UWA softball splits at Christian Brothers
Published 9:07 am Monday, March 18, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – West Alabama waited until the late innings of both games to put runs on the scoreboard while splitting a Gulf South Conference doubleheader against Christian Brothers at Bland Field Saturday.
West Alabama won the opener, 3-1, and dropped the second game, 7-4. UWA, ranked 17th in the nation, is now 15-6 overall and 6-4 in GSC play. Christian Brothers won the second game, 7-4, to improve to 7-9 and 3-7.
Down 1-0 after five innings, the Tigers took the lead in the opener on sixth-inning doubles by Tamara Vickers and Michal Robertson and an RBI single by Whitney Brown. Vickers then drove in Kelsey Cooper, who had doubled, to drive in UWA’s last run in the seventh inning.
Sarah Ray (9-1) scattered seven hits over six innings and struck out four to earn the UWA pitching win. Taylor Tucker worked the seventh for her fourth save. Michelle McEachron (1-2) took the CBU loss.
The Lady Bucs roughed up UWA second-game starter and losing pitcher Skylar Davis (0-1) for eight hits and seven runs before chasing her in the bottom of the third inning. Kim Adams (1-1) was credited with the Christian Brothers victory.
CBU got 10 hits in the second game, nine of them singles. Anna Shartzer, Scarlett Wright and Vickers got two hits each in the second game for West Alabama. Shartzer drove in a pair of runs.
West Alabama remains on the road Sunday, visiting Delta State for a doubleheader that gets underway at 1 p.m. Christian Brothers continues its homestand by hosting Alabama-Huntsville.