memphis hosted Jackson State in a doubleheader on Wednesday Mar. 12. The Tigers won game one 6-5 on a walk-off double by Georganna Goodwin. Memphis took game two, 8-0, behind a shutout from Christian Novak and three hits from Cierra Mangum.
· After a midweek 9-1 setback against Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark., the Tigers responded with a pair of wins against the UAPB Lady Lions in Pine Bluff, Ark. In game one's 8-3 win, the Tigers had 15 hits and three runs.
· Memphis closed out the quick, two-day trip with a 10-2 run-rule victory. Brittany Vaughn led the team offensively with four RBI.

 

 

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