HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It just seemed as if nothing was going right for the UAH Chargers softball team. Tied one game each heading into Sunday's series finale against Mississippi College, the Chargers trailed 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs. And then, sports happened.
Hartselle native Jada Hayes reached base on an error, and Scottsboro freshman Kelly Campbell added a single. Madison native Brianna Sullivan followed with a single, which scored Hayes to trim the deficit to 5-3.
And on senior day, veteran Savannah Smith homered on her first pitch to seal the win.
"It was very important. There was a lot of pressure up there, but like I said our team wanted it and needed it up there," a overwhelmed Smith said after the game. "We worked our butts off all week. The best thing is knowing my team believed in me, I heard their voices and they wanted me to get it."
UAH now 35-13 on the season, and 19-11 in the Gulf South Conference. UAH wraps up their regular season on the road against Christian Brothers.
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