Branndi Melero connects on solo homer for Tigers
Saturday is Senior Day; Seven seniors will be honored pregame
Tigers honored at annual awards banquet
Tigers get three RBI from Branndi Melero in win
2012 ... SEC Community Service Team ... Appeared in 12 games with four starts ... Hit .111 with one triple and one RBI ... Had RBI triple in season-opener vs. Alabama State ... Stole a base and scored vs. Bowling Green ... Singled and scored in win vs. Loyola Marymount.
2011 ... SEC Community Service Team ... Appeared in 14 games with three starts ... Hit .250 with one home run and three RBI ... Appeared in four SEC games .. Hit .400 (2-for-5) in SEC play with one RBI ... Hit solo, pinch-hit home run vs. UConn that ended game on mercy rule ... Had pinch-hit RBI single in game three vs. No. 10 Florida ... Also drove in a run with pinch-hit single in game two vs. Mississippi Valley State ... Reached on infield single in pinch-hit AB in seventh inning of game one vs. BYU in NCAA Seattle Regional.
2010 ... SEC Community Service Team ... Did not play due to injury.
2009 ... Appeared in 36 games with 21 starts, all at DP ... Had two game-winning RBI (UMKC, Morehead State) ... First hit was a two-run home run vs. Eastern Kentucky ... Had two hits and two RBI in win vs. UMKC ... Had solo home run in win vs. Western Kentucky ... Doubled and drove in two runs vs. Morehead State ... Singled twice and drove in a pair of runs in game one vs. Ole Miss ... Had three pinch-hit at-bats in Arkansas series, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles ... Went 1-for-3 with a single in game three vs. No. 6 Georgia.
High School ... Played for coach Christy Bingham at St. Benedict Auburndale High School ... Lettered in softball, soccer and basketball ... Led softball team to region championships in 2005 and 2008 and state runner-up finish in 2008 ... Earned all-district, all-region and All-Memphis Metro honors 2004-07 and all-state honors in 2005 ... Finished high school career with a .435 batting average and a .620 slugging percentage.
Personal ... Born Dec. 25, 1989, to Mark and Teresa Murphy ... Has one brother, Cameron, 15 ... Served as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President from 2011-12 ... FCA Leader 2009-12 ... Her father, Mark, played baseball at the University of Memphis and her grandfather, David Murphy, played football for the University of Idaho and professionally in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers ... Major: Broadcast Journalism.