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UAH Softball Splits With Christian Brothers

MEMPHIS – Continuing road action in Gulf South Conference play, the fifth-ranked UAH softball team split a doubleheader with Christian Brothers on Monday afternoon as the hosts took the first game 2-1 before the Chargers responded with a 7-2 win. The UAH record moves to

18-7 (2-2 GSC) on the year, while CBU goes to 8-10 (4-2 GSC).

 

In the nightcap, the Chargers pounded out 11 hits and scored the seven times to bounce back from leaving nine runners stranded in the opening contest.

 

The scoring started in the first for the Blue and White as Stephanie Needham recorded a sacrifice fly that played Meagan Billingsley who had walked, moved to second on a stolen base, and scooted on a passed ball to third and into position to score on the fly to center.

 

The score remained 1-0 until the Chargers tacked onto their lead with a big fourth that saw all nine Chargers in the lineup bat in the frame.

 

Mary Kelley led the inning off with a home run to put the visitors on top by a pair, and Cortney McNett followed that up with a single which preceded an Abby MacKay double. Knocking in Jordyn Fones – who was running for McNett – Kelli Pullin singled through the left side to give UAH runners at first and third.

 

UAH then executed a double steal that saw Pullin advance to second and MacKay score, and Pullin was able to move down to third on a throwing error by the CBU shortstop on the play. She scored when Ashley Bryant shot one through the left side to produce a 5-0 advantage for the Blue and White.

 

Putting UAH up 6-0 in the top of the sixth, Mallory McNeal singled in Pullin, and after CBU got one of the runs back in their half of the inning, the Chargers added another run as Billingsley doubled in the seventh and was driving in by Needham.

 

Christian Brothers was able to scratch another run across in the seventh to create the 7-2 final.

 

Whitney Gilbert (6-3) went the distance for UAH as she scattered seven hits and gave up just two runs, and she struck out four CBU batters on the day.

 

The 11 hits in the game came from a balanced effort as just Kelley recorded a multi-hit performance as she went 2-for-4 in the contest.

 

Besides the double steal that saw MacKay steal home, the Chargers had four additional steals in the game to total nine on the day, and UAH now owns 69 stolen bases and have been caught stealing just seven times.

 

The first game was a tough-luck setback for Whitney Toler (8-3) who threw six innings and gave up seven hits and two runs – only one of which was earned.

 

Though UAH did collect nine hits – including a 3-for-4 performance by Needham and a 2-for-3 showing by MacKay – the Chargers were only able to produce the one run as MacKay drove in Billingsley in the first.

 

Both of CBU's runs came in the second as the hosts totaled seven hits in the game.

 

The Chargers will continue play on Tuesday as they take on North Alabama in Florence at 5 p.m.

MEMPHIS – Continuing road action in Gulf South Conference play, the fifth-ranked UAH softball team split a doubleheader with Christian Brothers on Monday afternoon as the hosts took the first game 2-1 before the Chargers responded with a 7-2 win. The UAH record moves to

18-7 (2-2 GSC) on the year, while CBU goes to 8-10 (4-2 GSC).

 

In the nightcap, the Chargers pounded out 11 hits and scored the seven times to bounce back from leaving nine runners stranded in the opening contest.

 

The scoring started in the first for the Blue and White as Stephanie Needham recorded a sacrifice fly that played Meagan Billingsley who had walked, moved to second on a stolen base, and scooted on a passed ball to third and into position to score on the fly to center.

 

The score remained 1-0 until the Chargers tacked onto their lead with a big fourth that saw all nine Chargers in the lineup bat in the frame.

 

Mary Kelley led the inning off with a home run to put the visitors on top by a pair, and Cortney McNett followed that up with a single which preceded an Abby MacKay double. Knocking in Jordyn Fones – who was running for McNett – Kelli Pullin singled through the left side to give UAH runners at first and third.

 

UAH then executed a double steal that saw Pullin advance to second and MacKay score, and Pullin was able to move down to third on a throwing error by the CBU shortstop on the play. She scored when Ashley Bryant shot one through the left side to produce a 5-0 advantage for the Blue and White.

 

Putting UAH up 6-0 in the top of the sixth, Mallory McNeal singled in Pullin, and after CBU got one of the runs back in their half of the inning, the Chargers added another run as Billingsley doubled in the seventh and was driving in by Needham.

 

Christian Brothers was able to scratch another run across in the seventh to create the 7-2 final.

 

Whitney Gilbert (6-3) went the distance for UAH as she scattered seven hits and gave up just two runs, and she struck out four CBU batters on the day.

 

The 11 hits in the game came from a balanced effort as just Kelley recorded a multi-hit performance as she went 2-for-4 in the contest.

 

Besides the double steal that saw MacKay steal home, the Chargers had four additional steals in the game to total nine on the day, and UAH now owns 69 stolen bases and have been caught stealing just seven times.

 

The first game was a tough-luck setback for Whitney Toler (8-3) who threw six innings and gave up seven hits and two runs – only one of which was earned.

 

Though UAH did collect nine hits – including a 3-for-4 performance by Needham and a 2-for-3 showing by MacKay – the Chargers were only able to produce the one run as MacKay drove in Billingsley in the first.

 

Both of CBU's runs came in the second as the hosts totaled seven hits in the game.

 

The Chargers will continue play on Tuesday as they take on North Alabama in Florence at 5 p.m.

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