Playing two teams during this midweek, the University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball team (11-12) will first host Kentucky State (2-6) in a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 13, at Charger Park at noon CDT before heading to Fairfield, Ala., for a single game against Miles (9-5) on Wednesday, March 14. First pitch at Rickwood Field against Miles is set for 2 p.m. CDT.
The Chargers enter the contest on a three-game winning streak, including victories in nine of their last 11 contests. Most recently, UAH picked up its first Gulf South Conference series sweep in three seasons by defeating Christian Brothers on the road, including two shutouts by scores of 5-0 in the final two games. It was the first GSC series sweep since April 18-19, 2009 when the Chargers swept West Georgia in a road series.
Junior and senior right-handed pitchers Dana Wright and David Kendrick pitched the back-to-back shutouts for UAH in game two and game three, respectively. Wright worked the complete 7.0 inning game in his outing, allowing just five hits while striking out five and walking two. Kendrick posted 6.0 innings on the hill, allowing seven hits while striking out three batters.
UAH and KSU have met just twice all-time, with both games serving as the season-opener for the Chargers last season. In those two games, UAH outscored the Thorobreds by score of 36-3 after 24-3 and 12-0 victories.
Historically against Miles, the two schools have met just four times with the Chargers holding a 4-0 advantage, including a 2-0 mark in Huntsville. In the two home games, UAH defeated the Golden Bears by scores of 16-5 in 2008 and 15-4 in 2010.
After this weekend, UAH returns to Gulf South Conference play as the squad welcomes New Orleans to Huntsville on March 17-18 for a three-game series.
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