HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Senior pitcher David Kendrick was outstanding on the hill for the Chargers as the University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball team (5-10) completed the three-game sweep over Stillman (1-10) by defeating the Tigers, 6-3, on Sunday at Charger Park.
Kendrick (2-1) picked up his second win of the year after working 7.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits while walking three and striking out two batters. Through the opening seven frames, Kendrick had held Stillman scoreless and allowed the Tigers to just three hits.
Junior Cody Barrett worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his first save of the year.
UAH started the scoring in the first inning after sophomore Blake Massey reached first on a passed ball after a called third strike. Massey then swiped second base and moved to third after Grant DeBruin grounded out. The first run of the game then crossed the plate on a passed ball.
From the fifth to the seventh inning, the Chargers plated five runs to put the game away, including two runs in both the sixth and seventh frames.
In the seventh inning, senior Ty Chancelor blasted his second home run in as many days and third of the year. With DeBruin on first base and one out, Chancelor came to the plate and sent the ball over the left field wall, giving the Chargers a 6-0 advantage.
The Tigers began to rally, down 6-0, in the eighth inning by plating three runs with two outs. With the lead cut to 6-3, Stillman had the bases loaded with two outs but the next batter struck out swinging to end the threat.
Stillman's starting pitcher Josh Cagle (1-3) lasted 6.0 innings on the hill, allowing four runs – three earned – on six hits while striking out seven batters. Cagle also plunked four batters on the day.
UAH next welcomes Carson-Newman for a midweek doubleheader on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at noon CST before opening Gulf South Conference play against Delta State on March 3-4 in Huntsville.