Bullpen Tosses Five No-Hit Innings as UAH Tops Miles, 9-5

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- The UAH bullpen pitched five innings of no-hit ball, Wednesday afternoon, allowing one unearned run, as the Chargers downed Miles College (20-13), 9-5 at historic Rickwood Field, the nation's oldest ballpark.

Miles chased starter Andrew Ford in the 4th inning after the Chargers had taken a 4-1 lead.

Kenneth Hartfield doubled down the right field line with none out, scoring shortstop Michael Green, who led off with a single, then moved to second on a walk to Sergio Galloway. Jeremy Horn then doubled in the runners with a one-out double to right-center to tie the game.

Chase Brewington, Joe Dunlap, Corbin Holland, and Jeffrey Dobyne then came on in succession to close the door for UAH while the Chargers mounted their comeback.

Miles scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 5th to go ahead 5-4 before UAH tied the game in the 6th courtesy of wildness on the mound from Miles starter Thomas Suits and reliever Randy Cole.

After Suits walked leadoff hitter Jake Lee, Cole came in to retire Will Nichols on a pop out, but a hit batter, a walk, and two wild pitches later, UAH had tied the game. They then went ahead 6-5 on a grounder by Blake Butler that scored Jordan Parker. Parker went 2-for-3, scored 3 times and drove in two.

The Chargers never lost the lead and cemented the one-run difference with three more in the 8th.

Dunlap picked up the win, tossing 2 2/3 innings in relief. He is now 5-1. Cole took the loss and is 3-5.

The Chargers continue to play on the road this weekend in a Gulf South Conference series at West Florida on Saturday and Sunday.