Friday, May 11, 2012

Game Day: Memphis Tigers @ MU

♦ This weekend is your last chance to see MU Baseball at Taylor Stadium in 2012.

♦ The Memphis Tigers come into Taylor Stadium with a 23-25 record, 11-10 in Conference USA.

Their significant wins include a 7-6 mid-week win against Mississippi State back in February, a Sunday win against Rice (losing the other 2 games of the series) and a 4-2 mid-week win against Ole Miss on April 24th.

Memphis is averaging 5.5 runs vs. their opponents' 4.6 runs per game.  The team has hit 37 home runs.

Left Fielder Adam McClain currently has a .396 batting average,

♦ Mizzou vs. Memphis Stats
Batting Average
RPI rank
Strength of Schedule
Two University of Memphis players earn C-USA honors (Memphis Commercial Appeal, 5/8)
Three weeks after being swept in a Conference USA series at Southern Miss, the Tigers are in the midst of a five-game C-USA win streak, including last weekend’s sweep of UAB. On Monday, the league office announced another sweep for the U of M.

Junior righthander Dan Langfield and senior third baseman Jacob Wilson were named C-USA Pitcher of the Week and Hitter of the Week, respectively, for their efforts against UAB. Langfield, a possible first- or second-round pick in next month’s major league draft, tossed seven shutout innings to help the Tigers win the series opener, 8-1. Wilson, who shared the hitter-of-the-week honors with Tulane’s Brandon Boudreaux, went 5-for-10 in the series with four home runs — two in the opener, two in the finale — and upped his league-leading total to 14.

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