Memphis hurlers Ryan Fraser and Marcus Barnes combined on an
eight-hit shutout on Saturday afternoon as the Tigers defeated Valparaiso
6-0 at USA Stadium in Millington,
Fraser (1-2) struck out seven
over seven innings of work while scattering just five hits and walking two for
The Tigers jumped on the
scoreboard in the opening inning with a sacrifice fly and Trey Turner added a
RBI single in the second.
A two-run double by Drew
Martinez in the fourth increased the advantage to 4-0 and Memphis plated their final two tallies in the
sixth, capitalizing on a pair of doubles.
(Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) and Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette
University H.S.) each had two hits for the Brown and Gold. The Crusaders stranded nine runners on base
and hit into a pair of double plays as well.
(Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) started and
suffered the loss (2-1) for Valpo, allowing six runs and eight hits in 4.2
innings of work. He struck out four
while walking three.
“Gulbransen couldn’t keep the
ball down today and got hit,” head coach Tracy Woodson said. “Offensively we stranded a bunch of runners
and hit into a couple of doubleplays to take us out of innings.”
Valparaiso (4-5) and Memphis
(5-5) will conclude their three-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon at USA
Stadium with a 1 p.m. contest.