The University of Memphis baseball team is set for a pivotal home series against Wichita State, which marks their final three regular-season games. The Tigers, who are presently in 10th place in the American Athletic Conference, aim to secure a spot in the AAC Tournament with strong showings this weekend. First pitches are scheduled for 6 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday, with Saturday's game at 1 p.m. All games will be broadcast on ESPN+. Memphis will rely heavily on standout performances from key players such as Daunte Stuart and closer Brayden Sanders.

By the Numbers
  • The Tigers have a season record of 22-28, with a conference record of 9-15.
  • Memphis' offense averages 6.4 runs per game and has hit 65 home runs this season.
  • Brayden Sanders has recorded nine saves, tying for fifth-most in a single season at Memphis.
State of Play
  • Memphis is just two games out of fifth place in the AAC standings.
  • Wichita State comes into the series on a five-game winning streak.
  • The Tigers' defense is strong, ranking fifth nationally in double plays turned.
What's Next

Should Memphis secure a series win and receive favorable results from other AAC matchups, they could advance into the top-eight and qualify for the AAC Tournament in Clearwater, Florida. The performances of key players in this final series will be critical to their postseason hopes.

Bottom Line

A strong performance against Wichita State could catapult the Tigers into the AAC Tournament, providing a crucial boost to their season and potential for postseason play. Keep an eye on standout players like Daunte Stuart and Brayden Sanders who will need to continue their strong play to lead Memphis to victory.