May 26, 2011
| No. 5 Richmond (27-26-2) vs. Dayton vs. La Salle winner
2011 Atlantic 10 Tournament
|Game 3|| Friday, May 27 (3:30 p.m.)
Matt Trent, RHP (UR) vs. Tim Corbey, RHP (UD)
Richmond Game Notes
|Location||Camden, N.J. | Campbell's Field | Weather|
|Audio Webcast||Spider Sports Network|
|UR Baseball Info||Team Record Book | Twitter | A-10 Tourney Record Book|
Richmond remains alive in the 2011 Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship and plays in an elimination game Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Campbell's Field in Camden, N.J. versus Dayton. The fifth-seeded Spiders were knocked to the loser bracket by top-seeded Charlotte on Thursday.
The winner of the Richmond-Dayton game advances in the double-elimination tournament and plays again at 7 p.m. tomorrow night versus the loser of tomorrow afternoon's Charlotte-Rhode Island game.
Richmond is now 14-10 all-time in A-10 Tournament play -- the 14 wins is the most among active teams in the A-10 and the .583 winning percentage is third-highest behind Saint Louis (.889, 8-1) and Charlotte is 10-6 all-time in the tournament (.625).
Richmond played the toughest league schedule of any other A-10 team this season, as the W-L record of its league foes was 98-70 in the regular season. The Spiders have at least one win this season versus all five teams in the tournament -- going 7-8 in those games -- and also playing 9th-place Saint Joseph's and 10th-place St. Louis.
Senior RF Mike Mergenthaler, who has missed just three games in his college career that spans 204 games, currently leads the team in doubles (16), homers (7) and RBI (43), while his 164 career RBI ranks in the Top 30 among all active Division-I players and ranks tied for third all-time at Richmond.
Senior 1B Billy Barber has turned up the offense in A-10 play as he led the team with a .354 average in conference action and had an eight-game hitting streak halted in Thursday's game versus Charlotte. Four of his five homers have come in A-10 play and the senior currently ranks sixth on the Spiders all-time homers list with 36.
Senior RHP Matt Trent gets the call for Richmond Friday and he is coming off his longest outing of the season, going 6.1 innings and scattering five hits and three earned runs versus Saint Joseph's last Saturday.
Trent is Richmond's only current player with previous tournament experience as the redshirt senior was a true freshman on the Spiders' 2007 squad that played in Dayton, Ohio. Trent fired 6.0 innings of effective relief in an 11-9 loss to Fordham, with Richmond win shy of playing in the title game.