UWA softball sweeps Tuskegee

Published 8:32 am Tuesday, April 2, 2013

TUSKEGEE – A trio of West Alabama pitchers combined to allow just six hits and one run as the Tigers swept a college softball doubleheader from Tuskegee, 11-1 and 8-0, Monday at the Tuskegee Women’s Softball Complex.

Jessica Brock (4-5) went the distance in the second game, striking out 10 and allowing just two hits. Latifah Kelly (2-8) took the Tuskegee loss.

Starter Sarah Ray (13-4) worked six innings to earn the win in the opener, scattering four hits and striking out seven while allowing just one run. Skylar Davis worked the final inning in a non-save situation for UWA in the first game, not allowing a hit or a run. Morgan Burrell (0-3) was tagged with the Tigerette loss.

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The sweep improved West Alabama to 22-11. The Tigers are host to Stillman in a doubleheader Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the final non-conference action of the season. Tuskegee dropped to 8-18.

West Alabama combined for 22 hits in the two games, including home runs from Brooklyn Phillips (5) and Whitney Brown (8) in the first game and Anna Shartzer (3) and Michal Robertson (5) in the nightcap. Phillips and Brown went back-to-back in the sixth inning of the first game, while Shartzer and Robertson’s shots highlighted a five-run fifth inning to put the second game away.

Phillips had five hits in the two games, driving in three runs and scoring four. Stephanie Shoup collected three hits for the Tigers.