Memphis, Tenn. (3/22/14) – After a 3-1 loss to the Owls, Memphis clamped down on the Owls and derailed any chance of back-to-back wins with a 13-7 win.
After a scoreless first, the Owls endured a firestorm in the second. The Tigers led off the second with an astounding five straight singles. After the first out was recorded, the Tigers tacked on another three runs en route to a six run inning.
Memphis starter Jon Reed was putting in work allowing only two hits through six innings. Owls starter Preston Hill, on the other hand, was pulled after two, RP Patrick Vanderslice and Connor Stasky tried to keep the game reasonable only giving up one earned run. 1B Tucker Tubbs was a monster in the game and added two runs on the board with a RBI double in the sixth off Phil Gianakos. Up nine, Memphis tacked on two more in the inning with two RBI groundouts as the mercy rule was upon the Owls.
3B Derek Peterson led off the seventh with a double and Robert Amaro knocked him in with a double of his own. Nick West and Andrew Nist hit back-to-back singles and Josh Mason walked to put three on the board. The Owls continued their rally with Nist scoring on a wild pitch and David Hall advancing with a walk. Reed was pulled in the inning and Memphis eventually held off the furious assault by the Owls.
Tubbs knocked in a run with a single in the seventh after a fly out pushed the advantage to seven. He would finish a ridiculous 4-5 and four RBI. CF Jimmie Kerrigan aided the comeback with a two RBI single in the eighth but it wasn’t enough, as Memphis would hold on to win 13-7.
Reed (3-0) remains perfect while Hill (0-3) looks for his first win in his next outing. The Owls (6-10, 1-1) and Memphis (15-7, 1-1) meet for the last time, March 23.