Memphis Travels to Nashville for Mid-Week Doubleheader with Tennessee State
April 1, 2008
For Immediate Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The University of Memphis will compete in a mid-week in-state doubleheader at Tennessee State in Nashville on Wednesday at 2 and 4 p.m. at Tiger Field.
The U of M (16-17) enters the series looking to snap a program long six-game losing streak, while TSU (10-21) comes into the game with five-straight losses. So far this season, Memphis is 4-0 in Wednesday games.
Memphis is 3-1 all-time against Tennessee State and won the first three games in the series between the two schools before losing its first game to the Tigers in the final game of a doubleheader at Memphis last year. The U of M has outscored TSU 15-1 in the four games, but the one run for Tennessee State was in a 1-0 shutout over Memphis. All four games in the series have been shutouts.
Tennessee State is one of four Ohio Valley teams Memphis has on its 2008 schedule. The U of M is 1-1 against the OVC so far this year with a victory against Southeast Missouri and a loss to Morehead State. Memphis will have a doubleheader with UT Martin next week. Memphis 11-8 all-time against teams from the Ohio Valley Conference and is 3-1 against Tennessee State. Last year the two teams split a doubleheader in Memphis.
Tennessee State was predicted to finish the 2008 season in seventh place in the Ohio Valley Preseason Coaches poll. The team finished the 2007 season with a conference mark of 12-15 and an overall record of 35-23, the program's first winning season. The TSU Tigers have 12 players returning and seven newcomers.
Tennessee State has lost five straight and is 3-7 in its last 10 games. The Tigers are coming off a three-game sweep by Jacksonville State.
Both games of the doubleheader can be followed live through GameTracker. A link to the live broadcasts can be found at GoTigersGo.com.
After the mid-week doubleheader with Tennessee State, Memphis will host a three-game series with UTEP on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6. The Tigers will host conference series in three out of four weeks in April.