The University of Memphis baseball team faced a grueling 13-inning game against Wichita State, ultimately losing 12-10 in a six-hour marathon at FedExPark Avron Fogelman Field. The game marked the longest in the program's history by time, eclipsing a previous record set in 2008. With the loss, Memphis fell to 22-32 overall and was eliminated from contention for an AAC Tournament bid. Despite the loss, coach Matt Riser commended the team's resilience and effort. Key moments included Brennan DuBose's leadoff home run and a six-run fifth inning rally that temporarily gave Memphis the lead.

By the Numbers
  • Game duration: 5 hours and 58 minutes
  • Total players used: 23 (Memphis)
  • Total pitchers used: 16 (Wichita State: 10, Memphis: 6)
  • Total pitches thrown: 566
  • Jake Curtis: 2 innings, 6 strikeouts, 2 appearances
  • Seth Garner: 4 innings, 3 strikeouts, 1 earned run
Yes, But

Memphis showcased extraordinary perseverance, battling back multiple times to tie the game. However, the bullpen ultimately faltered in the late innings, allowing the Shockers to secure the win with back-to-back bases-loaded walks in the 13th inning. The Tigers' inability to capitalize on key scoring opportunities, especially in the final inning, proved costly.

State of Play
  • Memphis' overall record: 22-32
  • AAC Conference record: 9-17
  • Wichita State's overall record: 29-26
  • Wichita State's AAC Conference record: 15-11
  • Memphis is officially out of the AAC Tournament contention
What's Next

Memphis is set to face Wichita State once more for the final game of the season on Saturday at 1 p.m. Senior Day festivities will commence at 12:40 p.m., aiming to give the seniors a fitting sendoff. Future focus will likely shift to building on the lessons learned from this series and improving for the next season.

Bottom Line

Despite a valiant effort and remarkable comebacks, the Tigers could not secure the victory they fought for, ultimately ending their AAC Tournament hopes. Their dedication and determination, however, stood out and set a commendable example, particularly for the younger members of the squad.