Softball Heads to Central Arkansas for Final Fall Games
Oct. 18, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis softball team will wrap up its fall schedule Saturday as they take on Central Arkansas in Conway for a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on UCA's Farris Field.
In the Tigers' last outing, Memphis handed Christian Brothers an 8-2 loss as Ellen Roberts threw a one-hitter and Libby Goranson went 4-for-4 with a home run. The Tigers totaled 15 hits in the game for their highest offensive output of the 2012 fall season.
Goranson is leading the Tigers in hits with eight while Ashleigh King has recorded seven. In the circle, Jordan Richwood has struck out 20 in 16.2 innings of play for a 2.70 ERA, while Roberts has allowed just two earned runs for an ERA of 1.29 in two complete games.
The Sugar Bears of Central Arkansas are coming off their best season in program history with a 36-22 season, which included their first trip to the Southland Conference tournament.
"I definitely want to see us to continue to get better, to go out and be aggressive pitching-wise," Poole said. "We only have two healthy pitchers right now so I want to see us come out and complete ball games. A lot of the times in the fall we don't throw full games but this really challenges our pitchers early on. I'd like to see us do some good things, handle ourselves in a mature way and play the game with good communication."