Memphis, Tenn University of Memphis baseball defeated Tulane 12-2 in seven innings to win its final American Athletic Conference series of the season at FedExPark’s Avron Fogelman Field on a high day Saturday afternoon. The Tigers tied the program record 15 times (Middle Tennessee, 1998).
With the win, the Tigers improve to 28-26 (10-14 AAC) on the season. The Green Wave fell to 15-39 (8-16) with the win. The 28 wins for Memphis in a single season is the most since 2017.
“It’s a big job for our guys today to come out and recover from what happened yesterday,” the head coach said. Carrick Jackson he said. “We got that last conference-series win and we got things right at Tulane this season. Now we’ve got to take the momentum we’ve built into the conference tournament and run deep into this thing and see if we can’t get ourselves into the championship game on Sunday.”
How did it happen?
• The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning. Willis Spears They drove in the first run and the next two Tigers came around to score on wild pitches.
• Memphis piled on five more runs in the second inning. An RJ Jimerson scored a sac-fly. Jake Curtis To start the scoring, then a pair of two-run, two-out hits Shane Cox And Brennan Dubose 8-0 Tiger lead.
• Tulane got on the board in the fourth inning with a solo home run from Simon Baumgart.
• Cox hit his third home run of the year to left-center field to regain the lead in the bottom of the fourth and make it a 9-1 game.
• Cox was undrafted at the plate and scored his fourth and fifth runs in the bottom of the sixth with a double and drove in a second. Braden Webb.
• The Green Wave cut Memphis’ lead to nine with a sac fly in the top of the seventh, but Memphis broke through in the middle with an RBI single. Austin Baskin He recorded. Tyler Heckert..
• Cox finished the game 3-for-3 with three extra-base hits (two 2B, one HR) and drove in five runs for the second time this season (Feb. 22 vs. MVSU).
• 15 Tigers walks in 2018 They tied the program record in 1998 at Middle Tennessee. Memphis set a single-inning program record with seven walks in the first inning. The Tigers were hit by two pitches in the game for a total of 17 free bases.
• JT Durham He started on the mound and was excellent, going six innings and allowing just two runs on four hits while striking out seven to get the win and improve to 4-3 on the season.
• Chase Kessinger And Dalton Kendrick Mixed to pitch a seventh inning.
• DuBose finished the day 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI.
• Curtis, Baskin and Logan Kohler All recorded.
• Memphis’ 28 wins are its most since 2017 (30).
• The Tigers finished sixth in the U.S., their highest ranking since 2016.
• The Tigers head to Clearwater, Fla., tomorrow to prepare for the AAC Tournament, where they will play the No. 3 seed on Tuesday night.