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Memphis baseball woes by the numbers

<p>Alex Hicks gets set to pitch.&nbsp; In the 2018 season opener, Hicks allowed only one run on three hits.</p>
Alex Hicks gets set to pitch.  In the 2018 season opener, Hicks allowed only one run on three hits.

The University of Memphis baseball team has struggled for most of the season, and with less than half of the season remaining it is time for them to salvage what is left of the season.

The Tigers are 3-12 in their last fifteen games with a season record of 12-25. On the bright side, Memphis rebounded from a 1-9 stretch spanning from March 23 to April 8 and picked up three wins in their last five games.


4.63 — The Tigers’ cumulative ERA so far this season. The Memphis coaching staff has utilized 14 pitchers in 37 games. The pitching staff has allowed 49 doubles, 25 home runs and seven triples. Starter Jonathan Bowlan has the best ERA (2.60) and the most strikeouts on the team (65) but only has a record of 1-5.


5 — The number of games in which Memphis recorded zero RBIs. Memphis lost 3-1 to Western Kentucky and recorded four hits and no RBIs. Houston held Memphis to three total runs in a three-game series and zero RBIs in two of the games. No. 3 Ole Miss also held Memphis to zero RBIs en route to their 12-0 win earlier this month. In their most recent game against Baylor, the Tigers recorded two hits and no RBIs, ending with their 25th loss of the season.


25 — The number of losses accumulated so far in the 2018 campaign. Memphis has recorded at least 30 wins in six of eight seasons since 2010. The team is 10 wins away from their 2016 record of 22-39 with 19 games remaining. The Tigers have lost more than 30 games only once in the past eight seasons. Memphis has recorded four five-game losing streaks over the course of the season.


7 — Memphis only scored seven or more runs in 10 games after 37 games played. They broke double-digits runs in a 10-run win against Little Rock and 14 runs off of 14 hits in a win against Mississippi Valley State. The Tigers are 1-1 when they score exactly nine runs.


4 — The number of times Memphis has been shut out this season. The team also has six games with only one run. The Tigers were shut out in back-to-back games by Houston and lost all three games in the series. Ole Miss held Memphis to four hits in a 12-0 shutout six games later. The Tigers managed two hits for the second time this season in a 7-0 shutout loss to Baylor four days ago.


.238 — The cumulative batting average for the Tigers this season. The team registered over 1,200 at bats with 288 total hits. Tyler Webb  is the only batter on the team who has a batting average over 30 percent (.312). Webb has a batting average of .357 in conference play. Cale Hennemann is second on the team with a .277 batting average.


1 — The number of multi-home run games the Tigers recorded. Memphis hit two out of the park in a 5-7 loss to North Florida. The Tigers have 17 home runs but have struggled to string those home runs together this season.

Alex Hicks gets set to pitch.  In the 2018 season opener, Hicks allowed only one run on three hits.

Outfielder Carlos Williams gets ready to steal third base. The Covington native is one of only five seniors on the 2018 Tigers roster.

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