Memphis Hosts Three-Game Series with UAB
Go Tigers!
Junior pitcher Ellen Roberts.

Go Tigers!
Junior pitcher Ellen Roberts.
Go Tigers!

March 22, 2013

UAB at Memphis

 March 23-24, 2013 - Memphis, Tenn. (Tigers Softball Complex) 



15-7 (5-1 C-USA)

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14-17 (3-3 C-USA)

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Game 1 - Saturday - 11 AM CT
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Game 2 - Saturday - 1 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 three-game conference series with UAB on Saturday and Sunday at the Tigers Softball Complex.

Originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. start on Saturday, the doubleheader has been pushed up to an 11 a.m. start due to the threat of inclement weather. Memphis (14-17, 3-3 C-USA) and UAB (15-7, 5-1 C-USA) will close the series with a 1 p.m. game on Sunday. Following Sunday's game, Pouncer's Pals, the official University of Memphis Athletics Kid's Club, will host an Egg Hunt for children in attendance with Pouncer and the Memphis softball team.

The Last Meeting
May 10, 2012
Birmingham, Ala.
Pinch Hit Fifth-Inning Homer Spoils Memphis Upset Attempt
A two-hit inning was all UAB needed to end the University of Memphis' season as the Tigers fell 2-0 in the opening day of the Conference USA Championship on Thursday night.

Admission is free to all home games.

With the chance of inclement weather over the weekend, be sure to follow Memphis Softball on Twitter (@MemphisSoftball) and on Facebook (@MemphisSoftball) for the latest updates.

Memphis Quick Hits

  • Memphis enters the series with UAB on a three-game winning streak and are 14-17 overall and 3-3 in conference play. 
  • Jordan Richwood ranks 12th in the nation in strikeouts per seven innings with 9.8. 
  • Lelani Bernardino ranks 105th in the country in hit by pitch per game (0.2) and 146th in walks per game (0.57). 
  • Morgan Mosby leads the team with a .355 batting average and currently ranks first in school history with a career .328 average. 
  • Mosby also leads the team with 13 RBI, two home runs and 11 runs scored. 
  • Lelani Bernardino will move into the top four in career games started with one more start. She currently has 182 career starts. 
  • With one more start, Ellen Roberts will move into a tie for second for most games started in school history. She currently has 53 starts in the circle. 
  • Kelly Braman leads the team with the longest current hitting streak at four games. She also has the longest current reached base streak at five games. 
  • Wheeler Hill has an active three-game hitting streak. 
  • Ellen Roberts has won two-straight games and is 7-11 on the season with a 3.15 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 122.1 innings pitched. 
  • Roberts tied her career high with 13 strikeouts in game one against Alcorn State. 
  • Lindsie Knowles recorded her first collegiate hit and RBI in game two against Alcorn State.

Memphis vs UAB

  • UAB leads the all-time series with Memphis 15-8. 
  • The Tigers are 5-3 all-time against the Blazers at home. 
  • The last seven meetings between the two schools have been decided by two runs or less. 
  • Memphis has lost the last four meetings and are 1-7 in the last eight match-ups. 
  • Last year, the Tigers were swept in three-games in Birmingham and then lost in the C-USA Tournament at UAB to end the season.
Memphis vs UAB (8-15)
Date Location Result Score
3-11-2006 Birmingham, Ala. L 2-1 (8)
3-11-2006 Birmingham, Ala. L 8-3
3-12-2006 Birmingham, Ala. W 7-3
4-28-2007 Memphis, Tenn. W 2-1
4-28-2007 Memphis, Tenn. W 5-4 (11)
4-29-2007 Memphis, Tenn. W 2-1
3-21-2008 Birmingham, Ala. L 6-4
3-22-2008 Birmingham, Ala. L 9-1
3-22-2008 Birmingham, Ala. L 4-3
5-8-2008 Houston, Texas W 8-6
4-28-2009 Memphis, Tenn. L 9-0
4-28-2009 Memphis, Tenn. W 5-1
4-29-2009 Memphis, Tenn. L 14-0
5-7-2009 El Paso, Texas L 11-5
5-1-2010 Birmingham, Ala. W 4-1
5-1-2010 Birmingham, Ala. L 5-2
5-2-2010 Birmingham, Ala. L 1-0 (8)
4-30-2011 Memphis, Tenn. L 4-2
4-30-2011 Memphis, Tenn. W 1-0
3-10-2012 Birmingham, Ala. L 3-1
3-10-2012 Birmingham, Ala. L 3-4
3-11-2012 Birmingham, Ala. L 2-0
5-10-2012 Birmingham, Ala. L 2-0

Scouting UAB

  • UAB was picked to finish fourth in the conference after finishing 37-22 overall and second in Conference USA with a 17-7 mark in 2012. 
  • The Blazers are coming off back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. 
  • UAB comes to Memphis with a 15-7 overall record and are 5-1 in C-USA after sweeping UCF and winning two of three against East Carolina. 
  • UAB's RPI ranked 44th in 2012. 
  • The Blazers rank in the top 50 in the nation in ERA (31st - 1.92) and home runs per game (42nd - 0.95). 
  • Kristen McGrath ranks 29th nationally in home runs per game (0.37), while Caitlin Attfield ranks 44th in stolen bases per game (0.58). 
  • UAB ranks second in the conference in batting average (.289), slugging (.418), on base pct (.369), ERA (1.82) and first in home runs (18) and hit by pitch (26).

Last Week

  • 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. 
  • The Tigers lost all three-games in their conference home opener to No. 20 Tulsa. 
  • Memphis and Tulsa went seven scoreless innings in game one, before Tulsa scored the game's first run in the eighth inning. The Golden Hurricane scored four runs in the inning and won 4-2, despite the Tigers scoring two runs in the bottom of the inning.


  • Memphis defeated Samford 3-1 on Tuesday at the Tigers Softball Complex. 
  • The Tigers swept Alcorn State in a doubleheader on Wednesday, earning a 3-2 comeback victory in game one and winning 8-1 in game two.

Up Next

  • Memphis plays five games on the road next week with a midweek doubleheader at Jackson State on Tuesday and a three-game conference series at Marshall on Friday and Saturday.



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