Delta Devils Host Tigers on Wednesday Night
April 17, 2013
ITTA BENA, Miss. - The University of Memphis softball team travels to Mississippi Valley State for a single game at 5 p.m. on Wednesday night.
The Tigers (20-29) make their first trip to Itta Bena, Miss., after falling 1-0 in 10 innings at home against Central Arkansas on Tuesday night. Memphis has been involved in six-straight one-run games and 14 on the season. The U of M is 3-3 in the last six games and 8-6 overall in one-run games this year.
The Last Meeting
February 21, 2012
Senior outfielder Lelani Bernardino enters the game with a career high 11-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in 14-straight games. The hitting streak ranks tied for third in school history. Bernardino is hitting .279 with a .398 on-base percentage and leads the team with 22 runs scored.
Mississippi Valley State is 16-24 on the season and 7-3 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The Delta Devils are hitting .262 on the season and average 4.6 runs per game. In the circle, MVSU has a 3.93 ERA with 261 strikeouts in 247.2 innings.
Senior infielder Alexandria Robertson leads MVSU with a .426 batting average and has hit 12 home runs with 45 RBI and 34 runs scored. Senior pitcher Alicia Lorenz (7-13) leads the team with a 3.51 ERA and has struck out 151 batters in 129.2 innings.
Memphis leads the all-time series with Mississippi Valley State, 6-1. The Tigers won the first six games in the series before falling 8-1 at home to the Delta Devils last year.
The Tigers are 36-4 all-time against the SWAC and 2-2 this season with a doubleheader sweep at home against Alcorn State and a pair of losses at Jackson State.
Following the midweek game, Memphis will travel to Greenville, N.C., for a three-game series at East Carolina on Saturday and Sunday.